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post #31 of 55
Shouldn't the GTX 480 wreck World of Warcraft and Left 4 Dead 2 already?
Anyway I suggest GTX 660 SLI they offer pretty good performance for the price, as SLI generally is less of a hassle when compared to crossfire, and Nvidia is generally faster at making profiles for the new games.
Single card get 7950 and overclock it or 7970.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 3/12/13 at 12:19pm
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At that resolution, I would say go with a nice single card. Multiple card setups will have some form of stutter.
 
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post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post

Shouldn't the GTX 480 wreck World of Warcraft and Left 4 Dead 2 already?
Anyway I suggest GTX 660 SLI they offer pretty good performance for the price, as SLI generally is less of a hassle when compared to crossfire, and Nvidia is generally faster at making profiles for the new games.
Single card get 7950 and overclock it or 7970.

gtx 480 used to wreck WoW before, but not anymore frown.gif
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post #34 of 55
Yeah I would suggest 7970/7950 if your not dead set on dual cards right away - the memory bus and total memory could both be limiting factors for super high resolutions. I mean you could probably afford a 7950 with 7970 PCB and put a nice cooler on it. (maybe a 240mm CLC with the mod)

Also I noticed the original Powercolor Tahiti LE model on newegg.com is already discontinued - the one I linked is a new model. (but could still have overheating issues - I don't know)
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post #35 of 55
My vote is also for the 79XX series. Running 1.8-3x the pixels of 1080 will eat up considerable more memory than 1080 resolution; I would feel much more comfortable with 3 Gb and bigger bus width.
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Has anyone mentioned the meticulous micromanagement of system resources to keep the FPS going buttery smooth? Upgrading parts aren't gonna do the least bit of good, unless you know exactly what is running in the background and why.
    
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Has anyone mentioned the meticulous micromanagement of system resources to keep the FPS going buttery smooth? Upgrading parts aren't gonna do the least bit of good, unless you know exactly what is running in the background and why.

Never heard of that. Could you explain?
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post #38 of 55
Your processor wont bottleneck any single card out. So I would go for the fastest single card I could get and run it. A 7970ghz destroys a 7870xt to answer your question though. Also how do you figure the 7950 dualx cards I sent you are over 600 in cf? They are each 299 after rebate with free shipping and 2 game codes each. Sell both the games from one and your around 540 after tax.
Edited by Hatfieco - 3/12/13 at 2:28pm
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Your processor wont bottleneck any single card out. So I would go for the fastest single card I could get and run it. A 7970ghz destroys a 7870xt to answer your question though.

I know single 7970 set up wouldn't be a bad choice, but I am also very tempted to go 7870 taihi LE crossfire.
Both route would cost around $500 and 7870 taihi also can crossfire with 79xx series.
decision decision...
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But then your limited to 2gb of bandwidth regardless if Im not mistaken.
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