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Can someone tell me from experience if dual 7950 set up generate more or less heat than AMD R9 290x?


I live in Arizona, so yeah...I'm a bit concerned about cooling my nuclear powerplant.
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Crossfire setups generally run hotter being that the top card doesn't always get the best airflow. I have 2 7950 Vapor X's crossfired and get very good performance and temperatures but I still plan on upgrading soon. Not all games are optimized for crossfire so keep that in mind also depending on what you play. My cards lasted a long time and have had great performance throughout the years but I am personally looking to take advantage of 4k gaming in the near future. I will be going the 390x route to enjoy hdmi 2.0 and hopefully display port 3.0. I would wait it out being that its right around the corner.

The way 290x prices are dropping though I would also consider going that route also if you plan on sticking to 1080p/1600p gaming maxxed out. The 290x will scale better. You could get one for next to nothing if you sell your existing card in the process.

I think my performance is good enough for now but goodluck with whatever you decide.

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