Im not sure if I should go with a single 6950/6970 or dual 7770s in crossfire. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Mostly going for Battlefield 3.
It's usually always better to go with a single powerful card. A 6950/6970 should be able to play BF3 on high settings at 1080.
I say that because it bypasses any issues games might have with crossfire/SLI, basically just less headaches.
So in a scenario where you want to get either 1 more powerful card, or two lesser powerful cards to run dual GPU configuration, I'd always pick the single more powerful card (Unless you're getting an amazing deal on the lesser cards)
It is wiser to invest in the latest technology if it is available. Therefore, I would suggest going for the 7770, whether you want to go for two in CF is up to you and what you want to achieve from your games.
Well 6970 is very loud, but 7770 are a bit weak and crossfire gives some trouble, why dont you save some money for 7950?
I'd say a 7870 would fit the bill just fine personally.
7850 or 7870 would fit quite nice.
But not to forget, what CPU and PSU do you have?
Im using a OCZ 700w and the 3rd gen i7 3770k
I'm thinking about saving for the 7870 or going with a 7850
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