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Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 50% (3)
    Buy a second Sapphire HD 7950 and CFX
  • 50% (3)
    Sell current GPU, buy an R9 280X and CFX later
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post #11 of 16
it has been rumored that the 7950 and 7970 can be crossfired with the 270x and 280x but i haven't seen any proof yet so maybe you can crossfire your 7950 with a 280x biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozlay View Post

it has been rumored that the 7950 and 7970 can be crossfired with the 270x and 280x but i haven't seen any proof yet so maybe you can crossfire your 7950 with a 280x biggrin.gif

AMD has been good about allowing hybrid Crossfire. I don't know if the 280x would work well with a 7950, however a few people have already done a 7970 with a 280x here on OCN. I doubt the OP would be willing to do that considering he doesn't even want a different brand 7950, let a lone a "different" card.
post #13 of 16
Ya I was going to suggest hybrid CFX too. Its the best solution. You get the boost from having 2 cards, and you could always sell the 7950 for a second 280X later if you want matching cards.
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post #14 of 16
wait for the R9 290 launch on Oct 31st. price is most likely 100 bucks lower than R9 290X. its the new HD 7950. performance on par with GTX 780. with a bit of overclocking you could get quite close to HD 7950 CF. remember hd 7950 CF will always never be able to match a single R9 290 GPU for smoothness and overall consistency. thumb.gif
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post #15 of 16

Ouch, soz. In all cases I don't think it's worth selling a 7950 for a 7970.
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post #16 of 16
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You all have brilliant points! Thanks! I think I might just wait for the R9 290. If the price is alright, I'll see if I can sell my 7950, and get my hands on one of those bad boys smile.gif
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