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New ATI crossfire graphics card wanted

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May 18, 2010 6:20:37 PM

Hi, I'm a NVIDIA fan but a couple years ago shopping for a motherboard my dad bought me a crossfire motherboard for my PC build. So for the past few years i have been using a single card nvidia solution for my mobo. I'm looking to upgrade my XFX 9800 GT for a dual card crossfire configuration. but I know nothing about ATI graphics cards. I'm looking for an ATI card that will allow me to play crysis @ 1680x1050 on high setting (like my single 9800 gt) but then im going to buy two of them


So I guess I'm asking what the 9800 gt's brother looks like from ATI

does this make since to y'all?
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May 18, 2010 7:45:39 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

U can go with 2x5770 that are very good in price performance or with 2x5850 that are amazing but more expensive.
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May 19, 2010 2:47:56 AM

i think that this goes in the video card section, but the 5850 will cost almost double than the 5770, but i am using a 4890 and it can run that. if you are looking for dx11, you can look away from the 4xxx series though. but you should read throught the reviews first. there was the best video cards for the money out not long ago. go check it out
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-radeo...
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May 19, 2010 3:03:19 AM

1 5850 will do it. Don't waste your time on "lower end" cross fire.
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May 19, 2010 4:24:48 AM

Two 5770 in Crossfire have better performance in more games that a single 5850.
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May 19, 2010 7:59:35 AM

c0d4041292 said:
Hi, I'm a NVIDIA fan but a couple years ago shopping for a motherboard my dad bought me a crossfire motherboard for my PC build. So for the past few years i have been using a single card nvidia solution for my mobo. I'm looking to upgrade my XFX 9800 GT for a dual card crossfire configuration. but I know nothing about ATI graphics cards. I'm looking for an ATI card that will allow me to play crysis @ 1680x1050 on high setting (like my single 9800 gt) but then im going to buy two of them


So I guess I'm asking what the 9800 gt's brother looks like from ATI

does this make since to y'all?


What is your budget?
The 5750 is closest to 9800 GT, so you can consider 2 X 5750.
But basically, at 1680X1050, this would allow you to play even on very high settings (though with AA disabled)
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May 19, 2010 3:52:26 PM

saint19 said:
Two 5770 in Crossfire have better performance in more games that a single 5850.


The numbers might be the same but the real PERFORMANCE is not. And what happens when a game doesn't scale in cross fire ?
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May 19, 2010 7:06:31 PM

^Seems good, but this MSI 5770 looks much better and with a less price.
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May 20, 2010 12:18:18 PM

Spend the money on a single card first, then add a 2nd in Crossfire later down the line when new cards come out and they're cheaper.
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