num1son· hardware nerd
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If stick with amd
God no. Amd does make good hardware. So that's why its so hard to not dismiss them. I didn't have a lick of issues with the triplet 6970 Lightnings other then one deciding to take a crap and die. I know amd can fix their crap. But it takes a long time, a long, long time. We'll see what happens when i get my Keplers (if, lol). Anyways, Titans huge price tag may not affect Keplers resale value, so if my keplers don't make me happy, I can sell them! The two 670 4gb I had were pretty decent in Surround, but they lacked grunt to really push em pixels. Usually, i stick with one Nvidia driver for a while and just wait out newer versions. I stuck with 285.xx for a while when i had the 480s, 560/570 448s, and the air 560 448s.Originally Posted by tsm106
I think you should be more patient cuz there are issues on both sides. Hence the existence of this thread, ya know?
I'm still waiting. I have a few avenues but Kepler is still my route. Damn, that 7970 lightning is so tempting.....5x1 eyefinity is so:Originally Posted by tsm106
I found one but it was 1.1 only. We need the 1.2 MST hubs for fat resolutions.
Have you bought your new cards yet?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1290624/my-watercooled-quadfire-7970-lightning-3770k-build-for-my-5x1-eyefinity-arrayOriginally Posted by tsm106
Er, you can't do 5x1 with the Lightning w/o a hub with big panels. Stupid MSI brainfarted and didn't stick on a DL DVI lol.
You can do 5x1 with a DC2/Matrix with big panels..
You shoulda went x79 bro.
fixedOriginally Posted by King4x4
Well not to turn this thread into Eyefinity Vs Surround thread.... Eyefinity plain and simple... Sucks. Period. Tearing, DP issues to name a few.
Two days after replacing my quad 7950s with TWO I mean TWO 680s (Huge performance downgrade) and I am actually happy... I am playing games now! not fiddling with drivers and radeonpro to get things up and running.
So to sum it up:
Normal dude with 1080/1440 => Crossfire 7950 or Crossfire 7970 = Best Bang Per Buck.
Multi-Monitor Dude => Go Nvidia or you gonna get burned... don't touch the cards 2GB though you lose in the vram 1440 >.