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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Is the 7970 a dual gpu card like a Nvidia 690gtx?
    Nope.

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    personally for Aesthetically themes looks and won't broke my wallet i will go with Crossfire dual 7850 so it will looks full load with dual 7850 rather than a single card if you have a side window case and if you need more fast cash you can always have the time to sell one of the two 7850 and still enjoy gaming experience

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Is the 7970 a dual gpu card like a Nvidia 690gtx?
    7990 = Dual 7970

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    The 2x7850 and the 7970 have the same amount of cores, crossfire has problems like microstutter so it's much better to get a 7970 unless you already have a 7850 then save some cash and get another :-)

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    Exclamation Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    7970 for sure ! so u wont have to wait for the multi GPU supports and profiles.. if they are ever released ofcourse ..

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    1 card save some mpney unless u want multiple displays for ease fhen go crossfire

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    if you spent your money on the 7970 AND let your 7850 go to waste instead of the 8xxx

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Go with the 7970 , I have crossfire 7950s and although in all games I have seen an increased frame rate some are as low as 10% extra (tomb raider) ...so in some games 2x 7850 might be a little bit better ,but some crossfire will barely work and you will be left with just a little bit better than 7850 performance

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by thatdamnhacker View Post
    Should I crossfire another 7850 with my current ASUS 7850 Direct CU ii or buy another single 7970 and sell my 7850?
    All thoughts appreciated
    Fastest single card is the best way to go IMO. How well is the HD7850 doing?

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by jigger View Post
    Fastest single card is the best way to go IMO. How well is the HD7850 doing?
    I agree with this generally but ,I have crossfire 7950s and have had no problems at all just stuck the second card in and cf bridge and done ,and with the new drivers (especially optimized for cf) coming mid July i would be tempted to wait a few weeks till then and see how the cf drivers come out
    https://mobile.twitter.com/AMDRadeon...03712930070529

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    The single 7970 will do better, it will save you from the crossfire scale hassles

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by PowerPie5000 View Post
    All it does it show benchmark results... It doesn't show the inevitable micro-stutter, occasional artifacting, compatibility issues, occasional multi-GPU driver issues, higher temps or higher power consumption that usually come with SLI/Crossfire configs.
    I have a 6990 which is two GPUs on one card and in some games, Far Cry 3 particularly, the stuttering makes them unplayable, in others it can be seen from time to time, such as Sleeping Dogs. Neither of these games show any hint of an issue when running on two GTX580s on my older rig.

    Quote Originally Posted by drharvey12 View Post
    You'll definitely have less issues with a single card setup.

    However problems seem to be more common for some when dealing with dual card setups. I guess it's just twice as many things to go wrong plus adding another layer of complexity to how the image is dispalyed on the screen. I had a nightmare with a pair of 4870X2's and 2 980GTX+'s for instance. Never really figured out what the issues were. However, as I say, my current dual GPU setups run absolutely fine!
    The advantage to running two cards is that when you encounter an issue with a game, crossfire/sli or one of the cards can be disabled from the drivers, or at least that's what I believe is the case. It can't be done using a single dual GPU card, but I'm fairly certain that SLI can be turned off when it is not required and then the second card could be used as just a Physx processor.

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Is the 7970 a dual gpu card like a Nvidia 690gtx?
    No, it's a single GPU, the 7990 is the dual GPU version.

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    EDIT: Ignore
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    I personally stick with single graphics cards. Keep it simple.

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Quote Originally Posted by th3_f15t View Post
    I personally stick with single graphics cards. Keep it simple.
    I would normally agree ,unless u can get an amazing deal on a second card ( I got a second 7950 vapour x on amazon recently for £150) then it might be worth crossfire.

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    Re: Crossfire dual 7850 or single 7970

    Single 7970. Mine runs most games 60+ at 1080p provided you have a decent CPU Intel Core i5+

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