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x2 HD 7950 Crossfire

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Hi,

I currently have one Sapphire HD7950 and i found another one from a friend , lightly used for just 230 euros. (he is getting a GTX 690 mad.gif )

Should i buy it and have a crossfire configuration or not? I heard that AMD's GPUs are not good for crossfring or what so ever..
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Hi fedro,

crossfire has it's good and bad sides. (so does SLI btw) On one hand you get a nice performance increase, in some games almost double the fps. On the other hand you can have driver issues with new games, micro stuttering or simply compatibility issues with some games. I say do some research on which games work well with crossfire. If the games you play work well with crossfire then you could go for it. If it were my choice though, I would wait for the 8 series and buy the top gpu then.
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if your sig is up-to-date, then your gpus will run at X16X4. not good. just save for a whole new upgrade.
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