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PostPosted: 09 Aug 2014, 02:26 
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Hi Everyone,

I am no stranger to multi-monitor setups, I currently have two 580's in Surround. However, my mobo recently went out on me so I am going with a budget AMD cpu and mobo for the short term. This has given me an opportunity to rethink my video card arrangement and since I have a R9 280 laying around, I am now considering going Crossfire with two R9 280's. I have no experience with Crossfire and it's limitations so what I want to know is, is it better for me to go Crossfire with those two R9 280's, would it be better for me to get one AMD higher end card or should I just hold out with my 580's for a bit longer and go with the next gen coming out in the next few months?

Thanks for the help in advance,
Kayden

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I've had 7970cf setup before I switched to 290cf.
Coming from 580sli you will see a performance plus but only slightly.
The problem with 280cf is the exaggerated micro stuttering. Even tough to many new drivers it's been nearly extinguished it's still not as good as on 290 cards which have a different crossfire mode.
If you have the patience and the money, I'd recommend waiting these 4-8 Months until Maxwell shows up, or AMDs new lineup.

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