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Best bang for the buck (X-fire or single GPU)

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  • Radeon
  • GPUs
  • Nvidia
  • ATI
  • Graphics
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September 3, 2009 12:33:03 AM

What would be the best way to go with a $150-$200 budget with an Ati GPU? I have always used Nvidia GPU's. My client wants The full AMD Dragon platform. I was considering 2 4770's or 2 4830/4850's (if really make that much of a diff). For my budget would I be better off running X-fire or getting like a single 4870? He has an I-INC 25" LCD btw.

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September 3, 2009 1:33:22 AM

For a new build, I'd *always* use the best single card within budget, paired with a mobo that can SLI/Crossfire.

You didn't mention the intended screen resolution, but single cards in your budget range can handle all games up to 1920 res. SLI/Crossifre doesn't always scale, and in certain MMOs it will even reduce frame rates. The power and heat required for SLI/Crossfire should be reserved for ultra-high resolutions, or upgrades.
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September 3, 2009 1:40:12 AM

the 25" LCD goes to 1920x1200 is that not considered a high resolution anymore?
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September 3, 2009 1:56:17 AM

^^^ I was def considering that.
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September 3, 2009 2:11:35 AM

prelude2250 said:
the 25" LCD goes to 1920x1200 is that not considered a high resolution anymore?


Hehe. It is *a* high resolution. Seriously, around here one has to be just a bit careful.

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