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Perhaps it's just my cards, but I've been disappointed by my xFire setup.

I think until I get more comfortable, I'll stick with single-GPU setups, as there's less to worry about in the grand scheme.

Also disappointed that the old 5870 blows the 6970 out of the water in single GPU performance on the latest version of FurMark.
post #12 of 31
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Perhaps it's just my cards, but I've been disappointed by my xFire setup.

I think until I get more comfortable, I'll stick with single-GPU setups, as there's less to worry about in the grand scheme.

Also disappointed that the old 5870 blows the 6970 out of the water in single GPU performance on the latest version of FurMark.

Dude, you are worried about the wrong stress test. Furmarks only job is tot make things hot.
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I have an Hz 850 I'm waiting to get back from rma if I decide to keep this set up I'll replace the RM750 with the HX850 I should be fine with the 850 even overclocked right? And thanks everyone I appreciate the input.

Yes 850 watts will power your system just fine.
post #14 of 31
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Perhaps it's just my cards, but I've been disappointed by my xFire setup.

I think until I get more comfortable, I'll stick with single-GPU setups, as there's less to worry about in the grand scheme.

Also disappointed that the old 5870 blows the 6970 out of the water in single GPU performance on the latest version of FurMark.

Delete that and never use it again. Enough said.
post #15 of 31
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Delete that and never use it again. Enough said.

Suggestions on a better performance tester?

That said, the 5870 still performed quicker and cooler.
post #16 of 31
My experience with crossfire,

First Titanfall is a mess so don't expect it to be optimized.
BF4 is better still not as good as some though. Its beneficial but not as much as I want it to.

Now games like Last Light and Infinite, that's where you see the real difference.
I play on 3 x 1080p monitors so I too need the extra help.

Though with crossfire and eyefinity you get ALOT of issues you have to troubleshoot, ULPS. Powerplay blah blah blah.

Now the choice between having a solo card and dual cards is always up to you. Me i like the performance boost so i'll keep them but if you find it annoying and have to spend more time sorting it out then just watercool one card smile.gif
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Delete that and never use it again. Enough said.

Suggestions on a better performance tester?

That said, the 5870 still performed quicker and cooler.

Furmark is by no means a performance tester, more like a GPU killer. I'v seen my VRMs shoot past 90°C and keep climbing and they never break 60°C under gaming loads. Its a very crappy program with the only purpose of making your system overheat. It really has no usefull information to offer from using it because any temps you get are way higher than anything you will ever see in real uses, and system stability of a GPU/VRAM overclock is best done with games. Anyone recommending Furmark as a "useful tool" on OCN should have their butt kicked.
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If you want to test performance try running a benchmark like 3dMark or Unigine Heaven / valley. Both are free for the standard tests and are leaps and bounds better than furmark for determining performance and operating temps of your system.
post #18 of 31
If you dont benefit from CF in 80% of the games its a waste. I had 2 x HD 7970 but never really pushed them for 2 years.
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post #19 of 31
The version of 3DMark I've seen only comes with 720p modes for free. the "Extreme", or 1080p mode, seems to require to actually purchase their software.

Now that I know FurMark is garbage, I will burn anyone who uses it at the stake. No quarter will be given to anyone.
post #20 of 31
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The version of 3DMark I've seen only comes with 720p modes for free. the "Extreme", or 1080p mode, seems to require to actually purchase their software.

Now that I know FurMark is garbage, I will burn anyone who uses it at the stake. No quarter will be given to anyone.

The 720P test is the one most benchmark sites uses anyway, and the one I use for comparing scores.

There's also a new one just called "3dMark" that came out last year. It can be downloaded for free on Steam, its listed as a "demo" which is also limited but again it's the standard setting used on most benchmark reviews. LINK
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