Originally Posted by nz3777
Ive been talking to a buddy of mine, hes actually an OCN member but I think hes kinda shy to ask for advice so I guess ill do it for him. His build is gonna be a Asus crosshair v formula-z, 8350, Iam actually building the same rig myself but anyway..... Yeah I think for him the Radeon 7950 or the 7970 would be his best option~ He has around $500-$600 canada dollars budget for his card.The 7950 has a great bang for your buck but also the 7970 is very tempting as well. So I figured we can maybe help him out? What about the 7990? They went on sale recently and thats one BEAST of a card! Nvidia is also an option but iam speaking from the Radeon side of things beacuse thats what i have experience in. He plays flight sims like me and will more then likely be running Eyefinity so a Radeon 7970 crossfire setup would be more then enough I would say!................Thoughts?
Wait till October if you can for the new AMD release. The 7950 or 7970 are excellent cards, but the newest AMD driver isn't eyefinity ready yet, the frame pacing driver, so by waiting until October you should see a lot of interesting things happen to solidify your decision.
The 7990 is a brilliant card but the newest top single gpu rumor is to compete with the GTX780, so you might want to get that instead and avoid Xfire issues.
As a GTX780 owner this level of performance is enough to run 3 monitor with a single card, so the AMD competitor would be great to check out when it releases.