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Should i Resell my R9 280x and pick up a Second 7950?

#1hk7111Posted 2/22/2014 5:21:16 PM(edited)
Currently Running my 280x with a 7950 in Crossfire. Works fairly well for gaming but for Mining, Which is part of the Reason i bought it, They dont work together very well/at all.

Rest of my Rig should be in my Sig.

Im also Open to suggestions for other Cards. Amd or Nvidia.

650W Seasonic X series Psu Btw.

Edit: Also i have a Second Rig Running just a 6870 for mining atm, Using an older Psu i have that i had to Upgrade Because it wouldnt power my R9 280x. So if you suggest a Nvida Card, I could Throw my 7950 into that, but i would need to buy a New Psu.
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3ds FC for Pokemon is 2680 9258 2964 Name is Ethan
i5-3570k 4.5Ghz | Asrock Extreme4 | R9 280X Dual-x Xfire with Xfx 7950 DD ghost | 1tb hdd | 16Gb Ddr3.
#2PraetorXynPosted 2/22/2014 5:24:41 PM
The R9 280X is a rebadged 7970 GHz. By crossfiring it with a 7950, it's basically capping performance at that of SLI 7950.

Ditch the 7950 and get another 280X.
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Console war in a nutshell:
http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9.png
#3hk7111(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2014 5:26:51 PM(edited)
PraetorXyn posted...
The R9 280X is a rebadged 7970 GHz. By crossfiring it with a 7950, it's basically capping performance at that of SLI 7950.

Ditch the 7950 and get another 280X.


Its an almost $100 Between them, Which i dont have.

Thats why i figured if its basically a 7950 Crossfire, I might as well Sell the 280x and pocket an Extra $60-$100
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3ds FC for Pokemon is 2680 9258 2964 Name is Ethan
i5-3570k 4.5Ghz | Asrock Extreme4 | R9 280X Dual-x Xfire with Xfx 7950 DD ghost | 1tb hdd | 16Gb Ddr3.
#4PraetorXynPosted 2/22/2014 5:27:46 PM
hk7111 posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
The R9 280X is a rebadged 7970 GHz. By crossfiring it with a 7950, it's basically capping performance at that of SLI 7950.

Ditch the 7950 and get another 280X.


Its an almost $100 Between them, Which i dont have.

Thats why i figured if its basically a 7950 Crossfire, I might as well Sell the 280x and pocket an Extra $60-$100


You could do that. I'm just saying you probably won't get any better performance.
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Console war in a nutshell:
http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9.png
#5hk7111(Topic Creator)Posted 2/22/2014 5:32:59 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
hk7111 posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
The R9 280X is a rebadged 7970 GHz. By crossfiring it with a 7950, it's basically capping performance at that of SLI 7950.

Ditch the 7950 and get another 280X.


Its an almost $100 Between them, Which i dont have.

Thats why i figured if its basically a 7950 Crossfire, I might as well Sell the 280x and pocket an Extra $60-$100


You could do that. I'm just saying you probably won't get any better performance.


Like i said, Im also Open to switching to Nvidia, Because Mining wise things Kinda Suck right now. Btc Value is Down Making just about every coin worth mining worth a lot less. Went from Making $17 a day mining with just my 280x and 6870 to $10 a day if i could get my 7950 to work along side those two.
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3ds FC for Pokemon is 2680 9258 2964 Name is Ethan
i5-3570k 4.5Ghz | Asrock Extreme4 | R9 280X Dual-x Xfire with Xfx 7950 DD ghost | 1tb hdd | 16Gb Ddr3.