Hey, I am trying to decide what to do, I want a better video card because online on crysis I get terrible fps on low at 1024 by 756 res (20-40 fps) and if I crank up the gfx to medium/high I get below 20 fps and it can dip down to 10 fps some times under heavy battles.
So, originally I was going to buy a 4870, then I remembered I could crossfire it.
so this is my question....
Can I crossfire a 4830 with a 4850/4870? and if I can, will the 4850/4870 lower its performance to a 4830?
Also, since I am building a new computer I need to know what motherboard to get to do crossfire (under $100 is a MUST) and it be from newegg.com
Sup dude. very simple.
I just recently bought a Powercolor 4830 from newegg, and I have it on a (ASRock P45XE LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Tom's hardware 2008 Recommended Buy Award, which was 94.99$ from NewEgg, and its an awsome MOBO. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am able to play Crysis on a 24" monitor at 1920x1200 on all High Settings with minor clipping. If I turn it on all medium, it never clips.
I am going to get a second videocard to crossfire it with, and i will either get a second 4830, or wait until the new model ATI is making comes out.
I don't understand. What card do you have now? If its a 4830, then those frame rates are below par. My 4850 gets ~25 fps on 1440 x 900 all settings Very High. 35-40 fps on All High. So its only logical that the 4830 gives you at least 22-24 fps on all Very High 1024 x 768. Maybe there's a serious bottleneck you're overlooking.