The board I have supports both SLI and Crossfire, so a second card upgrade later would be possible with either choice. My intention is to upgrade again with a second card by the end of the year.
I don't have a preference between nVidia or ATI, I just want to know which of these two cards is going to be the best choice based on the following:
- Performance - Upgrade scalability (SLI/Crossfire) - Gaming Support (Drivers)
Keep in mind I am not asking which chip manufacturer makes the better card, I am only interested in the comparison of these two cards OR any similarly priced card with compatible performance and support.
More aboutreplacement options advice
well...to recommend you a card, I need to -know your system specs (detailed) -Know what games you plan or do play -know what resolution you play at
-These things, I must know to recommend you the best card
Sure thing, here is the machine I just built:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ASRock X58 Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 2 X MSI NX8800GT 512M OC GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card (i should make this my sig)
I mostly play MMO's, specifically Everquest2, but I also enjoy some FPS like Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3. I play on a 24" monitor at max res (1900x1200)