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If screen max resoultion is 1440 x 900

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June 23, 2008 5:57:39 PM

is it worth it to sli or crossfire?

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June 23, 2008 6:02:00 PM

It would be worth it it to me, but it might not be worth it to you.
June 23, 2008 6:03:37 PM

I'd like to know what the best gpu or multi-gpu route is for this resolution, also. Right now I have the HD4850, but would like to hear what other people are running with @ 1440x900.
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June 23, 2008 6:10:06 PM

I have two 19" 1440x900 Monitors running off a 3850. I've had no troubles what so ever. I do alot of gamin too, TF2, CSS, and others. I"m curious as to what you're doing that your card is not enough. I've always understood SLi/Crossfire is unnecessary unless you're rocking out the most powerful card already or have higher resolutions.
June 23, 2008 6:14:50 PM

SLI and CF generally are not worth it at 1440x900, I'm sure your 4850 can handle the resolution.
June 23, 2008 6:18:14 PM

Yea, at that resolution the gains from multi-GPU are slim to none, there is just not enough display real estate to stress a single card. Your 4850 will be more than enough until you upgrade to a larger monitor.

The general rule as I understand it is 1600x1200 or 1680x1050 and up to see significant gains from multi-GPU setups.
June 23, 2008 6:22:12 PM

It might be worth it, if you really must play crysis at the highest settings (including AA). Personally, I see no point in AA beyond 8x (at 1280X1024 and up) , and 4x leaves me quit happy. Personally, I would never consider SLI or Xfire due to the diminished gains, increased noise and heat and price, and generally lack of need - at standard resolutions like yours.
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