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Will 7950 crossfire run into more issues than its worth?

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So currently in my sig rig im running a single 7950, and my father is willing to buy me another as a present for my birthday. I'm currently gaming at 1080p but plan to go 1440p later this year definitely. Would a crossfire set up run into a lot of microstutter or other issues as people say it will?

thanks for any help biggrin.gif
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Microslutter is pretty much none existent if you've optimized your system correctly. AMD's drivers has been getting pretty amazing as of late as well (especially for crossfire). The only issue with microslutter I had was due to core parking, I toggle that on and off for gaming and get no slutter at all. I'm sure you'll be more than happy with an additional 7950, you're not going to run into any debilitating problems. thumb.gif
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So currently in my sig rig im running a single 7950, and my father is willing to buy me another as a present for my birthday. I'm currently gaming at 1080p but plan to go 1440p later this year definitely. Would a crossfire set up run into a lot of microstutter or other issues as people say it will?

thanks for any help biggrin.gif

Yes it will. But AMD are delivering new drivers to fix that in June/July

It's not stuttering really, it's under-performing (acting like 1 GPU ~50% of the time)
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Your frames at 1080p with cf will be so high that you will never notice microstutter.

Also with radeon pro you can fix everything
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Thanks for the replies guys! biggrin.gif I'm definitely getting my second card tomorrow
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Never had that much trouble running crossfire with the 5xxx or 6xxx series, never tried the 7xxx but unless you go with more then one monitor i am pretty sure it's not as bad as it seem. There is a lot of drama/OMGStutterzz and all regarding SLI/Xfire but i myself might be very lucky or very blind since i haven't really run into anything that was gamebraking for me.
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crossfire them now!!!! I was running 7770's xfired and was running so fast and smooth that that I never noticed any microstutter
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i dont notice any problems with my crossfire at 1080P i will say back a few drivers in sniper elite i could notice it but not anymore its way overkill for 1080P but i use them for other things to.
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post #9 of 17
you'll need to oc your chip to keep up with 2 7950s. it's like having 4 6950s.
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post #10 of 17
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you'll need to oc your chip to keep up with 2 7950s. it's like having 4 6950s.

Eh I dont see that as much of my problem even at stock on my 8350, i barely hit 40% cpu usage on the cores currently when gaming. This thing easily hits 4.8 though, I just keep it near stock to keep it cool rolleyes.gif
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