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December 23, 2009 5:27:38 PM

I have a pc with the following components:

-EVGA 680i motherboard
-Q6600 processor
-4 GB 800Mhz DDR2 ram
-8800 GT 512 MB GPU
-600W PSU

I want to play Crysis at very high detail setting possibly with AA and AF enabled. I finally got a decent monitor that is 1920x1080. What would be the best GPU upgrade for $200 or less for this setup? I can't do ATI crossfire with the 680i.

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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 6:11:29 PM

A cheap upgrade would be to toss in another 8800GT and run SLI. (2) 8800GT's run pretty darn well.

Otherwise you are looking at dropping $300 for a 5850

PS: why are you considering only Crysis? It is only one game that kills even the best of computers. There is really no point in trying to max Crysis. It's good for benchmarking systems, but once you play it and beat it there is not much else. I have the first Crysis and the multiplayer kinda stinks. the Campaign is fun though.
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 6:11:46 PM

thats a no brainer. your thread title already answered your question relative to your circumstance.

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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 6:17:07 PM

Dual 8800GT's will outperform a GTX260 any day, which is more than $200 in itself.
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December 23, 2009 6:22:01 PM

jay2tall said:
A cheap upgrade would be to toss in another 8800GT and run SLI. (2) 8800GT's run pretty darn well.


I was considering this, but was wondering if maybe going with something like a GTX 260 would be better than 2 880GTs. I know that the 8800GT runs pretty hot under load and am concerned about two creating even more heat in the case. Plus, finding another one of those cards might be difficult since they no longer make them.

jay2tall said:
PS: why are you considering only Crysis? It is only one game that kills even the best of computers. There is really no point in trying to max Crysis. It's good for benchmarking systems, but once you play it and beat it there is not much else. I have the first Crysis and the multiplayer kinda stinks. the Campaign is fun though.


I've had started playing the campaigns for Crysis a while back but was putting it off until I made an upgrade. I wanted to get back into it soon with a good graphics card upgrade though. I also have Far Cry 2 which I think would scale up similarly to Crysis.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 6:25:39 PM

I'd snatch one of eBay cheap. I would guess they run maybe $60 or so as everyone is unloading them.

A GTX260 will run Crysis on High with no AA. Dual 8800GT's might run Very High no AA. Even with my 5870 I was running no AA, but Crysis does favor Nvidia cards.
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December 23, 2009 6:38:45 PM

jay2tall said:
I'd snatch one of eBay cheap. I would guess they run maybe $60 or so as everyone is unloading them.


I heard that the 9800GTs were the same cards as the 8800GTs. Do you know if this is true? Are they compatible to run in SLI?
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 6:52:04 PM

I believe they are. But the BIOS might be different and not allow it.
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 6:53:35 PM

skatetampa84 said:
I heard that the 9800GTs were the same cards as the 8800GTs. Do you know if this is true? Are they compatible to run in SLI?

They are the same except that they use a smaller process (55nm vs 65nm I believe), I don't know weather they would SLI.

@jay2tall, it's very fun modding & mapping Crysis to take advantage of the unrivaled graphics & very nice physics. If he likes to map/mod & play with CryENGINE 2 then it could make a lot of sense trying to run it in Very High.
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 7:27:21 PM

jay2tall said:
I'd snatch one of eBay cheap. I would guess they run maybe $60 or so as everyone is unloading them.

A GTX260 will run Crysis on High with no AA. Dual 8800GT's might run Very High no AA. Even with my 5870 I was running no AA, but Crysis does favor Nvidia cards.


2x 4870s or 2x GTX260s are the minimum required to run Crysis at very high 1080p with AA.
You can get away with 2x4850s or 2xGTS250s/9800GTXs at very high 1080p with no AA.

Dual 8800GTs can probably run it on VH at 1680x1050 no AA (will be a little choppy) or 1280x1024 with AA.
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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2009 9:14:19 PM

Hey there.
Id go for the 4850x2. Ati supports them now and they are a brilliant card and in your price range..
it is the same of not better than the 285Gtx and around the same as the 5850.

the 4850x2 will play at 1920x1080 with AA and AF on ethusiast at smooth FPS.





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December 23, 2009 10:32:17 PM

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Hey there.
Id go for the 4850x2. Ati supports them now and they are a brilliant card and in your price range..
it is the same of not better than the 285Gtx and around the same as the 5850.

the 4850x2 will play at 1920x1080 with AA and AF on ethusiast at smooth FPS.


I was thinking of ATI cards, but my motherboard (680i) doesn't support Crossfire, only SLI.
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a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 12:26:43 AM

the 5970 barely manages crysis at max on 1920x1080
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December 24, 2009 1:08:47 AM

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1920x1080, you need to start overclocking that processor, sitting at 2.4 Ghz it might bottleneck a high end CPU. Need to run it at around 3 GHz.

The 8800 GT is still a powerful video card, if Crysis is your only objective and you want 1920x1080 with high detail you can not cut corners, you are going to need a 4870X2 or 58xx series, nothing less.




The ATI 4850X2 is a single card (it isnt a crossfired solution)


I've have successfully overclocked the processor to 3.2GHz, so I don't think that will be a problem. Even with AA and AF off, do you think two 8800 GTs will run Crysis at 1920x1080 on very high? How about high?
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December 24, 2009 1:30:50 AM

Just get a 4870 X2 or a 5870. Nothing less than these...
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a b U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 3:05:40 AM

ati x2's has (some) problems running on SLI boards.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
December 24, 2009 11:46:00 AM

@OP I dnt understand why your trying to max out crysis, Unless your willing to spend a few thousand £.

A HD4890 or GTX275 will enable you to play at 1920x1080 with High/Very High detail and No AA.

It will still look amazing at that res. with High settings
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