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so im upgrading my setup soon for crossfire 7970's to go triple monitor and im trying to figure out what my fps will be on bf4 across 3 screens. each will be 1080p. ( 3 asus vs248h-p monitors)
i plan on getting two sapphire vapor-x's ghz edition with 3gb of vram. can anyone give me an estimate of what my fps will be with two 7970 ghz's across the 1080p screens so 5760 x 1080p. im hoping its around 60 fps and not dropping below 45
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OP a better option is to go for two Hawaii Pro or R9 290 GPUs . these will come at USD 400 - 450. they are expected to have some kind of CF hardware frame pacing while HD 7970 cards would need a software driver fix.

http://techreport.com/news/25428/driver-fix-for-crossfire-eyefinity-4k-frame-pacing-issues-coming-this-fall

"AMD's newest Radeon GPU, the "Hawaii" chip that will power the Radeon R9 290 and 290X cards announced earlier today, will of course be a top priority, as well. Although we can't yet divulge too many details, we expect Hawaii-based graphics cards to arrive with a very capable solution for CrossFire frame compositing and pacing already in place.

Some of the new Radeon cards announced today that are based on older GPUs like Tahiti and Pitcairn will presumably have to wait for the fall driver release in order to see this issue resolved. "

http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/TechReport-AMD-Plans-Frame-Pacing-Driver-CrossFire-Eyefinity-and-4K-Autumn

"Editor's Note: I just spoke with Raja Koduri as well and he basically reiterated everything that Scott noted in his story on The Tech Report as well. The upcoming 290X will have frame pacing at Eyefinity and 4K resolution at launch while the cards below that in the R9 series, and users of Radeon HD 7000 cards (and likely beyond) will need some more time before the driver is ready. I'll be able to talk quite a bit more about the changes to BOTH architectures very shortly so stay tuned for that."
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Don't buy anything yet. 7970 is an awesome card. Wait until mantle is out. By then a 7970 would be like 260 $ and if it works that's gonna b just awesome
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post #4 of 24
if you want crossfire, the 290 then I would wait for.
Better crossfire due to re-design of the tech, so 2x290 pro seems the best deal for eyefinity IMO.

2x7970 will do good with eyefinity but also require the new driver that is coming.
and 60fps shouldnt be an issue at all.
more likely if you OC a bit up to 100fps.
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post #5 of 24
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if you want crossfire, the 290 then I would wait for.
Better crossfire due to re-design of the tech, so 2x290 pro seems the best deal for eyefinity IMO.

2x7970 will do good with eyefinity but also require the new driver that is coming.
and 60fps shouldnt be an issue at all.
more likely if you OC a bit up to 100fps.
how much do you think the 290x will cost? if i just get one 290x will it run 3 screens? if it is to pricey should i get a 7970 ghz over a r9 280x? the 280x is just supposed to be a rebranded 7970
Edited by atomik9274 - 9/27/13 at 5:24am
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how much do you think the 290x will cost? if i just get on 290x will it run 3 screens? if it is to pricey should i get a 7970 ghx over a r9 280x? the 280x is just supposed to be a rebranded 7970

nobody knows for certain yet about the cost.
nobody knows for certain yet about the performance of BF4.
nobody knows for certain yet about the impact Mantle will have for BF4.


Before getting into all that, what's CPU do you have and what's your budget?
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how much do you think the 290x will cost? if i just get one 290x will it run 3 screens? if it is to pricey should i get a 7970 ghz over a r9 280x? the 280x is just supposed to be a rebranded 7970

the 290 pro to sit below the 780 and above the 7970.
price? hard to say,
I assume the 290x to be around the current 780 in price and the 290 pro to be around 100us less.

Here is the thing, I would buy either a 290x or two 290.
Main reason is the dsp sound chip on them as if any I enjoy sound when gaming.
One 290x will work fine for eyefinity as anything if you OC its likely to be titan level of performance or slightly better, so you can view it from there, add mantle in BF4 for example and it might be even better.

the 280 is rebranded 7970 yes.
wouldnt buy it myself today.

My bet is 2x290 pro, with better crossfire, sound dsp, and Mantle for BF4.

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nobody knows for certain yet about the cost.
nobody knows for certain yet about the performance of BF4.
nobody knows for certain yet about the impact Mantle will have for BF4.


Before getting into all that, what's CPU do you have and what's your budget?
i have the 3570k at stock clocks on a pc power and cooling silencer mkII 750w
what do you think about a single 780 with three monitors? my budget is around $600-$700 just for the gpu
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i have the 3570k at stock clocks on a pc power and cooling silencer mkII 750w
what do you think about a single 780 with three monitors? my budget is around $600-$700 just for the gpu

you'd have to lower some settings but it'd surely work. If you're priority though is strictly BF4, I'd wait to see what AMD can do still. BF4 in particular seems to have a lot of AMD specific tailoring.

Also, I'd highly recommend OC'ing that CPU, especially if you're reaching into CFX/SLI territory. Nothing immense, but at least an easily achievable 4.2ghz
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nvidia is hit and miss with bf3, so who knows how it will do with bf4.
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