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Originally Posted by Masta Squidge View Post

Dual 7970s is cheaper, but trying to run 4 of them might wind up costing more overall because you need a better board, bigger PSU, etc.

Running 2 7990s might be $1800, but you only need a board that can handle two cards.

A Mobo which can do 4 way crossfire (or SLI for that matter) is not that much more expensive. For example, Gigabyte X79-UP4 is ~240$ would put you at approx the same budget as 2x 7990. Granted, if you do not already have LGA2011 CPU then that would put you 300$ above the budget of just buying two 7990 for your existing board. But if its time to upgrade anyway the price of the CPU and mobo is comparable to the non-enthusiast range higher end offers. TBH - I would go in that scenario instead with 4x 7950. With newegg prices 4x 7950 + gigabyte X79-UP4 + i7-3820 would cost you 1660$ and with overclocking would most likely beat overclocked two 7990's on whatever alternative board you would have them. Granted to be fair you would have to consider also the cost of the mobo and CPU in addition to the 2x 7990 for that kind of comparison.

Edit: I should perhaps elaborate my reasoning. The underlying idea under my claim that in my opinion 7950 quadfire should outperform 7990's in crossfire (in a nutshell 7970 quadfire) is that usually you can push standalone single core cards further with overclock than you can push the dual GPU cards. You will lose ofc in power consumption but .. well .. if you are concerned about power consumption you are most likely not considering a kW of GPU power in the first place wink.gif
Edited by Carniflex - 7/12/13 at 4:14am
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I love how the 800$ setup from amd + 12 games beat the 2000$ setup from nvidia...
I'm not convinced it does. They aren't using FCAT(resolution probably unsupported by capture card), and that certainly sounds like one of the places AMD is having trouble with dropped/runt frames.
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I'm not convinced it does. They aren't using FCAT(resolution probably unsupported by capture card), and that certainly sounds like one of the places AMD is having trouble with dropped/runt frames.
Even if that was the case it should be fixed by the end of the month.
Since nearly nobody has a 4k screen yet it shouldn't be a problem.
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Even if that was the case it should be fixed by the end of the month.
Since nearly nobody has a 4k screen yet it shouldn't be a problem.
Well, the dropped frames issue was in eyefinity, and likely requires a different solution than the CFX runt frames issue. We need to wait for the patch to see what was fixed, and to what extent.
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