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To crossfire or not

#1thetruth928Posted 9/6/2013 9:36:00 AM
I just purchased a Sapphire Vapor X for 190. What is everyone's opinion on crossfiring another one. Would it be overkill. Just looking for other people's opinion on it. Thanks you guys. I sold my cards for 600.
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#2MasterDonGeroPosted 9/6/2013 10:19:12 AM
A Sapphire Vapor-X?
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#3thetruth928(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 10:59:38 AM
Yup a Sapphire Vapor X on Ebay brand new.
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#4Gawl9427Posted 9/6/2013 11:01:32 AM
What model model number is the card?
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#5thetruth928(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 11:04:32 AM
100352VXSR
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#6VoelgerPosted 9/6/2013 2:12:22 PM
No no, you are not telling us the card, your just repeating the marketing crap, is it a 7990, 7770? Something like that
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#7chrono625Posted 9/6/2013 2:14:31 PM
Voelger posted...
No no, you are not telling us the card, your just repeating the marketing crap, is it a 7990, 7770? Something like that


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
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#8VoelgerPosted 9/6/2013 2:22:06 PM
Oh, nice card- pretty fast.

If you are gaming on a 1080p monitor and like maxing most games and playing with high options on the big fps games than no crossfire- the card is fine.

If you want a screaming beast that can max most anything 1080p, crossfire it.- it is fairly cheap, so crossfire would be a viable option.
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#9VoelgerPosted 9/6/2013 2:24:01 PM
I had crossfired two 7770s and there are more issues with some games, but they are ironing out these issues. Also 1 gpu is more stable.

And obviously your mobo and psu can handle it right?
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#10SamusFarronPosted 9/6/2013 2:34:16 PM
Crossfire and SLI, while neat, are pretty poor features overall. Both cards run slower when in multi-gpu mode, the second card literally working 50% of it's capacity at the absolute best. It will give you gains, but not enough to justify the expense in 95% of situations. A new single GPU is far more ideal and futureproof.

Not to mention, the biggest problem is just compatibility and bugs. It basically doesn't work, at all, a good deal of the time; and even when it does, it introduces a number of glitches and instabilities. Few games handle SLI well, and the few that do are typically games that you probably don't need that extra GPU for anyway. All the "benchmark" titles, the ones that actually test a modern gaming computer, basically don't function in SLI. Often, engaging SLI will lower FPS compared to using only one of the GPU's.

It's a cool novelty, but has little practical application and can generally be a total hassle to use.
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