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R9 280x with 7950 (OC) crossfire

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Hey

Can I expect any R9 280x to work with MSI 7950 Twin Frozr 3? The latter will be overclocked so both cards should be ~even.
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They should be compatible. It's like CFing a 7950 and 7970 together.
    
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You are better of Crossfiring two 7950 because you wont gain anything over 2x7950 because the faster card will always be bottlenecked by the slower card, plus the two have different specs which might develop some problems
     
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Originally Posted by Awsan View Post

You are better of Crossfiring two 7950 because you wont gain anything over 2x7950 because the faster card will always be bottlenecked by the slower card, plus the two have different specs which might develop some problems

unless op finds a 7950 for less than $200.
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that new one is worth it over a $300 280X. thumb.gif

@op, if you can get that and upgrade your psu to at least an 750w, then this would be your best option. Shilka might see this thread and give you a scolding.biggrin.gif

you're not pairing these gpus with that i5, are you?
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7950/7970 is impossible to buy in my country right now. Or it is ridiculously overpriced - I saw people buying 7950 for 400$. Now there is zero 7950 on the market. Pretty much the same thing with 7970/280x.

Now I'm aiming for CF r9 290 because they are just a little more expensive than cards mentioned before. And I could sell my 7950 sell for nice moneyz.


Cards are obviously mainly for mining. OC'd 7950 is enough for 1080p/60hz gaming.
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