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February 26, 2009 9:01:36 AM

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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February 26, 2009 9:44:00 AM

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.
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a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2009 10:07:22 AM

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.
February 26, 2009 11:32:57 AM

so even though the 9800gt xxx runs at 670mhz these other cards will bebetter choice?
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2009 11:36:36 AM

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.
February 26, 2009 11:50:59 AM

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

a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2009 12:02:54 PM

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
February 26, 2009 12:08:18 PM

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
February 26, 2009 12:35:54 PM

ok m8 iv just orderd 2 from the site u sugested. next day delivery sods law im out in the morning!!!!
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2009 12:48:42 PM

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.
February 26, 2009 1:31:16 PM

cool cheers m8 hopefully up and running by lunch time
a b U Graphics card
February 26, 2009 1:50:34 PM

Make sure you pick up the catalyst 9.2 drivers on the ATI website, dont just use whatever comes in the retail box.
February 26, 2009 2:33:32 PM

hey work with vista 64 bit?
February 26, 2009 2:37:34 PM

do they i meant bloody dyslexic boardkey
February 26, 2009 5:05:14 PM

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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