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What would yield better performance? Two 7870s or a single GTX 760 ?
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post #2 of 12
2 7870's would perform on par or even exceed a GTX 780 in some games. With new AMD drivers dropping more frequently to fix crossfire frame pacing issues and recent price drops another 7870 would be the better choice.
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Originally Posted by cmac68 View Post

2 7870's would perform on par or even exceed a GTX 780 in some games. With new AMD drivers dropping more frequently to fix crossfire frame pacing issues and recent price drops another 7870 would be the better choice.
Thanks for the reply smile.gif
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post #4 of 12
Possible for you to get a 7950 instead? you would get 1GB more Vram with that and more consistency.
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post #5 of 12
2 x 7870 will outperform GTX 780 and come close to performance of a titan (stock) when overclocked

but as discussed the vram might be the problem since games are getting heavily dependant on vram
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post #6 of 12
sell your current card and wait for the new amd card or get a 780. your cpu at 4.8 is begging for a faster card.
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post #7 of 12
Why not just get another 660 ti it will give almost the performance of a Titan? Other than Vram performance it's pretty close.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_titan,5.html
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isnt the 660ti unable to use the 2gb ram because of its 192 bit memory bus
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post #9 of 12
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Thanks for all the replies guys, I really appreciate it. And this wasn't for me, it was for a friend.
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post #10 of 12
a single 760 is not much of an upgrade from the 7870. much like the 7950. a 770 or a 7970 maybe.

if your friend has the cpu to support the gpu, then i suggest sell the 7870 and wait for the new amd card in oct or the 780.
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