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I currently have 2 6870. But was wondering if I would get better performance with one really good card. Any thoughts? Just bought farcry 3 and want to play on ultra. My current cards struggle a little . I could turn the graphics down, but, well once you

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No, Far Cry 3 is pretty demanding no matter the GPU. 1080p maxed out settings on a

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You could run for an nVidia gtx 670 for max details and smooth gameplay. I ran Far Cry 3 with everything on ultra excluding AA wich instead of 8x was 4x @ 41 FPS average on a GTX 570 , respectively 1920/1080 resolution. Even 660ti would perform well I'd say if your budget is tight.

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budget isnt too tight... intital thoughts are two 6990s to replace my two 6870s. might look into the nvidias you speak of too, but dont really know too much about them.

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[img]http://i.imgur.com/9yoNG.png[/img]
Is it worth spending the money?

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I'm running FarCry 3 on a single GTX 670 with everything maxed out and there isn't as much as a hiccup. This is my favourite card since the 8800GT came out.

I have a 7970 in my other computer, but while it's technically a faster card, I hate it. The drivers suck and it's hot and noisy like a jet fighter.

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I have a 7950 2G version and I have Far Cry 3 on Ultra. The card only cost me about

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what about AA, you guys got that turned off?

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I have a GTX680 SLI and game at 2560x1600. With everything maxed out, except for anti-aliasing (at 2x) I get decent performance - I hit 60fps a lot of the time but there are some very noticeably performance drops and the slow down seems rather inconsistent. I'm expecting updated graphics drivers and a patch or two will address most of the issues.

It's a very demanding game but the visuals are the best I've seen. It easily blows Crysis / Crysis 2 out of the water.

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ye, was looknig at the GTX680, and dualing them up like you have done. be pretty expensive though! saying that, i will have two 6870s to sell too!

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[quote name='rageagainstmachine' timestamp='1354616354' post='595367424']
what about AA, you guys got that turned off?
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I have it on 4x. I can't tell you the exact FPS because I haven't checked, but I'm very picky about performance so I'd say it's rather good. I also have HBAO enabled.

From what I hear, SLI/Crossfire is rarely worth it due to all the issues people have with it. I'd rather go for a single top-end card - at least it'll give you the option to double up when it's needed.

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cheers Jub. might just go for a single GTX 680 then.... i'll be an AMD convert lol

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[quote name='Jub Fequois' timestamp='1354619476' post='595367480']From what I hear, SLI/Crossfire is rarely worth it due to all the issues people have with it. I'd rather go for a single top-end card - at least it'll give you the option to double up when it's needed.[/quote]

If you want to game at 2560x1600 then SLI / Crossfire is the only option and for me it's worth it. While a number of games have SLI issues at launch they are usually corrected pretty quickly and the performance more than makes up for it.

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decided to go for the 7970. slighlty cheaper than the gtx 680. hopefully the additional 2 GB vram will make a huge difference

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bought gigabyte 7970 from Dabs for

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[quote name='rageagainstmachine' timestamp='1354630062' post='595367684']
... four free games Dirt Showdown, Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs.
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Kthxbye, see you next year. :p

Good purchase!

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[quote name='Jub Fequois' timestamp='1354619476' post='595367480']
From what I hear, SLI/Crossfire is rarely worth it due to all the issues people have with it. I'd rather go for a single top-end card - at least it'll give you the option to double up when it's needed.
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SLI had issues years ago. Today, however, there are zero issues. I've had my 680s in SLI since release day, and i've never had a problem. imo, it's worth the entry fee.

[quote name='TheLegendOfMart' timestamp='1354615129' post='595367406']
No, Far Cry 3 is pretty demanding no matter the GPU. 1080p maxed out settings on a

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[quote name='Jdawg683' timestamp='1354630836' post='595367712']SLI had issues years ago. Today, however, there are zero issues. I've had my 680s in SLI since release day, and i've never had a problem. imo, it's worth the entry fee.[/quote]

You must just be playing different games. I've had launch day SLI issues with DiRT Showdown, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Batman: Arkham City and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. That's despite using the latest respective beta drivers that supposedly had fixes for those very games. In fact I've had more issues with SLI for my GTX680s than with Crossfire for my HD5970. That said, I still prefer the nVidia experience overall and I don't mind putting up with the occasional issue for the performance it offers.

But the idea that there are "zero issues" today is laughable. It's not even slightly true.

[quote name='Jdawg683' timestamp='1354630836' post='595367712']Keep in mind that nvidia has released new beta drivers (310.64) which claim up to 38% performance increase.[/quote]

Even with those SLI was broken at release and performance is still sketchy. They only offer such an improvement because performance was so bad before.

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[quote name='Shaun' timestamp='1354616234' post='595367422']
I have a 7950 2G version and I have Far Cry 3 on Ultra. The card only cost me about

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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1354633394' post='595367768']
Yeah at what resolution and is AA on?
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1920x1080 - Not sure on the AA, I'll look when I get home.

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Should I risk getting Far Cry 3 on a 550ti ?

It will be running on 1080p, and I have Intel i5 2600k, 8 GB ram, SSD. Medium / low settings only?

PS: I'm not in the market for upgrade yet.

Edit: Seems ok.... [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_NZ5GtjGps"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_NZ5GtjGps[/url]

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1080p 560ti ( i5 2500k and 8gb ram ) at Ultra Setting. Blissful ignorance to fps, plays fine. How to show fps ?

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I've been running all weekend on my 7970 with SweetFX 1.3. Looks and runs just great at 1080p Ultra Quality.

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I run the game at 2560x1440 downsampled to 1920x1080 (to reduce aliasing), DX11 with all settings maxed, PostFX set to "false" in the config (to disable DoF and what not), and no AA. The in-game MSAA takes a huge toll on performance no matter the system so I can't recommend using it. The game runs flawlessly (60 FPS) with the latest beta drivers so far.

Specs:
Intel i5-3570K @ 4.2GHz
GeForce GTX 680 @ Stock
8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600
Crucial M4 128GB SSD

I can safely recommend a single 680 from personal experience. It looks like you're considering 680's in SLI, which would be even better I'd imagine.

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ok, heres my next question, is it possible to run a crossfire config with my knew 7970 + one of my old 6870. and if so, would it be worth it?

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[quote name='rageagainstmachine' timestamp='1354639387' post='595367954']
ok, heres my next question, is it possible to run a crossfire config with my knew 7970 + one of my old 6870. and if so, would it be worth it?
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Nope. Needs to be a 7970 or 7950.

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