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I received an RMA'd XFX 7970 and am currently using an MSI 7970 with heatkiller waterblock and i am wondering if i should go to the trouble of crossfiring or if i should try to sell either one or both and shoot for something like a 780, or maybe wait for the next series of AMD?

i'm kinda at a loss... i game at 1080p and have been pretty happy with the performance of the 7970, i'm just wondering if there is any point in using the second one when i dont' really plan on moving up to 1440p anytime soon... is 1920x1200 worth me replacing my 1080p monitor?

i guess i dont want the thing to just sit in my closet and not get used... i suppose it would essentially be future proofing for anything that comes out, for awhile... not sure...
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I would keep them. crossfired, they out perform the titan and 780.
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Keep your cards and buy yourself a 1440P monitor and yes it worth it
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If your planning on upgrading soon to either a 7 series Nvidia or a 8 series Amd i would sell one now while you can still get a decent price for them. You should be able to run just about everything @ 1080 with one 7970.

If your not planning on upgrading which 2 7970's max everything at 1080p keep them and possibly look into a new monitor to get the most out of them
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If your planning on upgrading soon to either a 7 series Nvidia or a 8 series Amd i would sell one now while you can still get a decent price for them. You should be able to run just about everything @ 1080 with one 7970.

If your not planning on upgrading which 2 7970's max everything at 1080p keep them and possibly look into a new monitor to get the most out of them
just about everything is an strong word more like EVERYTHING

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just about everything is an strong word more like EVERYTHING

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while one 7970 can run everything at 1080 it cannot max everything at 1080.. Granted the term Maxed around here is completely subjective.
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I crossfired my 7950 boost and bought a Qnix 1440p OCed monitor and now i play BF3 at 1440p at 120hz..thumb.gif
 
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Hmmm... it seems like i should look into upgrading monitors then... the only thing holding me back is the jump in price from 1080p monitors to 1440p... i'm seeing an average of 600 bucks or more, does that seem right or can i find them cheaper?
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Hmmm... it seems like i should look into upgrading monitors then... the only thing holding me back is the jump in price from 1080p monitors to 1440p... i'm seeing an average of 600 bucks or more, does that seem right or can i find them cheaper?
I just got my QNIX from Korea for $317 shipped..Its 27in 1440p and it has a stable OC of 120hz..The only thing is when you OC these monitors the screen dims but it don't bother me..There is a whole club of us on here..Go ask questions here if you have any...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1384767/official-the-korean-pls-monitor-club-qnix-x-star
 
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supersampling?
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