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I currently have crossfired 6870s. I have been looking at upgrading to a single 7950. I know people are thinking sidegrade but, my current setup only has 1 gig vram. The only game ive played for tha last 6 months is world of tanks and it dont use crossfire.
I was going to buy a new monitor one of those 1440p ones but i dont think my gpus would push it well.
My thoughts are ditch crossfire. Buy a 7950. Sell current gpu's. Then buy new monitor.
Or buy monitor struggle with crappy fps till new amd gpu comes out and buy a middle of the road gpu?
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which is your res?
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post #3 of 9
HD 7950 is an upgrade from HD 6870 CF. its on par with HD 6950 CF. moreover as a single GPU its much more consistent and provides smoother performance with better frametimes. draws less power, runs cooler. its a no brainer.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/28.html

HD 6870 - 55
HD 6950 - 63
HD 7950 iceq x2 - 100
HD 7970 Ghz - 115

HD 7950 easily overclocks to 1100 - 1150 mhz and matches HD 7970 ghz perf. also in DX11 games like BF3, Crysis 3, Farcry 3, Tombraider HD 7950(1150 mhz) is more like 2x HD 6970 perf.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7950_X2_Boost/31.html
http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/his_7970_iceq_xsup2_ghz_edition_7950_iceq_xsup2_boost_clock,13.html
http://www.overclockers.com/his-hd-7950-iceq-x2-boost-clock-graphics-card-review
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2x 7950 in cfx outperforms GTX Titan at 1080p biggrin.gif

http://www.techspot.com/review/644-nvidia-geforce-titan/page4.html
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A Single 7950 will crush CF 6870s, definitely an upgrade. Next gen will be announced in a week and a half, with retail up to a month after that - might consider waiting if your this close. Up to you tho.
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Ordered the sapphire 7950.
Iam sure ill enjoy it.
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Quote:
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Ordered the sapphire 7950.
Iam sure ill enjoy it.

good luck. test your card at stock and then aim for 1150 -1200 mhz with voltage tweaking. post your OC clocks, voltage, temps and comments on fan noise . thumb.gif
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