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Old 05-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default 7850 Crossfire has failed me this round. Sent 2nd card back. Sticking with one card.

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1200 Core, 1375 Memory

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Woke up this morning to more stability issues after leaving the PC on all night, running stock..

I have RMA'd the 2nd card and am sending it back.

Sticking with the one original card, this has really turned me off from Crossfire... and I'm happy with the performance of one card overclocked. (Plus my original O/C's much better)

I was about to pull the trigger on a single 670, but after much thought, I've actually been very pleased with the performance of my original 7850 and just decided to sit on that.

Sorry for the back and fourth, but its packed up and being dropped off today.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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U and Balla should team up
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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Two cards is sooooooo last week.



Grats OP!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Think I should be able to push Crysis II and BF3 at Ultra @ 1080p?

I recently bought both games...I haven't played either yet. Too many games to play in my Steam/Origin accounts.

Been playing a lot of MLB2K12 and MW3 lately.... and my single 7850 was able to push those games quite easily, so looking forward to some eye candy.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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Probably best bang for buck highend without seeing any results. I mean afterall 7850 is best low end card, two, oced 40-50% - oh yeah. However please tell us about microstutter, lags or any other performance anomalies dual cards do. After 295 I said never again but I'm very sensitive to stuff like that same reason I hate LCDs.
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Think I should be able to push Crysis II and BF3 at Ultra @ 1080p?

I recently bought both games...I haven't played either yet. Too many games to play in my Steam/Origin accounts.

Been playing a lot of MLB2K12 and MW3 lately.... and my single 7850 was able to push those games quite easily, so looking forward to some eye candy.
Yeah you'll have no problem maxing out BF3 and Crysis 2 at 1080p.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
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Anyone want to speculate why there aren't any crossfire reviews out there? Something AMD wants to hide, perhaps from 7970 owners?

Well here's a taste: http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...ard-review/23/

At 1GHz, it will perform just under 580SLI. It will kill a 7970.
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At 1GHz, it will perform just under 580SLI. It will kill a 7970.
Prepare yourself for the onslaught.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #9
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Anyone want to speculate why there aren't any crossfire reviews out there? Something AMD wants to hide, perhaps from 7970 owners?

Well here's a taste: http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...ard-review/23/

At 1GHz, it will perform just under 580SLI. It will kill a 7970.
I did wonder - even send wiz an email to which I got no reply.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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Check this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BeKb9M5zV0

Then imagine 40-50% OCs on them which 7970 will never see.

My guess is almost twice as fast as stock 7970.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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U will be fine even at 1440p if you reduce/remove aa

And acc to that review even a 7970 oc will be just under 580 sli or nearly as fast as 7850 cf stock
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I'll never go 1440p again.

I actually use my 1080p Plasma 90% of the time as my monitor. No issues at all. I prefer to game on the big screen in a lazy boy about 6 feet away.

I used to own a 27" Dell Ultrasharp @ 2560x1440 and my poor eyes couldn't take it. (powered by a 965BE @ 4.0GHz with a 5970 + 5870 Trifire) I know I could zoom, etc, but my eye sight just isn't that great, so I prefer 1080/1200p
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You will eventually go 4k
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #15
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I want 7850 xfire but i don't need it. A single handles BF3 on ultra just fine
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I want 7850 xfire but i don't need it. A single handles BF3 on ultra just fine
Go 1440p then temme
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You will eventually go 4k
Its great for gaming and entertainment.

For everything else, Browsing, Software, etc.... too much stuff just wasn't designed for that Res and was way too small for my liking.
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Go 1440p then temme
Nah. This 120hz 1920X1080 monitor is plenty
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Anyone want to speculate why there aren't any crossfire reviews out there? Something AMD wants to hide, perhaps from 7970 owners?

Well here's a taste: http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...ard-review/23/

At 1GHz, it will perform just under 580SLI. It will kill a 7970.
Am I seeing 7870 and 7850 both cfx together? Didn't think that was possible, learn new things everyday.
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It all depends on the scaling. I read a review comparing GTX 680 SLI with 7970 Crossfire, and the scaling was generally around 60% which I found a disappointment.

I will probably go with a 7850 Crossfire setup at some point as well, though. The cards are only going to get cheaper and the 2gb of vram is perfect (for now).
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What's the best price for a 7850 right now? Is the ASUS okay or keep looking for a Sapphire?

Your thoughts are appreciated.

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What's the best price for a 7850 right now? Is the ASUS okay or keep looking for a Sapphire?

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thank you.
Asus is the best IMO. Sapphire's number 2
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Single GPU Benchmarks (Waiting for 2nd 7850 to arrive)

Rig in system.

3DMARK11 - Performance Preset

P7092

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3348565
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Is this with virtu or without virtu? How high is the oc? A stock 7950 prolly scores less than this
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3dMark 11 - Single GPU - Extreme Preset

X2142

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3348744
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