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Looking to get DirectX10 card.

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December 10, 2007 12:59:52 AM

Hello,

I'm looking to upgrade my video card to run the new Crysis game. My current specs are:

Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4
Chipset : nVidia nForce4
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 3500+ @ 2200 MHz
Physical Memory : 3072 MB (3 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 7900 GT/GTO

I run the game now and its horrible, I want to play the game with max resolution and high settings. (AA doesn't matter)

I was thinking about buying two these cards and setting them up for sli.

XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

I'm looking for suggestions, Price range under $300 for a card.

Thanks,

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December 10, 2007 1:05:26 AM

Since you have a SLI motherboard then I would suggest a 8800 GT. A single 8800 GT is better than two 8600GTs in SLI. You can also add another one in SLI down the road if you need more performance.
December 10, 2007 1:15:48 AM

I was thinking about that, I was thinking two of those cards would be better than one 8800. Can you pm a link to a cheap and good 8800 card.
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December 10, 2007 1:39:22 AM

The 7900GT/GTO you currently have is no slouch. I suspect your problems are more closely related to your single-core processor.

What I would recommend is drop $120 on an X2 5200+ processor upgrade and check performance again.

-Wolf sends
December 10, 2007 2:00:46 AM

SLi is kinda iffy still. Some games see nice benefits from it, but in a lot of cases SLi doesn't do much.

I'd definitely get one 8800GT. 8600s are BAD.
One 8800GT rivals the GTX in performance.
December 10, 2007 2:12:34 AM

Wolfshadw does your pc run crysis all the way up? I'm starting to push towards the idea of one 8800 card. but where can u get cheap? I know my cpu is crap looking to buy new one soon. I have another computer which is a AMD Athlon X2 3800 or 4000 I forgot but the gameplay on crysis is crap. It has the same card also and 2 gigs of ram.
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