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#1 Stealth3si

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

I want to know if crossfiring two 7950s on a single 1080p display worth the extra money?

 

FYI, I can play pretty much anything, but not at maximum settings on a single 1080p. I did have to lower some settings on several games. TBH, I want to run any modern and upcoming titles at maximum settings without having to fiddle and balance which gfx settings to get a reasonable FPS. I think I would be happy playing at maximum settings on 1080p.


Edited by Stealth3si, 23 August 2013 - 02:12 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

it would give you a good boost depending on the game but i would rather wait for the gtx 8xx or amd 9xxx series to be released and get one of those instead.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

What is prompting this upgrade? Are there games you can't run at full settings?

 

I have a 7870 and it is able to run everything on Ultra at 1080p at a decent framerate.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:19 PM

What is prompting this upgrade? Are there games you can't run at full settings?

 

I have a 7870 and it is able to run everything on Ultra at 1080p at a decent framerate.

The games I had issues playing were Assassin's Creed 1, Crysis 2, Warhead and part 3, Tomb Raider, Splinter Cell Conviction, Far Cry 3. They were dipping in the 30s on maximum settings @ 1080p. To improve the FPS to the mid 40s thru low 50s, I lowered some of the gfx settings like AA, shadows, postprocessing (if applicable,) occlusion, detail, geometry (where applicable), screen resolution, etc.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:52 PM

i am crossfiring two 7850 at 1920x1080 and i can barely  tell 

but i had a 7950 and at res there is no need with that card right now

save your money for new tech


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

No.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

hmm thanks for all reply but after some careful thought i think I will skip crossfiring...IF any of the new 99xx cards can fit in my case and safely operate under my current PSU for $400 then i can see myself patiently waiting for an upgrade by the end of this year. I feel this would far outweigh the benefit of CFing in my particular situation. i.e., net expense differences between CFing and upgradiing to single GPU are marginal and CFing would make me reorganize the case because of the new PSU and mobo..ugh


Edited by Stealth3si, 23 August 2013 - 07:49 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:09 PM

I wouldn't bother personally


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:28 AM

I am not sure why you are having an issue. I run a single 7950 and have yet to find a game that does not play smooth on my system. In fact I can push many games to 1440 with no lag.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:54 PM

I am not sure why you are having an issue. I run a single 7950 and have yet to find a game that does not play smooth on my system. In fact I can push many games to 1440 with no lag.

to be fair..the games in question noticeably lags only at certain parts of the game where there's lots of stuff on the screen all at once. Other than that, the rest of the game plays smooth.

 

What games have you tried? do you use preset or custom? do you max out every detail on custom?


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

Maybe it's your CPU then??


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:38 PM

Maybe it's your CPU then??

Or he's just being lazy and turning everything up to the max.

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