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Is Crossfire something for me?

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December 11, 2008 11:12:16 PM

I'm building a new computer and the only thing left I need is a new video card. I just got a e8500 with 4 gig ram. I'm looking at the HD 4870 1 gig or the Nvidia 260GTX+. I always had Nvidia but with my new P45 crossfire will be an option for me. I just want to play the new Call Of Duty game and whatever else may come out in the future. Should I go with a Radeon card so I can use crossfire in the future? Will crossfire even be a benefit for me? Otherwise I can get the Nvidia card for $40 cheaper as I won't have to pay any shipping or tax.....

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December 12, 2008 1:34:03 PM

The call of duty engine is optimized for nvida cards and i recommend insted of going with xfire getting a 260gtx+ now and upgrading it when you need insted of getting a 4870 and when it becomes opsolite adding another opsolite card. if you want to use xfire get 2 ati cards now if not get the cheaper nvida card with better proformance
December 12, 2008 1:38:34 PM

Thanks....... :) 
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December 15, 2008 5:51:18 PM

I would have to say the 4870 would be a good card and just upgrade to a better card when the time comes. I dont really see any need for SLI or Cross-fire yet.
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December 15, 2008 6:38:00 PM

^+1, but get the 1Gb version if your monitor is over 16x10 resolution.
December 15, 2008 6:58:18 PM

Call of Duty isn't so hard on graphics cards that you should base any decision around it. An HD 4850 is plenty for COD4. Though I'd probably go with 2 HD 4850's or one HD 4870.
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