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post #21 of 27
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Okay, here is what I decided:
I kept the 7950 ordered on Newegg.
I will pocket the money and save it for my new build this December.

Thanks to all who contributed! +rep
 
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post #22 of 27
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Hey guys!
I've got one final question:
Did the new Catalyst Drivers fix the crossfire issues that so many were complaining about?

Considering grabbing a second 7950. biggrin.gif

Thanks for any responses!

Edit: I also have another question.
I can't play any games full screen on my i5-3570k's integrated graphics.
I used to be able to play most games on at least low settings on the integrated graphics, but now anytime I try to play a game that loads in full screen, my computer crashes. I have to hard reset my computer.
I changed the config files for some of the games to only launch in windowed mode and it loads without crashes, but I get lower fps than I used to.
The only thing that is different is that I got a new hard drive (Samsung 840 Pro 256gb) and I just removed my HD 7770s. I also used this guide when installing my new hard drive: http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/2/

I wouldn't have noticed this had I not tried to play World of Warcraft and Battlefield 3 with my younger sister.
The integrated graphics used to allow me to play with decent settings and get great fps.
Now I can't play full screen and I get terrible fps on the lowest settings.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by Jwilliams01207 - 8/15/13 at 6:20pm
 
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post #23 of 27
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I am considering doing a fresh install and skipping the SSD optimization before my video card arrives tomorrow just to attempt to at least figure out what is causing the problem.
Could some of the steps in the optimization have caused this?
Or maybe some left over Catalyst drivers are causing problems? I used Amd's cleaning program.
 
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post #24 of 27
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Anyone?
 
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post #25 of 27
A game not playing well / at all on integrated graphics would not worry me, I would just wait 1 more day for the "real" gpu to show up before puling my hair out with reformat and optimization etc.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WOD35 View Post

A game not playing well / at all on integrated graphics would not worry me, I would just wait 1 more day for the "real" gpu to show up before puling my hair out with reformat and optimization etc.
It would just be nice to find out what is causing it.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

go with HD 7950. crazy prices. best bang for buck. ideal for 1080p gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429

HIS HD 7950 iceq x2 boost for USD 245 is a very good option. reference HD 7970 PCB. unlocked voltage. excellent cooler. more power phases than ref HD 7950. clock for clock HD 7950 is 5% slower than HD 7970. average overclocks are 1100 - 1150 mhz. card is massive at 311 mm long. so check if it will fit in your case.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,3.html

HD 7950(1150 Mhz) beats GTX 760 and GTX 660 Ti at 1.3 Ghz
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/

I am with this guy
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