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Hey all I wanted to yolo and live my dream by being so cool that I have 2 graphics card in my computer even though it's total overkill. Anyways I want to get another 2gb xfx 7850. And I'm wondering if the prices on 7850 likely will drop with the 8 series is up for sale and when it possibly will. Do they usually drop a bit after? I'll likely just buy a used one.

Also, how is AMD's crossfire these days? Did they get their driver shiz together? Can I just disable one of the cards in the CCC to avoid incompatibilities on older games and all?
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1. Only rumors about the x8xx0 series at this point, but, indication is we are still ~6 months out from the release.
2. The tendency for AMD is to simply phase out a product, and as such there is not a significant price reduction. i mean, you can already find 7850 2gb's in the $160-170 range. I doubt they will drop below $150-160 anytime soon.
3. AMD's crossfire drivers still have some issues, one of the largest being micro-stutter. However, they have promised a driver fix due by 7/31. But yes, you can disable crossfire at any time.
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Thanks for the info. I'm sure the only things I'd could use the crossfire for is crisis 3, skyrim mods, maybe if I get bioshock or metro. Or BF4. I think it would kind of make sense for amd to release when new consoles are released because PC users always want their edge over the consoles haha. It is quite amazing how Nvidia has released 2 more series since AMD's 7 and they still compete just fine.
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