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4870 x2 or 2x 4890?

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April 9, 2009 5:31:41 AM

MY QUESTION TO YOU GUYS IS ABOUT ATI VIDEO CARDS I START TO GET PARTS FOR MY NEW CUSTOM COMPUTER AND I LIKE TO KNOW THE BEST OPTION ON VIDEO CARDS
#1 IS 4870 X 2 WITH OPTION TO EXPAND TO 2 IN CROSSFIRE CONFIG AND #2 X2 4790 CROSSFIRE WITH OPTION TO EXPAND TO 3 ON THE FUTURE, THE MOBO THAT I WILL USE IS A RAMPAGE II EXTREME WITH i7 2.93G AND CORSAIRS 6GB RAM 1800HZ PLUS 2 VELOCIRAPTORS SATA3 ON RAID CONFIGURATION, AND I HAVE DELL 30" LCD, I NEED YOU HELP TO DESIDE ABOUT VIDEO CARDS I WILL USE THIS SYSTEM FOR FLIGHT SIMULATOR X WITH A LOT OF UPGRATES, I'M A REAL PILOT AND MY IDEA IS TRY TO KEEP PRACTICE DIFERENTS SCENARIOS ON THE COMPUTER, I HOPE RECEIVE AN ANSWER FROM YOU GUYS SOON BECAUSE I THINK THAT I LIKE TO GET THE STAFT THIS WEEK... THANX

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April 9, 2009 5:50:46 AM

go with 2x4890, i would not go with quad fire, it does not run well, plus i don't know if flight simulator games run in crossfire so you should check that out
April 9, 2009 5:59:50 AM

Caps lock is cruise control for cool.
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April 9, 2009 6:05:54 AM

^+1 for the 4890 in crossfire...
And yes like he said, quad-fire would not scale well...
So stick with the 4890...

And it seems you are getting the i7 940...IMHO its not worth it...you can go with a i7 920 and overclock it...The i7 920 is a far more better value than the 940...
So with the money saved on the processor, you can get 3 4890 now itself...

And games generally are more graphics card dependent than the CPU...So once you get the i7 920 to the 3GHz clock speed or more(Which is easily doable), it will perform as good as or if not better than the 940...
April 9, 2009 5:13:53 PM

make the choice either
1] 1 4870x2
---or---
2]2 x 4890 in crossfire

my recommendation? wait a week or two for some coolio price drops, and get the one thats cheaper

i would personally go for the 4870x2, less power connectors... but newegg doesn't seem to have them in stock... odd... maybe ati is gonna slip out something faster? who knows
a c 177 U Graphics card
April 9, 2009 5:44:18 PM

Using Caps in a Forum is reguarded as shouting and viewed as rude by some, please do n`t do it again or we`ll have to withold your Jet-A.
Twin 4890 seems the best way forwards, with that 30" monitor, you`re going to need all that Video RAM.
You might also Google `FSX` and take a look at some of the other more specialised Forums and Boards (if you have n`t already)
a b U Graphics card
April 9, 2009 6:52:30 PM

EQPlayer said:
Caps lock is cruise control for cool.



haha, made my day!

April 10, 2009 3:26:54 AM

thanks guys for you info.., this help me a lot, i will let you guys know how this work, i think i will get 4890 x2 and i7 2.66 and over clock it...
April 10, 2009 3:32:28 AM

calmarinafer said:
thanks guys for you info.., this help me a lot, i will let you guys know how this work, i think i will get 4890 x2 and i7 2.66 and over clock it...


.....and a 1000W PSU, of course. The 4890s may be faster, but they are power hungry little devils. Just be sure that you get a superb PSU.
April 10, 2009 4:33:51 AM

thanks for the news... so my babe can spand to max of 3 4890 crossfire... no other better option...
April 10, 2009 10:22:37 AM

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Your a REAL pilot, not one of those Arabs that think they can fly, but a REAL one. You mean REAL airplanes, not paper airplanes?


thats realy one stupid comment and it shows a lot of insult .u should consider ur words before typing them
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