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Hello and thanks for viewing.

Im turning 27 soon and my dad is wanting to buy me a BIG bday gift of my choice.

First let me tell you my current set up.

AMD FX -8159 8CORE CPU @ 3.60GHZ
16GBS OF DDR 3 SNIPER SERIES RAM
REDEON HD 6950 DOUBLE BLACK EDITION X2 CROSSFIRED...
RUNNING WINDOWS 7.

IM LOOKING AT.
XFX FX-797A-TDBC Radeon 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation 1000MHz

OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+
WITH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157266
ASRock 990FX Extreme4 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
If i get this I will install the video cards and ram I have now.

The way my current system is set up Im using the bulldozer unlock and I love it. I have no complaints - I seeing 60+ fps in bf3 on ultra mode.

I want my upgrade Bday gift to go more to the future of gaming.

Are the video cards I have now going to be better or worse then the fx-797A?
Can my video cards handle most everything on the market on maxed settings?
Whats going to be worth more for gaming in the long run???

Thanks.
Please do not turn this tread into a AMD bash or AMD VS who ever. Simply put is one 7970 going to be worth my two 6950s?
What if I got 2 7970s vs 2 6950s.
Thanks.
 

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At this moment,

Don't bother upgrading your CPU until the next architecture comes out.

As for performance of your GPUs in Xfire, 6950s Xfire perform a little better than a single 7970. However, a single 7970 GHz edition will use less power, thus create less heat.

If you could get two 7970s to replace your 6950s, go for it!
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7970 is a great upgrade that is actually worth it!
 
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