2nd GPU or new GPU?

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  1. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    I have a 7870 Tahiti LE card atm. And after xmas I think I might get a 2nd one (only £130) and going crossfire.

    Or is it worth selling this card and getting a 270X or something? Since 1 card is going to give less issues vs dual gpu.
     
  2. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Well, if you buy a second one you'll have to deal with the inherent crossfire/sli issues. If you were to buy a single new card, I'd suggest the 280x instead of the 270x because looking in the review, the 270x is only a few fps ahead of the 7870.
     
  3. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    7870 XT is roughly equal to 270X. So getting a 270X makes no sense at all. Either get a second 7870 XT or sell current and get a single fast card.
     
  4. Darkest

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    If I was upgrading to a single card from a 7870 I'd at the very least aim for a 290.
     

  5. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Yeah, get a 280X. Worthwhile upgrade.
     
  6. eclap

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    280x or (ideally) 290 custom cooler.
     
  7. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Might go for a 280x then me thinks.

    Cheers.
     
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    See? You should've just bought a 7950 a few months ago :)
     
  9. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    I don't think 7870 LE to 280X is a worthwhile upgrade.
     
  10. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    Me neither, 290 at least. It will be more of a sidegrade. Sure you get a lil more fps but.. not worth it.

    So either 290 or another 7870 XT. +OC the crap outta em both. I'd go single 290 route I think. Will serve you a tad better I think. Wait for custom cards perhaps?

    I'm sure the first custom cards will be out by December.. I hope? (Damn it's already almost 2014.. wtf)
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Why a 280X? Not really a huge increase over a Tahiti LE based 7870. 280X is Tahiti..... Would make more sense to get a 290...
     
  12. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Oh I didn't see he had a 7870 LE. Hmm, I would step up to a 290 then. More worth for sure.
     
  13. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, indeed..
     
  14. Darkest

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    Especially not with his OC. That's why I said 290 minimum tbh.
     
  15. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    OP, you basically have a 7930, you see.
     

  16. Enmity

    Enmity Maha Guru

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    290 minimum, wait for custom coolers too if you prefer to do your baking in the kitchen. No sence in buying a 280x as its just a 7970. When you upgrade, go for the newest gpus you can - these also over time will bring extra performance via amd drivers - a 7970/280x must be near maxed out by now.
     
  17. Deathchild

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    Yeah.. pretty much. Damn talking about all these things gives me an upgrade itch. XD :D
     
  18. Enmity

    Enmity Maha Guru

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    know what you mean, I kinda want to find a good clocking 3770k to replace my 3570K since it seems bf4 is actually making use of the hyper threading which will be handy for me now that I have a new monitor lol
     
  19. Deathchild

    Deathchild Ancient Guru

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    Ah nice, what monitor?
     
  20. Enmity

    Enmity Maha Guru

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    QNIX 2710. its a 27" Korean monitor 2560x1440p and overclocked to 110hz atm. ended up costing only $550NZD. So stoked :)

    anyway sorry for the off topic guys. OP, consider the 290 if possible, you'll thank us later :) but please do also consider waiting for custom coolers :)
     

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