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...what happened was the 7970 retailed for a ridiculous $310. $ 3-1-0. That's 7950 territory. I was originally pondering on 770 but this might be too good to pass up. I'm focusing 90% of my gaming time on Skyrim heavily modded with texture packs, ultra, some AA, etc. so 3gb might edge out the 2gb of 770 if I decide to run all the texture packs at 2560x1440.

So what do you think? The model of the 7970 for $310 isn't THAT great. It doesn't OC too well, but hey, it's $ 3-1-0 and it runs cool. Fans can get a bit loud.

Anybody got data on 7970 vs 7950/760/770 on Skyrim MODDED?
I also read crossfire is pretty bad on Skyrim. Has this been fixed?

Thank you very much.
Edited by Darkwizzie - 6/25/13 at 11:36am
   
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I also read crossfire is pretty bad on Skyrim. Has this been fixed?

Crossfire won't get any better until AMD releases a new fixed driver for it on July 31st.
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Well I can wait a month to play a game, I'm not going to die while waiting. But if the driver comes and it's a bust... I mean, the card sale won't last that long. mad.gif

Then again, if SLI sucks with Skyrim as well the argument can't be made against 7970.
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But if the driver comes and it's a bust... I mean, the card sale won't last that long. mad.gif

There's no way of knowing one way or another in advance on that one. I guess it all depends on how much faith you have in AMD and their drivers team, and also how much tolerance for risk you have.
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