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yeah hopefully i'll still be able to max it with phys x on low w/ one. Im guessing you just disable xfire in the control panel ?

also do games that use physx just do it on the cpu with amd cards or ?

Oh you said Borderlands 2...I fee stupid, I read it as Battlefield 2. Borderlands 2 is still not that hard to run, I do it maxed on a single 670. And for AMD cards, PhysX is done on the CPU so that might be an issue, I can download it and run PhysX on my CPU if you'd like.
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Oh you said Borderlands 2...I fee stupid, I read it as Battlefield 2. Borderlands 2 is still not that hard to run, I do it maxed on a single 670. And for AMD cards, PhysX is done on the CPU so that might be an issue, I can download it and run PhysX on my CPU if you'd like.

Yeah I run it maxed on my 670 now also. Exception is I have to turn phys x to low or I get terrible FPS drops. I think that is a well known problem with the game it's self.

I am so excited lol I get my 1440p monitor tomorrow and hopefully the 7950 will come by Saturday maybe sooner if I get lucky and it is coming from the NJ/TN warehouse instead of california. So tomorrow I'll check it out on my 670 and by the weekend hopefully i'll be rocking 1400p on xfire 7950's.
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Yeah I run it maxed on my 670 now also. Exception is I have to turn phys x to low or I get terrible FPS drops. I think that is a well known problem with the game it's self.

I am so excited lol I get my 1440p monitor tomorrow and hopefully the 7950 will come by Saturday maybe sooner if I get lucky and it is coming from the NJ/TN warehouse instead of california. So tomorrow I'll check it out on my 670 and by the weekend hopefully i'll be rocking 1400p on xfire 7950's.

Sounds awesome, hope you enjoy your new setup.
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Sounds awesome, hope you enjoy your new setup.

I hope so too I'm a little nervous because I had a bunch of amd haters telling me xfire is junk etc.


Seems they really have it working good since the latest update though based on the review I read http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_framepacing_review_with_catalyst_13_8_fcat,1.html
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I hope so too I'm a little nervous because I had a bunch of amd haters telling me xfire is junk etc.


Seems they really have it working good since the latest update though based on the review I read http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_framepacing_review_with_catalyst_13_8_fcat,1.html

sli is as much junk also.

amd is adressing this with drivers and are making great progress and at least amd havent released drivers than make your card burn out like nvidia did wink.gif
did run 6850/6870 corssfire once and those worked great.
any AFR multigpu set up will have issues due to the technical side all they can do is to hide most of the technical shortcomings anyhow.
those with sli denying that is lying to themselves.

I still wait until we get 20nm process node which I assume will be the first node where a single card can run eyefinity etc..to the extent one would want.
if they are able to double things or close to then a single card offers 7990 performance.
that be a good day
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sli is as much junk also.

How is SLI junk? Raw performance, its pretty much on par with CF, an ~80% increase in most games (not just DX11, without profiles). And it doesnt suffer from microstutter for any game due to a hardware frame pacer? Its frame time variance is half of what CF is, and pretty close to single gpu.

13.10 is nice, but still got a ways to go. SLI is what multi GPU should be.
Edited by jerrolds - 9/18/13 at 9:28am
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Thanks for that link. As 7950 deals are approaching the $150 price mark (saw one on Slickdeals for $160 after rebate yesterday), I am seriously thinking about crossfiring my 7950. However I am also on eyefinity so these new drivers don't help anyone over 2560x1600. That alone may make me hold off on purchasing a second one.
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