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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I was wondering which would be best.
Since the 7950 are like low $200 now, Should i buy one more and run dual cards?
Of should I just upgrade the card with something new?

Has AMD fix the crossfire driver issue yet? (For people who have dual AMD setup, did you notice a difference in frames?)
I game @ 2560 x 1440

Card I have now :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007


Thanks!
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post #2 of 4
if you can wait for 9000 series, wait. if you cant buy another one..

AMD didnt fixed yet. depending on your definition of fixed... micro stuttering is games specific.. but AMD seems to be in the right track for fixing microstutter... just buy one.. you can always sell later...

and also, if your current gpu cannot handle games with ultra settings, or high settings on you 1440p monitor, then crossfire. if your still happy, stay single card...
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Crossover 30X-P  Crossover 30X-p Steel Series 6Gv2 Mechanical Keyboard with Cher... Corsair ax1500i 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
yeah I can wait. Some games I can run maxed out, some not. I was just looking at it this way... $200+ for dual or $300-$500 for a single card (9000 series, I'm just guessing a price) and would it be a worth it.
Edited by six3onei - 8/30/13 at 8:36am
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My Computer 2009
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Intel Core i7-4770K  GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM  Kingston HyperX 120G SSD  CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit Crossfire 2560x1440 27" SteelSeries Apex [RAW]  CORSAIR HX Series HX850 
Case
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 
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i7 920 2.66GHz @ 4.0GHz Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB Corsair XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
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2 X WD 500GB 7200RPM Intel 120GB SSD WD 1TB 7200RPM Samsung 22X DVD/CD 
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My Computer 2013
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My Computer 2009
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Intel Core i7-4770K  GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM  Kingston HyperX 120G SSD  CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit Crossfire 2560x1440 27" SteelSeries Apex [RAW]  CORSAIR HX Series HX850 
Case
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 2.66GHz @ 4.0GHz Asus P6T Deluxe v2 Radeon HD 7950 3GB Corsair XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2 X WD 500GB 7200RPM Intel 120GB SSD WD 1TB 7200RPM Samsung 22X DVD/CD 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
CORSAIR H100 Windows 7 Ultimate Asus LED LCD 27" Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W 
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post #4 of 4
nobody knows performance of 9000 series yet. but price would be like what you mentioned....

question is though, is it worth going from HD7950 to 9950? nobody knows yet..
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i7 4770k Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 XFX r9 290 XFX R9 290X BF4 Edition 
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Power color R9 290 Sapphire R9 290X BF4 Edition G.Skill Trident X 2666 mhz CL12 Samsung 840 EVO 250gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD writer Custom Water cooling WIndows 8.1 Professional Crossover 3020MDP 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 30X-P  Crossover 30X-p Steel Series 6Gv2 Mechanical Keyboard with Cher... Corsair ax1500i 
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my budget gaming
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4570 Asus Z87-m Plus Zotac GTX 750 ti OC 8gb (4gb x 2) Samsung DDR3 1333 LV 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1tb Seagate 2tb stock Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorCase
HP Elitedisplay E231 abko ncore s2 mini tower 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 4770k Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 XFX r9 290 XFX R9 290X BF4 Edition 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Power color R9 290 Sapphire R9 290X BF4 Edition G.Skill Trident X 2666 mhz CL12 Samsung 840 EVO 250gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung DVD writer Custom Water cooling WIndows 8.1 Professional Crossover 3020MDP 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Crossover 30X-P  Crossover 30X-p Steel Series 6Gv2 Mechanical Keyboard with Cher... Corsair ax1500i 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Corsair 900D Logitech G100 Creative 3d Core (stock G1 Sniper 5) Corsair Vengeance 1400 Analog Gaming Headset 
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