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Soullessone21 February 11, 2012 02:03 PM

is 2 6970's enough for 3 asus 27" 1080p LCDs in Eyefinity
 
so on the 15th my super rig shows up with 3 27" LCD's and I want to know if I should just give away my other 2 6970's and just accept the 2 7970 tops CUII's I have held for me or is that just total over kill?

and no I will not give away my 2 7970's if they are not needed for now I will lend them to my buddy who bought me the 3 lcd's for my birthday till the new Nvidia cards come out and he buys them.

supaflyx3 February 11, 2012 02:06 PM

It's possible, but for BF3 i dont think it'll be enough.

Soullessone21 February 11, 2012 02:11 PM

Alright I might just use the 2 7970's and just give away one 6970 that way my wifes system can be tri fire and shes future proofed :)

dlactin2408 February 11, 2012 02:45 PM

I think using two 6970's would do fine for 5760x1080 in eyefinity. This review has benchmarks that show 54 average fps in battlefield 3 at 5040x1050 so you would see a bit of an loss at 5760x1080. It would be definitely playable although two 7970's would be awesome to!

HARDOCP - Battlefield 3 - CrossFireX Eyefinity - AMD Radeon HD 7950 Video Card Review

Soultribunal February 11, 2012 02:57 PM

Use the 7970's , simple as that.

Why bother going with a lesser set of cards when you have better ones ready to go?

-ST

Arinoth February 11, 2012 03:56 PM

Speaking from personal experience the 6970s will handle BF3 with everything cranked at 5670 x 1080, however if you already have the 7970s, you're better off using those as they have more vRAM and will allow you to get even higher frame rate.

mcyuke February 14, 2012 06:40 PM

If you're planning on playing a game like BF3 MP a lot you also don't really need to have every setting cranked to the max.
Unless you just walk around looking at the scenery and don't actually play!

But yeah I'd probably use the 7970s if I had them too.

Prolab February 15, 2012 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arinoth (Post 600897)
Speaking from personal experience the 6970s will handle BF3 with everything cranked at 5670 x 1080, however if you already have the 7970s, you're better off using those as they have more vRAM and will allow you to get even higher frame rate.

I had a bad experience. With (2) 6970, ultra at that resolutions - my FPS dropped down to 20+ FPS. Barely manageable to even play. It was a bit better with High settings. Nonetheless, it was shit to play with.

Sell the 6970's and keep the 7970's. It'll be a much better experience.

Soullessone21 February 15, 2012 08:38 AM

Well since its my birthday week an myself and about 10 major distributors CEO's and Top Reps do a birthday item trade (I usually send them booze and fix their broken iphones as my gift that kinda stuff)
I started getting stuff at the start of the week.
Heres the short list
3930k (not to shabby)
above item are from a Unnamed intel higher up:)
Rampage IV Extreme
Above item from a buddy at Asus thanks so much
3 Check that 3 6970's Gigabyte with the triple fans...(I am starting to get to many of these)
Above 3 items from a old friend in Gigabyte she sent me 3 repaired RMA ones.
3 New Asus 27" VE278Q
Above 3 LCDs from Super*** cant say who dont want to get them in trouble but super happy.

So I am really really starting to think I do not need the 7970's and will just return them I know everyone here is saying stick with them but I have tons of 6970's and my wife doesnt want my huge amd tower (she has a mini itx gamer thats dead silent) so I might just be selling my big watercooled amd rig as well and just building this huge Intel one.

There is a point where you just feel greedy maybe I should just give the 2 7970 3GB CUII Tops away on the form :P

supaflyx3 February 15, 2012 08:59 AM

I'm sure no one here would complain. :ph34r:


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