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post #1 of 11
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So I am about to start my AMD FX 8350 build very soon, and I am absolutely up in the air about what kind of GPU set up I should go with.


So this is what I can afford to go with: GTX Titan, GTX 690, GTX 680 SLI, GTX 660 three way SLI, Radeon 7990, Radeon 7970 CrossFire, Radeon 7950 three way CrossFire.


Let me know what you guys think would be the best setup! biggrin.gif
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by Steve1300 View Post

So I am about to start my AMD FX 8350 build very soon, and I am absolutely up in the air about what kind of GPU set up I should go with.


So this is what I can afford to go with: GTX Titan, GTX 690, GTX 680 SLI, GTX 660 three way SLI, Radeon 7990, Radeon 7970 CrossFire, Radeon 7950 three way CrossFire.


Let me know what you guys think would be the best setup! biggrin.gif

AMD flame war incoming.

other than that. just go with the HD7990 and get 8free games biggrin.gif
post #3 of 11
Try to fit in 2 7990s get 16 games and freebie 8 tongue.gif

Honestly though i would get either the Titan or the 690
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Well the titan is the best single GPU hands down and as such has some good points but IMO its value for money is quite poor. The GTX 690 has good performance but the cooler isn' that good and the 2GB vram might become a limitation in future games. GTX 680 SLI somewhat solves the cooling issue but still has the 2GB limitation and the 4GB versions are overpriced.

That leaves the radeons. No doubt some are going to tell you that they have frame latency issues and what not but I ran two 4890 for years and that was almost never a problem (and people say the 5000 and newer are even better). Sure there are the regular multi gpu issues that exist both on AMD and nvidia alike. Things like having to wait for drivers/patches to get things working properly (as well as power draw and possibly noise). Usually the SLI/CF fixes get rolled out in a timely fashion thoughts there is times when they take there sweet time.

As the 7970 comes with 3GB vram its also more future proof resistant then the GTX cards. Don't go 7950 three way CrossFire. There are loads more drivers issues when you use three cards and its just not worth the hassle.

So to sum it up

If you usually buy/play games strait at launch and don't want to deal with the mutli GPU drawbacks then go TITAN
otherwise go with 7970 Ghz editon crossfire.

Personally I would chose the radeons.

Of course there is still a third option. Wait for GTX 780.
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post #5 of 11
If power isn't an issue, and you want the best performance for the money, grab triple 7950s. MSI Twin Frozr ones should work well. If you want to eliminate microstutter, go with a Titan - very overpriced, but fantastic, nonetheless. With your budget, though, I'd go for triple 7950s and put the $100-150 somewhere else in the build, like more fans, or cable sleeving.
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post #6 of 11
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I found 2 Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB for $399 each which is a pretty good deal seeing as they have a great Amazon rating. What is the difference from the GHz edition and the OC edition? Besides the clock speed.
post #7 of 11
A BIOS - nothing else. However, stay away from Gigabyte cards - they're voltage locked past 1.2V, so overclocking is limited.
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post #8 of 11
Well I have a 4GB 680 and it smokes every game i have and will be good for time to come. I would choose the 680SLI 4GB versions.
post #9 of 11
I'd go for either a 7990 or 7950 Trifire, or possibly a Titan and go SLI in the future. Absolute best would be 3 or 4 Titans, but the 79xxs are way better price/performance.
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post #10 of 11
as much as i believe that the 8300 is a very capable chip, i also think that two high-end gpus is its limit. i vote 2 7950s or one Titan.

others may have suggested . . . wait till the 700 series come out.

seriously, just 2.
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