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Hey guys,

I recently saw a local ad for 2x 670's. I currently have a 7950 with an H60 on it, and was planning on Xfiring when prices dropped and the prototype AMD driver came out.

I want to buy both the 670's just because they're priced so cheap, but I don't know what to use it for. My 7950 is up there with 680's in the Heaven/Valley benches, and I've hit JUST under the 3gb vram limit in a game or two. But the 670's are so cheap! I could build another system around it but 1080p is horrible and 1440p I know is too much for 2gb.

What should I do?
Edited by Hooy - 6/10/13 at 7:44pm
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I would personally crossfire the 7950s if I was doing 1440.
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if you do not have at least an 8300 series cpu for amd or i5 3750K for intel . . . upgrade first before going dual mid/high end gpus.
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1440 isn't too much for 670's, I myself have a 670 and a 1440p monitor and couldn't be happier. The only time you might run into VRAM issues is with heavily modded Skyrim, pretty much every other game is fine.
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if you do not have at least an 8300 series cpu for amd or i5 3750K for intel . . . upgrade first before going dual mid/high end gpus.
I have a 3570k @ 4.5.
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1440 isn't too much for 670's, I myself have a 670 and a 1440p monitor and couldn't be happier. The only time you might run into VRAM issues is with heavily modded Skyrim, pretty much every other game is fine.
I've hit 3gb on Crysis, Dragon Age 2, and possibly ME3. I need to check ME3 - it uses over 6gb ram from all the texture mods
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I have a 3570k @ 4.5.
I've hit 3gb on Crysis, Dragon Age 2, and possibly ME3. I need to check ME3 - it uses over 6gb ram from all the texture mods

so, what happened when you hit 3GB?
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so, what happened when you hit 3GB?
correction, it was just under 3gb (about 2.8). My friend's 690 @1600p choked at the 2gb mark in Cry3 and frames plummeted to sub 20
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correction, it was just under 3gb (about 2.8). My friend's 690 @1600p choked at the 2gb mark in Cry3 and frames plummeted to sub 20

then, if the 670 is a 2GB . . . that's a no brainer. you can lower your settings if you really want to save but that's kinda defeating the purpose of spending so much for hardware.
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then, if the 670 is a 2GB . . . that's a no brainer. you can lower your settings if you really want to save but that's kinda defeating the purpose of spending so much for hardware.

The voice of reason! I Just want an excuse to buy these frown.gif
Edited by Hooy - 6/10/13 at 7:44pm
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Buy them, then resell them for a profit, sell your 7950, then buy two 7970's or a GTX 780 if you wanna go down that road. thumb.gif
Edited by StayFrosty - 6/10/13 at 7:00am
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