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6950s crosfired vs single XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970

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Hello guys. Thanks for yalls time.
My current set up is.
fx-8350 at 4.0ghz not oced.
16gbs of ram. Sniper gskill series 1866.
SSD1tb.
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990Fx

Iv got a set of 6950 crossfired. I was thinking about getting a new card and was wondering if the XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 wold out preform my current set up???
Im playing BF3 and Black ops2 fine on ultra settings but I want a little extra boost going into the future.
Here is the card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-632&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
I would like to see at least a 5 to 10% gain in order for it to be worth the money for me.

I tend to stay with xfx for the life time warrantys.

Thanks guys. Yall rock.
post #2 of 23
Thread Starter 
Or 2 of these in crossfire. Whats gonna be better?
XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150590
post #3 of 23
Two 7950's crossfired definetly blows your current set-up and a single 7970 out of the water. I don't think you should get the XFX card though. You should get two of the MSI TFIII 7950's in crossfire. They are the best 7950 on the market IMO. One of the best warranties, best quality, and best overclocks.
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by sweetlil66 View Post

I tend to stay with xfx for the life time warrantys.

Not sure if you know, but XFX has changed their warranty terms for the 7000 series cards (limiting lifetime to certain models). I previously had XFX cards before also, but decided to try another brand this time since I usually upgrade after 2 years anyways.

http://xfxforce.com/en-us/help/support/WarrantyInformation.aspx

What resolution are you playing games at?

I upgraded from 6950s to 7950s and I've been impressed with the performance change. Although, I think 7950 Crossfire only makes sense at 1080p and up. Even a single 7950 is very good at this resolution.

If you plan to go Crossfire. I'd recommend a blower type cooler to keep the heat out of the case.

Sapphire 7950 (AMD Reference Design Cooler)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202030

HIS IceQ 7950 (Custom HIS Cooler)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. Yall Rock. Im steal looking around not quite sure what Ill do.

Iv thought about getting two of these cards but I have no idea what I would need to make them water cooled.
Could so one tell me?
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
Would two of these do ok? I know there nvidia but iv got ppl telling me these are best bang for buck.
PowerColor LCS AX7970 3GBD5-W2DH Radeon HD 7970 1050MHz 3Gb 384-bit GDDR5

Thanks again.
Edited by sweetlil66 - 4/6/13 at 9:10pm
post #8 of 23
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Iv thought about getting two of these cards but I have no idea what I would need to make them water cooled.
Could so one tell me?

Check out this thread on the Sapphire reference 7950 I listed in my post.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1378557/sapphire-100352-4l-and-21196-00-20ghd-7950-the-final-holy-grail-of-hd7950s

This might be the card you need for watercooling since it's from AMD with Sapphire branding. There are members who have purchased this card already, but I believe they're still in process of figuring out if it's indeed a 7970 PCB.
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
Sorry I ment- what kinda cooling system do i need to cool this card - that requires liquid cooling

PowerColor LCS AX7970 3GBD5-W2DH Radeon HD 7970 1050MHz 3Gb 384-bit GDDR5
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by sweetlil66 View Post

Sorry I ment- what kinda cooling system do i need to cool this card - that requires liquid cooling

PowerColor LCS AX7970 3GBD5-W2DH Radeon HD 7970 1050MHz 3Gb 384-bit GDDR5

You'll need a watercooling system to use that card. I'd check with members in the watercooling section on what they recommend.

And if that 7950 Sapphire card is a true 7970 PCB. You'll be able to buy a block for it and overclock up to 7970 speeds easily. It's another option over that 7970.
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