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21 Jan 2015   #631
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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Hey sik, do you remember what the bennifit for adding a 3rd card would be? Ups? Downs? Gains? And what your power supply was? I'm just thinking if overkill is worth it or not... I remember you saying a 3rd card doesn't add much. Just wondering how much or how little to be exact...


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21 Jan 2015   #632
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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, and Steve is right.. change your avatar

I'm trying to restore order here Paul

nevermind

I get distracted easily
That's a selfie I took recently! You saying I look ugly?
Well of course not.....but Steve did
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22 Jan 2015   #633
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

That's what I was saying. I'm not sure about Dude. You need one where people will take you seriously. Not one that will make Molly laugh.
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22 Jan 2015   #634
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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That's what I was saying. I'm not sure about Dude. You need one where people will take you seriously. Not one that will make Molly laugh.
The pressure to change hahahaha
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22 Jan 2015   #635
SikMindZ

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post

Hey sik, do you remember what the bennifit for adding a 3rd card would be? Ups? Downs? Gains? And what your power supply was? I'm just thinking if overkill is worth it or not... I remember you saying a 3rd card doesn't add much. Just wondering how much or how little to be exact...
2nd card - definitely worth the money. 3rd card - overall waste.
It will raise your score on firestrike around 2000, maybe more
In games though,that's where you'll come to regret it. A lot of games don't play well with crossfire and they will scale horribly and in some cases they will run better with just one card. It's great for bragging rights and all that, but I say, save your money and invest in a SLI setup when you can. I have seen the light and SLI works with games much better and scales fantastically in comparison to crossfire. Seriously man, only very few games will you see an improvement. I had fun with those games, but a lot of them actually work better with only two. Having a 3rd card can also greatly impact your overclocking abilities, but not necessarily. I say do what you want man, it's your money, but I don't recommend it.

*edit*
About the power supply...I use a corsair RM1000 with an 83 amp single 12v rail. I never had any problems with it, even though those cards are seriously power hungry. The lowest I'd ever see my 12v drop to was 11.8, with only 2 cards it would stay at a rock solid 12. With these two 970's, it hits 11.8 in gaming as well, which is interesting to me since they are supposed to be more energy efficient. I suppose it's my OC.
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22 Jan 2015   #636
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post

Hey sik, do you remember what the bennifit for adding a 3rd card would be? Ups? Downs? Gains? And what your power supply was? I'm just thinking if overkill is worth it or not... I remember you saying a 3rd card doesn't add much. Just wondering how much or how little to be exact...
2nd card - definitely worth the money. 3rd card - overall waste.
It will raise your score on firestrike around 2000, maybe more
In games though,that's where you'll come to regret it. A lot of games don't play well with crossfire and they will scale horribly and in some cases they will run better with just one card. It's great for bragging rights and all that, but I say, save your money and invest in a SLI setup when you can. I have seen the light and SLI works with games much better and scales fantastically in comparison to crossfire. Seriously man, only very few games will you see an improvement. I had fun with those games, but a lot of them actually work better with only two. Having a 3rd card can also greatly impact your overclocking abilities, but not necessarily. I say do what you want man, it's your money, but I don't recommend it.

*edit*
About the power supply...I use a corsair RM1000 with an 83 amp single 12v rail. I never had any problems with it, even though those cards are seriously power hungry. The lowest I'd ever see my 12v drop to was 11.8, with only 2 cards it would stay at a rock solid 12. With these two 970's, it hits 11.8 in gaming as well, which is interesting to me since they are supposed to be more energy efficient. I suppose it's my OC.
Agreed former Crossfire 6870 and 7970 set ups 3 cards major waste 2 GPU's good enough and to scale well you have OC one heavy and the 2nd card a light OC and it will scale better for some reason both cards at the same speed have reverse effects so one high one low and it will scale better
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22 Jan 2015   #637
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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Hey sik, do you remember what the bennifit for adding a 3rd card would be? Ups? Downs? Gains? And what your power supply was? I'm just thinking if overkill is worth it or not... I remember you saying a 3rd card doesn't add much. Just wondering how much or how little to be exact...
2nd card - definitely worth the money. 3rd card - overall waste.
It will raise your score on firestrike around 2000, maybe more
In games though,that's where you'll come to regret it. A lot of games don't play well with crossfire and they will scale horribly and in some cases they will run better with just one card. It's great for bragging rights and all that, but I say, save your money and invest in a SLI setup when you can. I have seen the light and SLI works with games much better and scales fantastically in comparison to crossfire. Seriously man, only very few games will you see an improvement. I had fun with those games, but a lot of them actually work better with only two. Having a 3rd card can also greatly impact your overclocking abilities, but not necessarily. I say do what you want man, it's your money, but I don't recommend it.

*edit*
About the power supply...I use a corsair RM1000 with an 83 amp single 12v rail. I never had any problems with it, even though those cards are seriously power hungry. The lowest I'd ever see my 12v drop to was 11.8, with only 2 cards it would stay at a rock solid 12. With these two 970's, it hits 11.8 in gaming as well, which is interesting to me since they are supposed to be more energy efficient. I suppose it's my OC.

Cool. Thanks man.
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30 Jan 2015   #638
SikMindZ

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Hey sik, do you remember what the bennifit for adding a 3rd card would be? Ups? Downs? Gains? And what your power supply was? I'm just thinking if overkill is worth it or not... I remember you saying a 3rd card doesn't add much. Just wondering how much or how little to be exact...
2nd card - definitely worth the money. 3rd card - overall waste.
It will raise your score on firestrike around 2000, maybe more
In games though,that's where you'll come to regret it. A lot of games don't play well with crossfire and they will scale horribly and in some cases they will run better with just one card. It's great for bragging rights and all that, but I say, save your money and invest in a SLI setup when you can. I have seen the light and SLI works with games much better and scales fantastically in comparison to crossfire. Seriously man, only very few games will you see an improvement. I had fun with those games, but a lot of them actually work better with only two. Having a 3rd card can also greatly impact your overclocking abilities, but not necessarily. I say do what you want man, it's your money, but I don't recommend it.

*edit*
About the power supply...I use a corsair RM1000 with an 83 amp single 12v rail. I never had any problems with it, even though those cards are seriously power hungry. The lowest I'd ever see my 12v drop to was 11.8, with only 2 cards it would stay at a rock solid 12. With these two 970's, it hits 11.8 in gaming as well, which is interesting to me since they are supposed to be more energy efficient. I suppose it's my OC.
Agreed former Crossfire 6870 and 7970 set ups 3 cards major waste 2 GPU's good enough and to scale well you have OC one heavy and the 2nd card a light OC and it will scale better for some reason both cards at the same speed have reverse effects so one high one low and it will scale better
I never knew that about the OC scaling with crossfire. I always got better results when I overclocked all three the same. Same when it was just two of them. However, after having both newer Radeon and Geforce cards has made me notice one major thing. Nvidia takes much better care of their customers driver wise. Don't get me wrong, the Radeons are seriously powerful and gaming beasts...hardware wise. But their drivers are horrible...crossfire is almost a waste in comparison with SLI. If you'll notice...crossfire scales fantasticly for benchmarks and the such, but when it comes to gaming...when I had 3, it would scale something like 33-35% on each card, which was basically like just having one, only with the other crossfire issues. I have a great motherboard, so I know it was nothing on the hardware end. With SLI, everything scales around 80-99%, but usually around 95-99%. Whereas crossfire would be anywhere from 33-60% on the same game. If AMD would get off their asses and make better drivers, I could see radeons taking over. It will never happen though...especially with nvidia coming up with all these new features. Did you know the new 900 series cards are ALREADY occulus rift ready? They even have a setting in the control panel for it. Anyways...enough ranting. Have fun everybody! Also...would someone loan me a 6 core i7 so I can take over the leaderboards?
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30 Jan 2015   #639
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post

2nd card - definitely worth the money. 3rd card - overall waste.
It will raise your score on firestrike around 2000, maybe more
In games though,that's where you'll come to regret it. A lot of games don't play well with crossfire and they will scale horribly and in some cases they will run better with just one card. It's great for bragging rights and all that, but I say, save your money and invest in a SLI setup when you can. I have seen the light and SLI works with games much better and scales fantastically in comparison to crossfire. Seriously man, only very few games will you see an improvement. I had fun with those games, but a lot of them actually work better with only two. Having a 3rd card can also greatly impact your overclocking abilities, but not necessarily. I say do what you want man, it's your money, but I don't recommend it.

*edit*
About the power supply...I use a corsair RM1000 with an 83 amp single 12v rail. I never had any problems with it, even though those cards are seriously power hungry. The lowest I'd ever see my 12v drop to was 11.8, with only 2 cards it would stay at a rock solid 12. With these two 970's, it hits 11.8 in gaming as well, which is interesting to me since they are supposed to be more energy efficient. I suppose it's my OC.
Agreed former Crossfire 6870 and 7970 set ups 3 cards major waste 2 GPU's good enough and to scale well you have OC one heavy and the 2nd card a light OC and it will scale better for some reason both cards at the same speed have reverse effects so one high one low and it will scale better
I never knew that about the OC scaling with crossfire. I always got better results when I overclocked all three the same. Same when it was just two of them. However, after having both newer Radeon and Geforce cards has made me notice one major thing. Nvidia takes much better care of their customers driver wise. Don't get me wrong, the Radeons are seriously powerful and gaming beasts...hardware wise. But their drivers are horrible...crossfire is almost a waste in comparison with SLI. If you'll notice...crossfire scales fantasticly for benchmarks and the such, but when it comes to gaming...when I had 3, it would scale something like 33-35% on each card, which was basically like just having one, only with the other crossfire issues. I have a great motherboard, so I know it was nothing on the hardware end. With SLI, everything scales around 80-99%, but usually around 95-99%. Whereas crossfire would be anywhere from 33-60% on the same game. If AMD would get off their asses and make better drivers, I could see radeons taking over. It will never happen though...especially with nvidia coming up with all these new features. Did you know the new 900 series cards are ALREADY occulus rift ready? They even have a setting in the control panel for it. Anyways...enough ranting. Have fun everybody! Also...would someone loan me a 6 core i7 so I can take over the leaderboards?

For me right now one card is plenty but then again i am not running a higher res than 1920x1080

I just beat the evil with in and now i am playing some dying light
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06 Feb 2015   #640
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Anyway this is what 5Ghz gets me


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