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2 years ago#1
I currently have a Phenom ii x4 965 and a 7790. My motherboard needs to be replaced anyway so I was thinking of getting a crossfire compatible one and another 7790. In total I will be spending about $200. Motherboard will be about $80 and the GPU about $120. Does this seem an efficient option and did and AMD fix the micro stuttering problem with crossfire? Keep in mind my motherboard has to be replaced regardless.
2 years ago#2
Time to switch to Intel for CPU/Motherboard. Get an i5-4670k and a z87 board.

Also, yes, the recent AMD drivers have mostly fixed the issues they were having with Crossfire.
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2 years ago#3
Get at least a FX compatible mobo, and the beta driver seem to have help with it according to most people, but I will know when I let my friend crossfire my space 7870 with his.
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2 years ago#4
I do plan on getting a new CPU sometime in the near future.
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2 years ago#5
Maynard_Lawa posted...
I do plan on getting a new CPU sometime in the near future.


Then get a FX compatible mobo. AMD is NOT as bad as everyone in gamefaqs makes it seem. But that 965 will be holding your crossfire set up back slightly. You will probably hit a cpu limit before a card limit.
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2 years ago#6
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
Maynard_Lawa posted...
I do plan on getting a new CPU sometime in the near future.


Then get a FX compatible mobo. AMD is NOT as bad as everyone in gamefaqs makes it seem. But that 965 will be holding your crossfire set up back slightly. You will probably hit a cpu limit before a card limit.


Agreed, the 965 is going to bottleneck your dual GPU setup. I would still suggest Intel, although the FX-8350 is not a bad CPU by any means.
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2 years ago#7
Honestly, I wouldn't Crossfire that setup, sell your current card and get the best single card you can. Games will soon be pumping larger textures out so VRAM usage might skyrocket. With a dual GPU setup the VRAM is not doubled, so you may run into problems add to that crossfire is a massive power hog.

As for motherboard, you don't need to upgrade quite yet, but if you do get the best mobo/CPU combo you can get at the time.
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2 years ago#8
get this and keep the 7790 as a backup

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127762
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2 years ago#9
g7g7g7g7 posted...
Honestly, I wouldn't Crossfire that setup, sell your current card and get the best single card you can. Games will soon be pumping larger textures out so VRAM usage might skyrocket. With a dual GPU setup the VRAM is not doubled, so you may run into problems add to that crossfire is a massive power hog.

As for motherboard, you don't need to upgrade quite yet, but if you do get the best mobo/CPU combo you can get at the time.


Could I crossfire a 2gb model with my 1gb model?
2 years ago#10
Sergei_Dukanov posted...
Maynard_Lawa posted...
I do plan on getting a new CPU sometime in the near future.


Then get a FX compatible mobo. AMD is NOT as bad as everyone in gamefaqs makes it seem. But that 965 will be holding your crossfire set up back slightly. You will probably hit a cpu limit before a card limit.


AMD processors really are that bad. I'm sorry to say
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