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so because of some hiccups in some games and i want a lil more performance with a bit higher fps you think i should move from my xfired 6870 to a 7970?...(particularly batman arkam city, gta iv, and metro 2033 are the big issue games)
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so because of some hiccups in some games and i want a lil more performance with a bit higher fps you think i should move from my xfired 6870 to a 7970?...(particularly batman arkam city, gta iv, and metro 2033 are the big issue games)

don't bother with 7970 yet, they are still ripe

i've got nothing but headaches with them.

my 2~3 6870 on tri-fire are doing a better job at delivering fun + entertainment than, wasting my time fixing driver bugs and issues with the 7970

6870 has dropped drastically in prices, might be easier to go that route and get a good PSU to power 3 or 4 of them up in a Tri or Quad-fire setup
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Hi All,

Just joining this side of the fence biggrin.gif

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2x ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 (current setup) http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/HD7970DC2T3GD5/
(the 7970 drivers are waaay too ripe, nothing but headaches, and we are already 4~5 month into 2012...sight... ) frown.gif

3x ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 (old setup) http://usa.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6870_DC2DI2S1GD5/
(so, when i'm completely frustrated with the 7970, i just revert back to the good old reliable tri-fire 6870 for some fun times) thumb.gif

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don't bother with 7970 yet, they are still ripe
i've got nothing but headaches with them.
my 2~3 6870 on tri-fire are doing a better job at delivering fun + entertainment than, wasting my time fixing driver bugs and issues with the 7970
6870 has dropped drastically in prices, might be easier to go that route and get a good PSU to power 3 or 4 of them up in a Tri or Quad-fire setup

no can do. only have 2 x16 slots... and not getting a new mobo anytime soon...it would be at least 4-6 months before i got a 7*** card anyway...take a look at my rig its pretty much at its limits..important to note that im now booting off a mushkin enhanced ssd for booting
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no can do. only have 2 x16 slots... and not getting a new mobo anytime soon...it would be at least 4-6 months before i got a 7*** card anyway...take a look at my rig its pretty much at its limits..important to note that im now booting off a mushkin enhanced ssd for booting

hmm... i see, a miniATX board

then your best bet is to go for 2 reference 7970 of your favourite brand, or whatever is cheaper

the reference models has a little less problem than the "customized" or factory "OC-ed" versions from MSI, ASUS, GB, Saphire, etc

after going through the pain of researching all there's to know about the 7970 problems, i noticed people reporting non-problems were running reference models, while most people reporting 7970 problems are using one of the many flavours of "deluxe" versions of 7970

then you can upgrade to tri-fire after you get your new rig with an ATX board, or stay on a miniATX with crossfire if you are happy with that.
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hmm... i see, a miniATX board
then your best bet is to go for 2 reference 7970 of your favourite brand, or whatever is cheaper
the reference models has a little less problem than the "customized" or factory "OC-ed" versions from MSI, ASUS, GB, Saphire, etc
after going through the pain of researching all there's to know about the 7970 problems, i noticed people reporting non-problems were running reference models, while most people reporting 7970 problems are using one of the many flavours of "deluxe" versions of 7970
then you can upgrade to tri-fire after you get your new rig with an ATX board, or stay on a miniATX with crossfire if you are happy with that.

nope full size atx..just check out my rig i have everything listed there
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Hi All,
Just joining this side of the fence biggrin.gif
8000x8000 wall paper from = http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/6760135001/sizes/m/in/photostream/
2x ASUS HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 (current setup) http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/HD7970DC2T3GD5/
(the 7970 drivers are waaay too ripe, nothing but headaches, and we are already 4~5 month into 2012...sight... ) frown.gif
3x ASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 (old setup) http://usa.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6870_DC2DI2S1GD5/
(so, when i'm completely frustrated with the 7970, i just revert back to the good old reliable tri-fire 6870 for some fun times) thumb.gif
6x ASUS VS247H-P monitor http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS247HP/

Hey, what and how are you supporting those monitors all in their place?

I'm looking to support my 3x Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080

But I can't find anything... frown.gif
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the mount i'm using http://www.atdec.com/mounts/monitor-stands/spacedec-freestanding-hex-six-screen-mount

only goes up to 24"

i originally wanted to get 6x 27" but i couldn't find any monitor mount for that size, so i went for 24" instead, and now that it's all setup and running, suddenly those 3" i'm missing per monitor doesn't feel that bad after all biggrin.gif
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the mount i'm using http://www.atdec.com/mounts/monitor-stands/spacedec-freestanding-hex-six-screen-mount
only goes up to 24"
i originally wanted to get 6x 27" but i couldn't find any monitor mount for that size, so i went for 24" instead, and now that it's all setup and running, suddenly those 3" i'm missing per monitor doesn't feel that bad after all biggrin.gif

LOL ya, when I got my 3 monitors all together side by side, I was like WOW those are big!! And now I'm having a hard time trying to get these things mounted on a 3 monitor stand frown.gif I can't find anything frown.gif
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