Topic Title: 2x7850 or a better graphic card alone?
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 08/29/2013 09:57 AM
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Kavi089
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Well I'm considering on this because i have a 7850 OC Edition, and I'm very happy with it, but at some games i don't get full FPS (using a 18.5'' monitor) and I'm gonna get a 25-27'' monitor soon so I'm wondering if it would be better having another 7850 and do a xfire, or just sell this one i have and get like a stronger card xD

I want to play games like crysis 3 with good FPS, like over 45 at least at max settings...

Suggestions?

Thanks!

 08/29/2013 12:32 PM
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You didn't list any of your computer specs...so it's hard to recommend anything. Your power supply will be a determining factor. I am of the opinion that a single card is more preferable than a crossfire/sli graphics card set up. Do yourself a favor and read some of the comments in the crossfire forum. Then do a Google search for crossfire or SLI issues.



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 08/29/2013 12:39 PM
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Thanks for your answer!
Yeah i forgot about that sorry. These are my specs:
♦ AMD Phenom II x6 1090t Black Edition
♦ ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990fx
♦ G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2x2GB DDR3 1600MHz
♦ AMD Radeon HD Sapphire 7850 OC Edition 2GB GDDR5
♦ Silent Pro 700w 80+ Bronze

I'll research about that later, I'm asking because i saw some benchmark comparisons and the 7850 crossfire had some of the highest results.
And it was a bit dissapointing to see games like the new Tomb Raider drop in FPS to really low values, like 20, at some points of the game :/ and only having this 18.5'' monitor... this graphic card was really expensive haha

Regards.

 

 08/29/2013 02:32 PM
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I would not do Crossfire with those cards, not when you are intending to get a new monitor with a resolution of at least 1920x1200. I would wait and see what the HD 9000 series looks like, and decide between them and a HD 7970.

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 08/29/2013 02:36 PM
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Thanks black_zion!
Why do you say you wouldn't do that?

Too much GPU for a regular monitor? xD

I just want to play any game at max settings over 50 fps

 08/29/2013 03:06 PM
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Because I have a HD 7970 running at 1125/1500 and a 1920x1200 monitor and in visually demanding games such as The Witcher 2 I have to turn down the details a bit to keep the frame rate at 60, and a HD 7970 Ghz is more powerful than two 7850s in Crossfire, and Crossfire/SLI is very game dependent with effectiveness ranging anywhere from 0-95% above a single card. I also agree with stumped that a single card of equal or higher power than two cards of lesser power is the way to go, and after running a HD 5970 for 3 years and then a HD 4850x2 for a year before that, I'm through with it.

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 08/30/2013 02:00 PM
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Personally, I would go with 1 stand alone card to begin with.

Later down the road, I can always add that second HD7970 if I wish to or If I need to keep playing later release games with good FPS.



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 08/31/2013 09:56 PM
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I was in the same boat. I had a Sapphire 7850 2GB and was going to CF then I happened to goto Newegg and right now the Sapphire 7950 is $220 ($200 after $20 Rebate That is a CRAZY price for an Amazing Card. The Performance/Price Ratio is Unbelieveable. The 7950 is blazing fast. I can run my games in Ultra with an FPS between 40-65. I can Max Tomb Raider with her Hair movement and get about 50FPS. Playing Splinter Cell:Blacklist Maxed out @ 60FPS on 1920x1080 (BTW - All my games are 1920x1080)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026#13780004735411&{"sso":"sr_ssotoken::xW0B6M6KSdX5WY6LG%2BI7qIXs8Y9wimNjsF%2FetptNVpE%3D"}

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