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4870X2 or 4870 1Gb + 22in TFT?

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2008 10:12:40 AM

One final question.

I'm gaming on a 17in TFT @ 1280x1024 which i'm quite happy with. I'm just about to upgrade a new system so do I buy:-

1 4870X2 or
1 4870 1Gb + 22in display?

I want the best possible performance, although i do understand a 4870X2 is wasted a little @ 1280x1024. How will games in particular Crysis play @ 1680 x 1050 on a 4870? I really want to play on max settings.
December 1, 2008 10:20:49 AM

You will be able to play Crysis @ Enthusiast with no filters on. I have a 8800 GT at the moment and I can play crysis 1440x900 @ Enthusiast with no filters getting an average of 30 fps.
December 1, 2008 10:51:48 AM

right !

go for the 4870 1gb

if you can affort a 4870X2, go for it ;)  still better ;)  but the 4870 is enough atm
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2008 10:51:52 AM

mmm, sounds good. Is enthusiast DX10 settings as I've not seen those settings on DX9?

Also you quoted an average of 30fps. I really want an absolute minimum of 25fps or it just ruins it for me.
December 1, 2008 11:02:44 AM

a 4870 will run fine at this res. Maxed and with filter i think u should do over 30fps
December 1, 2008 11:08:51 AM

DAmn ppl!! What's wrong with you all and this game??? I finished both crysis games and I must say I was highly disappointed! The gameplay and story and the finish, such big time in both games. Only the graphics and the hype save this game from being in the 1.99$ basket. Snap out of it!!! There are much better games out there!
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2008 11:14:08 AM

blashyrkh said:
DAmn ppl!! What's wrong with you all and this game??? I finished both crysis games and I must say I was highly disappointed! The gameplay and story and the finish, such big time in both games. Only the graphics and the hype save this game from being in the 1.99$ basket. Snap out of it!!! There are much better games out there!


Well I only bought Crysis 3days ago and am mightly impressed. I also bought FarCry2 about 2 weeks ago and much prefer Crysis. Crysis is still a very good shooter even underneath the gloss. Just my opinion.
December 1, 2008 11:29:09 AM

This is a personnal thing....

Im not in love with Crysis, but the Graphics is stunning !

I still better love play COD4 or even TeamFortress2 ! but i keep play Crysis often.
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