Hi - after playing Arma 2 at 1400 x 900 with my current system (see sig) and most options on I have found a lot of mouse lag (and Crysis has to be run with pretty low options too) I want to buy a Sapphire Toxic HD 4890 Vapor-X.
Question is will this be worth it bareing in mind my current CPU? I don't have enough cash to buy a new MB & CPU at the moment.
I would suggest saving some cash and getting a 1Gb HD4870 instead, it's a closer match to your CPU and resolution.
Agree with the overclock idea, my E6600/HD4870 combination yeilded useful speed improvements with a CPU overclock.
Just remember that both cards need two PCI-E connectors and most HD4890s need 1X6 pin and 1X8 pin, if your PSU is under 500Watts or lacks these connectors it might be a good idea to upgrade it as well.
Ok - well I bought the Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X (didn't go for Toxic as I messed up the price) never mind should be a good card to learn overclocking!
A great card, about to buy one myself. I wish I could find an 4890 Atomic but I haven't had any luck. They are factory overclocked to 1GHz out of the box. You could get the Vapor-X up to that as well but nice to know you have it for sure.
Never overclocked before but curious now you say it will make such a difference! I have a standard fan, will that cut it?
Also glad to see someone else going for the same card darkvine (makes me think I did something right in choosing it!). Got it for a £150 delivered which isn't bad especially with selling my 8800GTS for £40 and a buyer left a review saying it was actually the OC version. Now to see how Arma 2 runs!
Asus P5W DH
7900GT (3 years old!!)
I am experiencing severe screen flickering during idle (just looking at desktop, running firefox - very light tasks) and terrible artifacts during gameplay. My graphics card is dying for sure.
Here's my question:
My GPU core temp is around 53C idle. When a game boots up, the temp jumps to 60C, and then I start to see artifacts.
Should I look into better cooling solutions? I also want to upgrade to an HD4890 - should I be worried about my computer temps with a more powerful GPU?
I'm going to pull out my GPU and give it a thorough cleaning. I hope this solves the flicker, but I really doubt it will If you guys have any idea about this screen flicker, any input would be greatly appreciated