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Hello all,

During last weeks I'm being looking to different GPUs to mount in my Setup.

My PC will host multiple Virtual Machines, so plenty Video Memory will be used that's why I decided to go with ATI and not NVIDA since we get 1GB extra for the same price.

So the GPU will do multi rendering over the multiple Virtual Machines that host...

Then I started too look for different brands, and the opinion in foruns it's that HIS and ASUS are ahead of others, since ASUS its expensier I will go to HIS.


1st Option Crossfire:

2x HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X2

Average Total Price = 700€

2nd Option Crossfire:

3x HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ Boost

Average Total Price = 804€

3rd Option Crossfire:

3x HIS Radeon HD 7870

Averge Total Price = 600€


The last option will be overkill? Could be enough to have only 2x HIS Radeon HD 7950 and buy 1 extra if not..

Currently I host 20 Virtual Machines with 1 HD 7870 without big problems, my goal it's to reach the 80 Virtual Machines..
Edited by nhcoohrh - 3/23/13 at 11:51am
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just add three more 7870 and run quad cfx
     
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just add three more 7870 and run quad cfx

Can I run more than two HD 7870? I read somewhere only dual crossfire for 7800 Series.. maybe what i must check its crossfire X feature..

Still 4 HD 7870 will be a lot of Space and power consuption... Don't know if the PSU of 1200W gold will handle..
Edited by nhcoohrh - 3/23/13 at 11:50am
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Can I run more than two HD 7870? I read somewhere only dual crossfire for 7800 Series.. maybe what i must check its crossfire X feature..

Still 4 HD 7870 will be a lot of Space and power consuption... Don't know if the PSU of 1200W gold will handle..

From my understanding any card can be run in crossfire as long as it's in the same series. 78xx with 78xx, 79xx with 79xx e.g
And most can run in dual, tri or quad Xfire. However i do believe reading that some cards don't have multiple pins to connect multiple cards to eachother, restricting it to go further then 2 cards.
Check it on the website to be sure. There are also some cards that don't require the bridges, but i tought that was in the "lesser" cards such as 77xx series.
As for 1200W on 4x7870 might be tight, depending on other components. CPU, amount of HD's, even amount of ram sticks and case lights draw quite a bit if you add it all up.
And if you're gonna OC either or both GPU's and CPU then you might want to concider getting even more power.
Wouldn't want your electricity bill tho smile.gif good luck!
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post #5 of 12
Two 7870 LE's are regarded as the highest performance for price cards right now. Almost 7950 performance (But not as good as overclocking as the 7950), with just a 256 Bit interface and 2GB of VRAM which is enough for a single display at 1440p.
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Two 7870 LE's are regarded as the highest performance for price cards right now. Almost 7950 performance (But not as good as overclocking as the 7950), with just a 256 Bit interface and 2GB of VRAM which is enough for a single display at 1440p.

No, 2 hd 6970 or hd 6950 like my sig rig is best P/P.
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Any card that's less than a 79xx, ie 78xx and 77xx series cards do not support anything more than 2-card crossfire.

Depending on your overclocking plans 7950's can come close to 7970's when overclocked. So for about 5-600 you would be near a 700 package.
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You cannot run more than 2 x 7870. Impossible to Trifire or Quadfire those cards. (They only have connection for one single Crossfire Bridge)

Trifire or Crossfire 7950 would be the best in your case. Gold 1350W PSU will handle up to Quadfire 7970s





Edited by KaRLiToS - 3/25/13 at 5:19pm
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Of course you can tri or quad xfire hd 6950@6970, too. For less then 500$.
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Of course you can tri or quad xfire hd 6950@6970, too. For less then 500$.

Although an oc'd 7950 is almost as good as 6970 cf with much less power and can have more added later if needed. Also there is an extra gb of vram.
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