im building a new high performance gaming rig
im having difficulty with choosing out of the two cards mentioned
i have always been a nvidia supporter but with some reviews i have seen
that the ATI card is better and also cheaper in some cases.
performance wise which card should i get and
also is ATI as good and reliable as Nvidia???
Physx is a physics processing engine, it will only change the visuals of certain items (waving flags, particle emiters, etc...) in a very small group of games. I have the 4870x2 and love it, it gets my recommendation.
3x2gb geil 1333mhz ram
either Asus oc palm x58 mobo or msi eclipse
samsung 500gb spinpoint hdd
1000w PSU Modular
20x DVD RW
coolermaster HAF 932 case
Noctua Pro 1633 colling heatsink + fan
is this enough info??
i know that all of the x58 boards dont have the nf200 SLI in them so would this mean that if im building in the next month i should go with HD4870x2 because crossfire is nativley supported????????????????
I agree with Liquid, see what the nV 55nm launches (including the GTX 295) do to prices overall, and the GTX295 gives you the option to either go with that or get an X2 for cheaper than now.
Usually I say don't wait, but that's when it's weeks or months, for the new cards they are days away and even if you don't like them, they should affect the prices of others, so it's worth a few days' wait.
just wondering if the size of my screen will effect the performance of the two cards as i have read about the differing resolutions in other threads and im not sure if i need to upgrade my 19inch samsung lcd tv/monitor.
Don't know, but it's unlikely for such a limited edition part to begin with (same goes for Canada and we're right next door).
It really depends on how nVidia decides to distribute the product. If it's a wide distribution like the GF9800GX2 then maybe you'll see it a week or so afterwards, but if it's like the GF7900/7950GX2 then it may never reach you at anywhere near MSRP let alone in reasonable time.
Its all about the pixels man. My 19" is 1440x900. Which is a relatively low resolution actually. My 4850 can handle that with every setting at high in every game I play. You having either one of those cards is almost a waste on a 19". You will like what you see, but you probably will want a bigger monitor to really take advantage of their power
Try to keep these questions in the same thread.
Quick answer, yes, the X2 is for higher resolutions, the GTX280 is better for lower resolutions, and also doesn't have the CPU overhead of multi-card solutions.
If you don't upgrade your monitor, then just get a single GTX260 216 shader 55nm card or a single HD4870, only if you have a higher resolution would I bother with the other solutions. Save yourself lot of dough towards future upgrades.