Graphic card choice

hi guys im looking for ur advice im going to change my graphics card and want ur expert advice. at present i have the xfx geforce 9800gt xxx i have a phenom II 940 with 8GB ram and im running vista ultimate 64bit the board is a gigabyte ma790x-ds4. i have about £160 t spend
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  1. First of all your god damn avatar freaks me out donkey, second of all look for a 4870 in that price range because I believe it will be the best. I'll check to see what prices I can find.
  2. In that price range, I would recommend either a 4870 ( £149.49 inc VAT) or 4830 Crossfire (2x £86.24 inc VAT).
    Either will give you a good performance boost with Crossfired 4830s being the faster of the two solutions.
  3. so even though the 9800gt xxx runs at 670mhz these other cards will bebetter choice?
  4. Yes.
    Your current GPU is roughly equal to a single 4830.
    The 4870 is roughly equal to a GTX260 and CF 4830s perform between a GTX260 and GTX280.
    Either setup will give you a healthy boost in performance.
  5. ok i found these would 2 of these b good also is crossfire easy to set up?

    £92-Sapphire RADEON HD 4830 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 4830 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 512 MB GDDR3 - Digital Visual Interface (DVI), HDMI ( HDCP ) - HDTV out

    £92-ASUS EAH4830/HTDP/512MD3 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 4830 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 512 MB DDR3 - Digital Visual Interface (DVI) ( HDCP ) - HDTV out
  6. Yes, they would be fine.
    The 4830 linked in my previous post is a little cheaper, though.

    Crossfire is extremely easy to set up.
    Install both cards and the CF bridge and install the drivers.
    fin
  7. excuse my thickness whats the cf bridge? does that come with the cards or do i buy it seperate? do i still just connect my mon to? 1 card
  8. ok m8 iv just orderd 2 from the site u sugested. next day delivery sods law im out in the morning!!!!
  9. the-donkey said:
    excuse my thickness whats the cf bridge? does that come with the cards or do i buy it seperate? do i still just connect my mon to? 1 card


    The Crossfire bridge is a flexible connector that is used to connect the two GPUs.
    They are included in the box with each of your new cards.



    Your monitor will be connected to either DVI port on the primary card (usually the top one).
    You can usually configure your system to use the bottom card as the primary if needed through the BIOS.
    Really nothing to the process.
    If you run into any issues when the cards arrive, drop a post and we will get you sorted out.
  10. cool cheers m8 hopefully up and running by lunch time
  11. Make sure you pick up the catalyst 9.2 drivers on the ATI website, dont just use whatever comes in the retail box.
  12. hey work with vista 64 bit?
  13. do they i meant bloody dyslexic boardkey
  14. outlw6669 said:
    The Crossfire bridge is a flexible connector that is used to connect the two GPUs.
    They are included in the box with each of your new cards.

    http://www.ixbt.com/mainboard/msi/k9a2-platinum/bridges.jpg

    Your monitor will be connected to either DVI port on the primary card (usually the top one).
    You can usually configure your system to use the bottom card as the primary if needed through the BIOS.
    Really nothing to the process.
    If you run into any issues when the cards arrive, drop a post and we will get you sorted out.


    hi m8 any idea where to get a cf bridge as the place i got the cards from said they dont come with them
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