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I can currently get them for 250 after rebate + crysis and bioshock free 2x copies is it worth it?
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That's an amazing deal... You get GTX Titan-stomping power for half the price... Granted, your minimum frames will pale in comparison to the Titans and then theirs driver problems, frame latencies and microstutter that the Titan doesn't have, but you'll shred through every game.
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Watch out for the crossfire issues... one 7950 is great, two 7950 not so much... my 2nd one is in a drawer vs inside the computer...
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You'll definitely want to weigh the options and consider what issues you MAY run into with crossfire.
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I think im going to wait for the 7990 release they are saying amd is thinking of $700-750 price tag per card id rather invest 1.5k in 2x of those for 4x 7970 Malta potential sea island cards.

Amd said in its conference "The 7990 will stay the fastest card they have this year" then we find out that a ton of manufactures are getting into the next launch of the 7990 sapphire Powercolor Zodiac i mean there are like 9 partners on the next 7990 meaning its gotta be a bomb shell just like titan was but amd is playing it sly and not letting nvidia see the monster approaching.

The Nvidia Ceo and Isoroku Yamamoto have something in common, they both thought "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."

Cause if amd can drop dual 7970 chips at a 700 dollar price tag AND they are like the 7790 chip and on a completely different gpu I mean we could be talking 15-20% increased performance over the 7990's that are already out talking about powercolor and dirtdevil not ARES cause that thing is godly...
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Watch out for the crossfire issues... one 7950 is great, two 7950 not so much... my 2nd one is in a drawer vs inside the computer...

care to explain? tried hybrid crossfire with a 7950/7970 it was pretty painless. installed the 7970 and booted, went to CCC and enabled crossfire, then played BF3. i then played c3 and the same thing smooth. no stutter, no lag, no issues. i am using 13.2 beta 6.
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Watch out for the crossfire issues... one 7950 is great, two 7950 not so much... my 2nd one is in a drawer vs inside the computer...

care to explain? tried hybrid crossfire with a 7950/7970 it was pretty painless. installed the 7970 and booted, went to CCC and enabled crossfire, then played BF3. i then played c3 and the same thing smooth. no stutter, no lag, no issues. i am using 13.2 beta 6.

You are one of the luck few then.

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You are one of the luck few then.

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i guess so. finally can play c3 at very high settings with 4msaa.
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care to explain? tried hybrid crossfire with a 7950/7970 it was pretty painless. installed the 7970 and booted, went to CCC and enabled crossfire, then played BF3. i then played c3 and the same thing smooth. no stutter, no lag, no issues. i am using 13.2 beta 6.

Well for me it also installed fine and I got good scores in by benchmarks. Then I was overclocking and got crashes so I decided to test each card separately. That's when if found out how smooth games were with only one card. Far cry 3 which I wasted playing through with crossfire and horrible stutter, Crysis 3 similar but not as bad, Black Ops 2 single gets 200fps constant and super smooth with one card and BF3 which gets 50% more fps but feels less smooth.
I don't think the cards are faulty since the benchmarks work, I mean I don't care to not scale 100% in games, but to get negative scaling and stuttering that I do care about.
I play on a 144hz screen maybe that also creates extra issues.

Its not about whether it technically works or not its about how the gaming experience is improved by it and in my case it isn't so far.

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Well for me it also installed fine and I got good scores in by benchmarks. Then I was overclocking and got crashes so I decided to test each card separately. That's when if found out how smooth games were with only one card. Far cry 3 which I wasted playing through with crossfire and horrible stutter, Crysis 3 similar but not as bad, Black Ops 2 single gets 200fps constant and super smooth with one card and BF3 which gets 50% more fps but feels less smooth.
I don't think the cards are faulty since the benchmarks work, I mean I don't care to not scale 100% in games, but to get negative scaling and stuttering that I do care about.
I play on a 144hz screen maybe that also creates extra issues.

Its not about whether it technically works or not its about how the gaming experience is improved by it and in my case it isn't so far.

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is your cpu oc'ed

edit: op, even with just one 7950 it will be a huge upgrade from your current setup.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/24/13 at 2:23am
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