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Old 12-28-11, 07:55 PM   #93
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Default Re: Official Radeon 7970 Review and discussion thread

Originally Posted by Muppet View Post
Some people just like to get the latest and greatest. Even if it only means a 10-20% increase which you are unlikely to see in the real world. Money doesn't come into it, if you are lucky to have enough.

Keep in mind he does have a good point going, as a triple crossfire HD7970 setup is 1650$ + tax and shipping, while a single HD7990 and a single HD7970 would be pretty damn close to the same performance, even if the dual GPU card doesn't overclock as well, and save me 250$.(1400 total)

250$ less isn't chump change anymore, and would be enough to buy the water blocks for both cards, and free up an extra PCI-e X16 slot on the motherboard....That's about the main difference with AMD drivers in that you can connect a dual GPU with a single GPU card of the same generation, and still get triple crossfire working that way....It doesnt need to be 3 indentical cards....Do Nvidia drivers allow to do the same thing?
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