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Should I crossfire on single 1080p?

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I want to know if crossfiring two 7950s on a single 1080p display worth the extra money?

I can play pretty much anything, but not at maximum settings on a single 1080p. I did have to lower some settings on several games. TBH, I want to run any modern and upcoming titles at maximum settings without having to fiddle and balance which gfx settings to get a reasonable FPS. I think I would be happy playing at maximum settings on 1080p.
post #2 of 8
If it's in your budget, and you're not looking forward to 9xxx series, then yes.

I run cf 7950s at 1200p when possible, 1080 when not, and it's great.

But you're going to get some suggestions to wait for 99xx cards, but be prepared for $399+ 9950s.
post #3 of 8
Two high end cards is a bit overkill with 1080P

If you went 1440P you would get much more use out of two video cards
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With 7950 prices at dirt cheap I would do it in a second. IMO a single 7950 would not be enough for me at 1080p, I like to max things without jumpy FPS.
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post #5 of 8
To be honest I have a hard time maxing some games on a single 680 and still keeping high fps. By high fps I mean 55+ fps at all times, as per my preference.
7950's are dirt cheap nowadays, I would definitely get two.
    
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post #6 of 8
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If it's in your budget, and you're not looking forward to 9xxx series, then yes.

I run cf 7950s at 1200p when possible, 1080 when not, and it's great.

But you're going to get some suggestions to wait for 99xx cards, but be prepared for $399+ 9950s.
Any source where I can find out if 9xxx series is compatible with my current motherboard and PSU? If I don't need to upgrade the PSU or Mobo, I would surely wait for the new cards because of my total cost before and after.
post #7 of 8
No reasson to not get hd 7950 in cfx since is able to use them and outperform gtx titan
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post #8 of 8
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hmm but after some careful thought i think I will skip crossfiring...IF any of the new 99xx cards can fit in my case and safely operate under my current PSU for $400 then i can see myself patiently waiting for an upgrade by the end of this year. I feel this would far outweigh the benefit of CFing in my particular situation. i.e., net expense differences between CFing and upgradiing to single GPU are marginal and CFing would make me reorganize the case because of the new PSU and mobo..ugh
Edited by Stealth3si - 8/23/13 at 8:49pm
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