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Ask the Experts Question: Should I go with SLI or CrossFire with my AMD FX 8320 CPU?

Should I go with SLI or CrossFire with my AMD FX 8320 CPU?
Should I upgrade my HD 7870 with another HD 7870 for CrossFire, or ditch it and get GeForce GTX 760's in SLI?
Question asked by Rimon from Malaysia | | Video Cards Content | Posted:
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Hi currently my processor is the AMD FX 8320 and my GPU is the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT (LE). I was thinking to do a dual graphic setup in future.

 

My question is should i change my GPU to GeForce GTX 760(SLI) or stay with my HD 7870 XT (LE) to do crossfire? I can get a GTX 760 at additional $40+ trading in my old Sapphire 7870 XT. Which setup is more future proof?

Hi Rimon,

 

Most people would've purchased another Radeon HD 7870, but I would recommend ditching it, and getting yourself the GTX 760 SLI setup. For one, AMD is about to launch its next-gen GPUs, and secondly, the GeForce range of GPUs works great in virtually all titles in SLI.

 

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You should see a nice improvement in games, too, between the GTX 760 SLI setup versus the HD 7870 CF setup. I would say that the NVIDIA way is the more future proof path, but nothing is really future proof these days.

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