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And can dual 7970s out perform or equal a single 7990? Let me know.
They can, and typically do, outperform a single 7990, and for less money.

The 7990 makes sense only if you can only use a single card for some reason, or if you are doing bitcoin mining and you're trying to cram as many compute units as possible into one rig. AMD only produced it so they could retake the title of the fastest single card back from nVidia.
     
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You are really helping me here Fulvin, now I've heard that 3way Xfire isnt great --What is your opinion?
Also with 7990 in Dual Xfire - What more do you need? In my opinion if I have 2 of them, I'm set for life (LOL) y go 3way or 4way with such a performance beast by itself singly?

Now if I had 7950 or a 7970 in 3way or 4way, I can see that.

All that being said, should I get dual 7990s in Xfire now since I pushing 3 way Eyefinity 27" monitors? or go with dual 7970s? Looking at benching, noise, FPS in games,idle vs Load temp, a single 7990 dominated. So with those facts should I get one now and then one later since they r pricey now? And can dual 7970s out perform or equal a single 7990? Let me know.

How well do you think the people with GTX 295 quad sli are doing now? Well... there aren't any, lol.

Don't go above 2 cards (or a single dual GPU card), as things gets ugly beyond that point. Sure, it's ok for some benchmarks, sometimes... but that's all a 3 or 4th GPU will do.

Unless you get the Asus Ares, dual 7970s (with decent coolers) will be faster and quieter than a 7990.


If 2 7970s aren't enough, you should look at 780 SLI.
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No, I'm just saying a 7990 is 7970 CF with worse cooling and a bigger pricetag.

Though I am saying 2 7990s will have bad scaling in anything but very mainstream titles and benchmarks well after launch. Which doesn't really matter, as only benchmarks need that kind of graphics muscle.
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No, I'm just saying a 7990 is 7970 CF with worse cooling and a bigger pricetag.

Though I am saying 2 7990s will have bad scaling in anything but very mainstream titles and benchmarks well after launch. Which doesn't really matter, as only benchmarks need that kind of graphics muscle.
I was in the same predicament and ended up with 2x 7950 flex-2 sapphire cards @ around 300$ a pop with almost identical performance of a 7970 xfire and at the least 200$ less. I would have gone with a single 780 if you not going to be mining but if you want amd id recommend xfire 7950s and used monies saved to get a 9xxx series gpu or 8xx when they are launched here in a few months. The Flew-2 sapphire cards are probably the best for the price infinity cards out there so there is that bonus as well.

Side not: no more free games @ newegg on the 7950s:mad: so i went with super biiz and payed a little more.
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Future proof?

Just ask the people with Core 2 Quads/10k hard drives/GTX 280 tri sli rigs... there aren't any, lol. There's no such thing as futureproof in the tech world.
lol a core 2 quad is still a decent cpu:p and i loved my 280 lol...
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