- Jun 13, 2003
I sold my 7970's and purchased 2x GTX 680's because xfire was a POS at that time. The 680's in SLI were much smoother.
The good news was xfire improved with the 290's and I sold the 680's to get a pair of those.
The 7970s got much better in Crossfire with subsequent drivers -- AMD had just gotten hammered in the press for their frame-pacing issues with the HD6000-series and had committed to fixing them, but those fixes weren't available upon the 7000-series release.
I rarely pick up cards upon release, but while holding a pair of HD6950s and looking at the HD79x0, the GTX6x0 cards looked much better running in pairs during initial reviews. As noted, the HD7970 did get much better with time, you know, except for the heat .