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Upgrading graphics card for the Witcher 2

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February 21, 2012 9:10:03 PM

I have a Radeon HD 4850 1GB video card and was thinking about upgrading to a newer card to run games like the Witcher 2 and Crysis 2. I'd like to run them on at least high but before I buy, is there a way to squeeze out some of my card's potential right now? This person on youtube manages to run the Witcher 2 on ultra with my card (with ubersampling and ssao off). My monitor's resolution is at 1680x1050 so that might impact how well I can run the Witcher 2 using the 4850.

Maybe, is it time to upgrade?

Edit:
Here's the video with ultra settings with the 4850

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlORLc6AvmA
a b U Graphics card
February 21, 2012 9:15:19 PM

or crossfire?
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February 21, 2012 9:24:51 PM

I've never done that, how does it work?
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February 22, 2012 12:12:00 AM

He can CF but is his PSU up to it and/or his MOBO set up for CF? And what is the rest of your spec's. We kind of need them to help you with your problem.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 1:08:57 AM

Wow your MOBO has 5 PCIe x 16 slots. Ya you can CF all right up to 5 times. And your PSU is enough to handle another 4850. It is easy to CF, just put the second card in and use the little jumper thing.

run it from the one card to the second card. Just make sure you have the cards in the right slots your user manual for your MOBO will show you which slots. If you are happy with your card now then buy a second one.

But if your budget would let you upgrade. Then I would buy the 6870 and OC your CPU to hit about 3.4 and OC the card or buy one OC'd You could play those games on high. If you can afford it buy two of the cards.

I hope this helps a little and thanks for posting your specs by the way nice rig. Good luck to ya.
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February 22, 2012 1:23:46 AM

Can anything handle this game in Ultra? I got a asus p8z68 v-pro gen3, 16gb corsair vengeance, 3gb OC 7950 sapphire, i7 2600k and it would stutter in ultra. What a disappointment....new pc, first game I tried and still couldn't max it out. High was smooth though at 1920x1200

DM186 recommendation is good for the OP's needs.
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February 22, 2012 6:48:59 AM

getfunky said:
Can anything handle this game in Ultra? I got a asus p8z68 v-pro gen3, 16gb corsair vengeance, 3gb OC 7950 sapphire, i7 2600k and it would stutter in ultra. What a disappointment....new pc, first game I tried and still couldn't max it out. High was smooth though at 1920x1200

DM186 recommendation is good for the OP's needs.


Do you have ubersampling on?

I get 60 fps in 3D with my i7 950 and 2 X SLI 570's on ultra (ubersampling off)
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February 22, 2012 11:53:46 AM

bumnut53 said:
Do you have ubersampling on?

I get 60 fps in 3D with my i7 950 and 2 X SLI 570's on ultra (ubersampling off)


As a matter of fact i did. Switched it off and smooth in ultra. Thanks!
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February 22, 2012 12:20:55 PM

getfunky said:
As a matter of fact i did. Switched it off and smooth in ultra. Thanks!


No problem, Ubersampling is overrated anyway. The performance hit is not worth the slightly better graphics.
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February 22, 2012 2:35:56 PM

Ubersampling is too demanding, I left it on, cause why not?
But with 2 3gb GTX 580s oced to 915-1830-2200.
I had 45-60fps depending on how much was going on in the game. 1080p, Haven't tried at a higher res since I completed the game.
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2012 4:20:05 PM

at 1920 res who needs antialiasing anyway...
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