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#1 Lhiannon

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

Ok team, looking at options for a buddy of mine.  He currently has an Asus 6850, and is looking to upgrade.  Budget is 300 or less.  would he be better suited buying something new, or getting another 6850 for cross fire?  Also, he is using a ASRock 970 Extreme3 mobo, any conflicts with that?  Thanks in advance...


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:58 AM

imo he should get a 7950 if he wants to upgrade and skip some of the hassel that comes with crossfire.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:05 AM

amd 7950 or the new gtx760 with a 3rd party cooler and he should be set for quite some time.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:05 AM

Can the 7950 run three screens?  If not, what would I need to make that work?


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:18 AM

Can the 7950 run three screens?  If not, what would I need to make that work?

Gaming or just using three screens?


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

If it will game on all three, so much the better.  He would AT LEAST want it to run three screens while gaming on one of them.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

You really need CF to run 3 screens. I ran 3 with one 7950 and it had some major slow downs(Burnout Paradise, Skyrim and Grid 2). When I got my 2nd 7950 it solved that.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:01 AM

Can the 7950 run three screens?  If not, what would I need to make that work?

 

asking to much, if he can afford a 3 screen set-up he can afford a better card.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:11 AM

Excellent, thanks Gents.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:25 AM

For the extra $10 he can grab a 7970. There is a rebate for $20 so he is only putting out $10 more after its all said and done.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

WOW.  Nice, thank you, Bosco.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

WOW.  Nice, thank you, Bosco.

You could always just buy one from him direct for even cheaper lol


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