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Upgrade Time Question. 7950/670/27" Monitor

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Hey
So I've got around 300-350 euro to spend on an upgrade and can't decide between a 7950/670 or a 27" monitor. At the moment I've got 6850 xfire and I'm kind of thinking to myself will I notice any difference upgrading the cards, while if I got with the monitor your damn sure I'll notice a difference between 23" and 27". I'm only looking at 1920*1080 monitors.
What do you guys think?
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just make sure you get a card with 3GB minimum vram.
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Why not a 670?
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670 4GB. yes.
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A 27'' monitor @ 1920x1080?
IDK but I think 6850's in xfire are enough for 1080p.
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If you go the gpu route, get the 7950 and use the saved money towards your monitor. Both cards get very similar performance but the 7950 is cheaper and you get Crysis 3 and Bioshock 3 for free with the card.
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post #7 of 18
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Yeah 2 free games is a big plus alright, and I'm starting to think the 6850's just aint up to it any more, certainly can't run everything on max at all
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If you are going to go for a new GPU get the 7950. I "upgraded to a 670" and really wish I had not. I went from a 7950 to a GTX 670 and as soon as the OS X 10.8.3 update comes out I will be going back to 7950 if it supports it natively as some of the reports suggest. I every way that count the 7950 is a better card.

As for you current setup I think it should work just fine on a 27" monitor. I really like my 3x Asus 27" monitor setup.
 
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Yeah 2 free games is a big plus alright, and I'm starting to think the 6850's just aint up to it any more, certainly can't run everything on max at all
And HD Radeon 7950 won't max out everything either, Crysis 3 and probably Metro 2033 just to name a few.
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And HD Radeon 7950 won't max out everything either, Crysis 3 and probably Metro 2033 just to name a few.

^this. even a titan won't max c3 . . . well at 1080, maybe. metro - very high with 4MSAA with a little oc on the gpu is perfect.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/1/13 at 4:41am
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