I am deciding whether to buy the Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB and buy two to do crossfire, or buy one Diamond Multimedia AMD R9 290 PCIE GDDR5 4GB. What will give me the best performance in modern games? Thanks in advance.
In my opinion, buy the most powerful single card you can afford and forget the crossfire buzz. Crossfire comes with loads of baggage.
Thank you very much, I have been on the ropes about which way to go.
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Depends on your other hardware, but you should NEVER use Crossfire with two weak cards when you can buy a single card with greater power and no multiple GPU drawbacks. Plus the 260X is only about 40% as fast as the 290, so even with Crossfire and perfect 100% scaling (which will never happen), dual 260Xs could not beat a 290, especially not with the 128 bit memory bus width which will hamper it significantly in higher resolutions, even 1920x1200.
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