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The 7990 CFX, as it is a 2 gpu card, might not work in all your games but regardless a 7970 is still enough for max setting (maybe not SC...that is a monster game but the hangar supports CFX). the 780, it being direct competition price wise, is a perfectly capable 1440p card as well. 2x stronger gpus in CFX or one weaker ( stronger than one of the 7970s though) by its self is the main question here. Also consider any programs that have open gl/cl or cuda acceleration as one card will be faster than the other at them. Phyx and 3d is just a plus wink.gif for the 780.
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The 7990 CFX, as it is a 2 gpu card, might not work in all your games but regardless a 7970 is still enough for max setting (maybe not SC...that is a monster game but the hangar supports CFX). the 780, it being direct competition price wise.....
My GTX 670 max's SC2 @ 60FPS. (this excludes custom maps, which can lag any machine)
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Personally, if we just want to blow money, I'd buy a (2) 7950s and a 1440p monitor. You will be close to the budget and get the best bang for the buck. You can grab the HIS card for $205 or $189 after rebate. One 7950 will work just fine for 1080p as well. I use one on my wife's machine and it has no issues that I ve seen.

To me SC2 is not a good benchmark for GPU performance since it is so CPU bound.

For the record I am using one 7970 reference clocked to 1200/1600mem on a 1440p monitor and my frame rates are quite tolerable. Crysis 3 on max does bring her down in certain places, but that is truly with her maxed. I will more than likely toss this card into my wife's rig and pick up another 7950 to Xfire in mine.
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I was originally going to go with a single 780, but since the 7990 recently had a significant price drop I am reconsidering. Note this has to fit within a Bitfenix Prodigy, and I'm currently using a Seasonic XSeries 650w not sure if this will be enough for the 7990. Planning on running BF4, Crysis, Metro etc highest settings, 1080p

if your 770 is working fine, i'd say wait till BF4 is here and try it first. Not sure about Metro but Crysis (if it is C3) is just as gorgeous using Very High and 4MSAA, which your current gpu should handle. Even High settings in that game looks good.
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My GTX 670 max's SC2 @ 60FPS. (this excludes custom maps, which can lag any machine)
Star citizen guys not sc2. c3 engine....and cf support in pre alpha lol. doesnt get any better than this.
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Star citizen guys not sc2. c3 engine....and cf support in pre alpha lol. doesnt get any better than this.
Ah never heard of it.
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Youtube...it looks to be an awesome game with Chris Roberts at the helm and 100% crowd funded to 20 million atm... They release weekly updates on it too which is beastly and there's going to be a pre alpha dogfighter mode, then alpha, then beta so that year waitinfg for the full release isn't looking so bad. The reason its so demanding is the detail on the ships is awesome and they are using modded c3 engine.
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