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Questions regarding CrossfireX. (AMD)
04-15-2012, 11:48 PM,
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Questions regarding CrossfireX. (AMD)
Hello! I'm planning to build an AMD gaming PC. I have a few questions regarding video-cards. I heard that you can run 2 GPU's together via CrossfireX. I would like to know more about this, and would *really* appreciate all the help I could get! :]

First of all... Should I even get 2 GPU's? How much of a performance increase does it provide vs. 1 real good GPU? I was reading some reviews about different products on a computer-part website. Some people were happy with CrossfireX, and some were not, claiming that it made their CPU run real slow and actually lowered the FPS when gaming. So... Is it worth it? The budget isn't a big problem, I just want to have more knowledge before I make any decisions...

(I'm not a super computer-wiz, so please use terms an average Joe could comprehend. LOL.) Thanks!


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04-16-2012, 01:03 AM,
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RE: Questions regarding CrossfireX. (AMD)
If you check out the high-end gaming guide he explains which ones to do crossfire with as certain setups are known to cause micro-stuttering: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-...#VideoCard

Usually it's better to stick with 1 high-end card unless you have a specific need for a crossfire setup, such as 3+ monitors or 3D.

And I hope your doing Intel processor as they beat AMD in pretty much everything right now.
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04-16-2012, 10:52 AM,
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Questions regarding CrossfireX. (AMD)
Right now, you can get one GeForce 680 for $499, which is the fastest single card right now. Also, as said before, the Intel processors beat the AMD processors in about every instance.
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04-16-2012, 03:13 PM,
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RE: Questions regarding CrossfireX. (AMD)
(04-16-2012, 10:52 AM)mwhals Wrote: Right now, you can get one GeForce 680 for $499, which is the fastest single card right now. Also, as said before, the Intel processors beat the AMD processors in about every instance.

still with the recent price drops on the 7900 series, i think they still remain a better deal pricewise, especially if they are giving 3 free games along with them.

i still prefer a single card solution, even with the better driver updates. with the lower and midgrade cards, on average you may double the frame rate but you still have to deal with microstutter issues.
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