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Crossfire/SLI or single card upgrade

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February 27, 2009 7:22:15 AM

hey i was wondering if crossfire/SLI if better than just upgrading a single graphic card.
i currently have the 4870 512mb (my motherboard does not support crossfire or sli )

would you guys recommend getting a new motherboard and then crossfiring? or should i just stay with my current motherboard and save up for a really good graphic card not yet released. im sure my power supply can handle any single card that will come out :p 

specs

Asus M4A78 Pro
Phenom2 940
OCZ Reaper 4gb 1066mhz ram
Corsair Tx750w
Powercolor 4870 512mb

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February 27, 2009 9:53:26 AM

well seeing as you already have a very good GPU your only option is to crossfire. (unless you waste alot of money getting a 4870 X2 or nvidia 295)
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February 27, 2009 10:06:35 AM

I would upgrade to a Crossfire motherboard, and run 2 4870 X2's in quad Crossfire. Yep, that is exactly what I would do if I were you.
February 28, 2009 5:16:03 AM

oh yeah. and i play at 1680x1050
for games id have to say... starcraft 2 when its out, counter strike source, and this new game um the last remnant
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February 28, 2009 7:14:54 AM

HD 4870 is enough for that res,do u have any problems with it ?
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February 28, 2009 3:01:08 PM

I have
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*Vista 64bit
*Intel Core2Quad q6600 @ 3.6ghz
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*Silverstone 700w modular striker series
*ZEROtherm Nirvana cpu cooler
*Power Color Ati 4870 1gb ddr5 edition (800core/1090memory)
*ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner
*Seagate Barracuda 500gb HD (2x)
*P45 ASUS P5Q SE
*Acer 22"


I'm waiting for a 5xxx or 3xxx ati/nvidia cards to come out.
February 28, 2009 4:37:24 PM

haha yes my graphic card runs pretty good right now but im just wonderin if i "HAD" to upgrade what it would be
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March 1, 2009 8:10:02 AM

Upgrade something when u really dont get the performance u need from it.
For now HD 4870 is pretty good and u are happy with it too,when it started to struglle in games or other things that u need,then that would be a good time for upgrading :) 
March 1, 2009 9:00:58 AM

Your right, i think il just wait till i really Need an upgrade =D
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