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Can I use this rig for Hi res Gaming

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May 14, 2006 10:38:40 AM

I'm looking into buying a pc with these specs:

Watercooled Athlon 64 X2 +3800
2x 1gb corsair DDR Ram
2x 7900gt video cards
2x250gb HDDs
19' Viewsonic LCD monitor

I want to know if I am going to get good framerates for gaming, because it is the the reason i'm buying the pc. and in wwhat resolution can i get an fps about 60.
If u have any better suggestions, please feel free to share them.

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May 15, 2006 3:47:40 AM

That will be a very good rig.
May 15, 2006 4:09:10 AM

I give you the "Green light"
You're set for some serious gaming :twisted:
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May 15, 2006 4:41:22 AM

Should work great.
May 15, 2006 4:41:23 AM

are 2 7900GT's better than one 7900gtx (or one x1900xtx) ??
May 15, 2006 5:36:54 AM

Unless that 19" lcd monitor supports more than 1280x1024 then that graphics card is good, but if it's max is that then one card would be able to run games at 1280x1024 with max settings.
May 16, 2006 2:11:24 PM

My Monitor's native resolution is 1280x1024, but it is stated that it could go up to 1600x1200
May 16, 2006 4:59:14 PM

I have a very similar rig with only one 7900GT and I run BattleField 2 and Call of Duty 2 with max settings at 1280x1024 with no problems whatsoever .



AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
MSI K8N Diamond Plus
(1)Evga 7900GT KO
2GB Corsair XMS
160GB SATA HDD
Thermaltake PSU 550w
19" ViewSonic LCD
May 16, 2006 5:45:11 PM

I'm not sure why anyone would even ask if a dual 7900 is any good for gaming, except to brag they are getting a dual 7900.

Of course it will be good for gaming.

Will you get 60fps? Depends on the game. Oblivion was only the first in a wave of games that will try to get more out of the graphics and more out of the cpu.

With very fast GPU's coming out of both vendors, and sales being as good as they are, developers are responding with games that use more and more of the available GPU power.

It is inevitable that any rig will be surpassed in coming generations.

Is a 1900xtx or 7900gtx better? It might be if you would like have an upgrade path in the future (rather than a replacement path). But any of those solutions will be good for at least a couple of holiday seasons.

I'm partial to the ATI screens myself, but if framerate is your goal, then you might not care if you can use HDR and AA at the same time. Nvidia can't, ATI can with the next driver update. (x1900 can't use chuck patch).

Check the games you want to play. X1900 is king of the hill with shader intensive games, while non-shader rich games can favor other gpu's.
May 16, 2006 6:33:09 PM

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i have never understood how an lcd can suddenly get more pixels than it has. i would be wary of that claim.
does anyone know how they propose to get a higher res from that monitor.


Strange is right here, no sure that Viewsonic has a 19 that goes to 1600x1200 I have owned a few of these and native is usually max for these. I had an LCD tv that the native was 1280x720 but could display 1280x1024 but was squished because of the wide format.

I looked on their site and none of the models had 1600x1200 capability (19") please share with us the model number if possible , thanks.

But none the less, if you are running that much horsepower in your box why not get a 20" or 24" or larger then you will get resolutions like you may want?
May 17, 2006 3:58:39 PM

Quote:
I'm looking into buying a pc with these specs:

Watercooled Athlon 64 X2 +3800
2x 1gb corsair DDR Ram
2x 7900gt video cards
2x250gb HDDs
19' Viewsonic LCD monitor

I want to know if I am going to get good framerates for gaming, because it is the the reason i'm buying the pc. and in wwhat resolution can i get an fps about 60.
If u have any better suggestions, please feel free to share them.


In a word, "yes".
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