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Poll Results: Get an HD 7950 CrossFire or GTX 770 SLI or worth the wait for 8970/8950?

 
  • 27% (15)
    HD 7950 Crossfire (Read Post First)
  • 32% (18)
    GTX 770 SLI (Read Post First)
  • 40% (22)
    Wait for HD 8000 (Read Post First)
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post #11 of 47
You should definately upgrade your CPU and motherboard first then get a Radeon 8970 when it comes out. thumb.gif
post #12 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProVisionOman View Post

So if you were in my shoes, what would you do? If the one more GB is really beneficial, I would get it as difference between 100 and 110 FPS is irrelevant. Or is it smart to just get a 7770 for example and get a 8970 later? And the the new IVB-e are around the corner. Why is it so hard now?!

That extra gigabyte is only important if you play a game or use an application that uses more VRAM that available on the GPU. If that happens, FPS will crash through the floor. Otherwise, the performance of the GPU matters most. Obviously you won't see any difference when playing at ridiculous FPS like those but you will when playing something intensive like Crysis 3 where you are constantly below 60 FPS.
I would recommend that GTX 770 4 GB (if possible crossfire) right now if you can't wait or the HD 8000's series if you can.
post #13 of 47
Skyrim would definitely love that extra (or several) gigabytes of VRAM. I can play vanilla Skyrim on my GTX 295 quite fine but my VRAM is at the bare limit.
post #14 of 47
From all my research 2 GB VRAM is NOT sufficient for nodded Skyrim even at 1080p. The 4 GB 770 variant in SLI will be good enough right now, and what I would get if I was getting impatient for playing Skyrim now rather than waiting a year.
post #15 of 47
I got myself xfire 7950s with eyefinity..... I was about ready to throw the whole setup out the window the other night..... i'm pretty sure it's mostly to do with eyefinity but i find myself just using 1 card now to play games because crossfire just causes way to much tearing across screens and coupled with stutter it's not enjoyable, if i was gonna do it all over again i would be going with a nice 27"+ IPS screen with a single 780 or something of the sort
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post #16 of 47
Thread Starter 
Latest Drivers Brulf? BTW is a GTX 770 a rebranded overclocked GTX 680 or is there any hardware or architecture advancements?
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post #17 of 47
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Latest Drivers Brulf? BTW is a GTX 770 a rebranded overclocked GTX 680 or is there any hardware or architecture advancements?

Latest 13.5 beta drivers don't work with eyefinity they disable 1 of the screens which kinda defeats the purpose so hopefully the next set will fix it otherwise you might be buying my amd cards and ill be going nvidia biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 47
Grab a 780 and call it a day, crossfire issues is not a smart buy right now.
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post #19 of 47
Thread Starter 
Let's analyze. 7950:
Pros: High vRam. No waiting.
Cons: Bad performance compared to the competition.

770:
Pros: Good performance. No waiting.
Cons: Low vRam.

8970:
Pros: High vRam. Excellent performance.
Cons: Waiting.

Winner: 8970. Unless there is a good reason why a 770 is deservant, let me know!! smile.gif
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post #20 of 47
Thread Starter 
Okay Brulf. PMing time. @undeadhunter 780 is overpriced. Not enough vRam. Prefer waiting. smile.gif
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