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I am sort of in the same boat. I had fully planned to get a 290X until some one said, "hey, I'll sell you a 580 for $85"...now I have SLI and a 290X would be only a slight upgrade...roughly 10% plus or minus depending on what you are doing. Performance wise...it really isn't worth it.

However, if I were to buy a 290X and run it for a few years that slight performance increase would basically be free since I'd probably save that much in power usage.

I am think I am going to wait till the 800 series comes out though and see what happens with prices and such...since I am not really missing out on anything performance wise. Since the cases where SLI or crossfire doesn't work very well you don't really need multiple GPUs
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/13/14 at 1:34pm
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its not like the OP has got a crappy setup and the wait could prove fruitful thumb.gif
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1250 in crossfire? oh noes, those are fast. keep them.

this was my crossfire 7950/7970 stock . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6233890

have to oc my 290 @ 1100 to beat it.

1100/1500

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8110610
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Thanks for posting....
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post #15 of 16
2x 7950 boost(not oced) should perform as a 780ti

Compare the performance here
http://techspot.com/review/738-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-780-ti-ghz/
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post #16 of 16
I think its really going to depend on the games you play and how well they scale in crossfire.3k.jpg
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