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Hello,

I was going to post this question in a related thread although decided not to in case it was hijacking the thread although this type of question probably get's asked a lot.

Currently I have Gigabyte 7950. I was considering another 7950 although not sure whether it is necessary for it to be the same brand. If not, which one would you recommend? There is HIS HD 7950. If anyone can recommend another it would be appreciated.

Would buying a second 7950 be more sensible than possibly going for a single R9 290? (Would there still be a clear difference in performance?)

I might hold off for awhile in case there is further price cut on the 7950.

Thanks for any help.

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Edited by md1005 - 10/27/13 at 10:38am
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You can Crossfire different brands of 7950.

A second 7950 vs. a 290 is a tough call. CFX 7950s will be faster, when they work correctly. However, there are still some disadvantages to dual GPU setups, and frame pacing fixes still haven't been implemented across the board.
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Thanks for the reply. Any other input is appreciated.
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Yeah Ive been using xfire 7950 gigabytes windforces for awhile. Most games it seems to work great others not so much
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