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I want to get a GPU capable of CrossFire in the future, should I get the Sapphire HD 7870 XT, or the HD 7950 Vapor-X?

Question by Gaelan from Australia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Mar 20 2013 11:06 PM CDT

I'm buying a new system and trying to choose a single GPU for now and upgrade to crossfire later. Between the Sapphire Radeon HD7870 XT Edition, Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB or a card for a similar price which would you say is the best one.

I know the HD 7970 is better but I don't know if its really worth the extra money. Thanks.

I'd like some advice on my motherboard and RAM choice!

Question by Gary from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Mon, Mar 11 2013 11:43 PM CDT

I'm building a new PC I have everything I'm looking for but I'm not sure about my mobo and memory selection would a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD4H and G.SKILL Trident 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 work fine or would it be better if I got a diferent memory?

Which NVIDIA GPU should I get for my multi-purpose system?

Question by Peter from Australia | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Mar 4 2013 10:15 PM CST

Hi. I would like your suggestion on which graphics would suit a 30 to 32in full high def single monitor, using Cuda, PhysX, tessellation, 3D, 3D surround at max settings. I play BF3. I have read many articles on the new Titan which were compared to GTX690, and in most cases, the 690 was slightly better.

However, the Titan has 6GB ram, while the 690 only has 4GB. I know the Titan runs cooler, quieter and uses less power than the 690, and that running 3D requires plenty of RAM. I do not want issues such as stuttering, micro stuttering, bottle-necking etc. Which would be better 1 x Titan or 1 x 690, or 2 x Titins or 2 x 690's.

Thanking you Kindly


I'd like some suggestions on a GPU upgrade!

Question by Igor from Bosnia and Herzegowina | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Tue, Feb 26 2013 9:30 PM CST

Some suggestions on upgrading my system?

Hello, I'm currently planning to upgrade some stuff on my rig. Currently I have:

  • Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V
  • CPU: Intel i7-2600
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333MHz (2x 4GB dual channel)
  • GPU: ASUS HD6770 (EAH6770)
  • HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB

I'd like some suggestions on which gaming GPU to get with cost of under 400$. Also, I've been planning to get 16GB (4x 4GB) of Kingston's HyperX Genesis DDR3 RAM. Is this RAM a good choice?

Thank you!

I recently asked about a GPU upgrade, but I've increased my budget, does that change your recommendation?

Question by Andrew from United States | Answered by Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Feb 25 2013 10:25 PM CST

Hi i recently asked a question concerning Radeon graphics cards, and iv'e decided to up my budget. I'm looking at the 7970 and 7870. The 7970 has almost twice as many stream processors. the 3GB versus 2GB isnt a huge factor since i think either would be more than sufficient for my 27 in monitor. I like the idea of a 384 bit as opposed to a 256 bit but once again the core clock speed confuses me. I know i won't be able to overclock myself, and the cards sold on newegg say something about a boost. is the boost already activated, and is that the same same as overclocking? and do cards sold come pre overclocked? IN addition i don't know what CrossFireX is, which is listed under most of the cards I'm looking at. IS the 7970 worth the extra money, and is there a preclocked version i can buy, install and get to gaming right away?

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