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What card should I use for my rig?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 13, 2009 10:27:30 PM

I'll be building a mid-price (around 2000) gaming rig in the next few months, but I can't decide on the graphics card.

I'll be running games at 2560x1600 whenever I can, and have the settings as high as possible while still having a smooth framerate (35ish+). I'm deciding between the following:

2x 4890 CFX
3x 4890 CFX
2x 4870x2
2x GTX295 SLI

Which config should I go for? I can always buy one initially and get another later, too.

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a c 236 U Graphics card
July 13, 2009 10:37:17 PM

if you are building it in the next few months, why not wait for the new video cards to come out?
July 13, 2009 10:38:22 PM

The new cards aren't going to come out until next fall most likely, and even then there will hardly be any games for DX11 for at least a year. Just like DX10 was.
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July 13, 2009 10:56:38 PM

I'll be building a mid-price (around 2000) gaming rig in the next few months..

mid-price huh...wonder what high-end is in your

well any of the crossfire and sli options you would be pretty sick in my book...i think thats about top of the line
a c 107 U Graphics card
July 13, 2009 11:04:50 PM

25x16..... how's about a GTX285 w/2gig memory for starters ?
July 13, 2009 11:04:53 PM

I've read from multiple sources that ATI cards are better at high resolutions, but nVidia is generally better with Intel, isn't it? ATI is also cheaper, so I might rule out the GTX295's. In that case, 4890 or 4870x2? I'll start with one and add another 1 or 2 later.
July 13, 2009 11:05:58 PM

If I do go with GeForce, I'm getting no less than a 295.