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May 23, 2010 10:49:02 PM

Hi all,

I am here 2 fine out a very good video card. that will give me what I want.


I am looking for a high end video card that will support 1080P and must have HDML or DVI and it's good for movies and games.

I am looking for a video card hat will do max settings on all games. and will do 1080p, 1920x1080. I have goting a new Monitor
A Sceptre X246W-1080P 24" Widescreen Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080 and the video card i got right now is a 8600GT 512MB and it's very old card. they dont even sale them anymore so i would like to upgrade i would like to h ave at lest 4 Video cards in my machine do run on crossfire X 4 way. My price is between 100 to 200 buxs maybe 250 max per card i will go. i would like cheaper if i can get. the cards i was looking at but not sure what one would do all. here they are.

D10-4870 ::D iamond Radeon HD 4870 Video Card - 512MB GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support(5.6 lbs) x2

P450-4894 ::XFX Radeon HD 4890 Video Card - 1024MB DDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV(5.8 lbs) x2

P450-4772 ::XFX HD477AYDFC Radeon HD 4770 Video Card - 512MB DDR5, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support(3.6 lbs) x2

whitch card will do all that i need ?


Thanks
May 23, 2010 10:51:57 PM

I can't really understand wut you said, so verify with me if u want 4 video cards and are wanting 2 spend $200~ per video card or wut?
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May 23, 2010 11:32:16 PM

Forget the 4xxx series, go for the 5xxx series.

The HD 5770 price is between 150-200$, HDMI+DVI, DX11, low heat and noise... and perform great. If you want less price, go for the HD 5750.

You do know, that you need a mobo that support 4 cards now do you?

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May 24, 2010 8:57:15 AM

virrze said:
I can't really understand wut you said, so verify with me if u want 4 video cards and are wanting 2 spend $200~ per video card or wut?



what you dont understand Virrze?
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May 24, 2010 9:02:26 AM

kiban said:
Forget the 4xxx series, go for the 5xxx series.

The HD 5770 price is between 150-200$, HDMI+DVI, DX11, low heat and noise... and perform great. If you want less price, go for the HD 5750.

You do know, that you need a mobo that support 4 cards now do you?



yes I do know i will need a MB that will support 4 video cards. but if it do perfect with 2 or 3 video cards that be best. If i go with 4 and it just a waste of $ then il do with 2 or 3. witch ever i get max at.
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May 24, 2010 9:03:20 AM

When i go for a gaming Monitor what do i look for. im not 2 sure on the monitor i have said i was gonna get. please note i didnt get it yet. but i am open to any comments that will be better other then the one i said.
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May 24, 2010 9:37:16 AM

garm, 4 cards is overkill. Especially because of scaling... past a 2nd card, you start to see significant performance decreases.

And by ALL games MAX settings, what do you mean... Crysis at MAX settings? AA?
You'd be better off spending $400 on 2 cards, then $200 on 4 cards.
If you wanted a cheaper route while being able to max out many games, my recommendation is 2 5770's. ($300)
If you want MAX performance in all games, consider 5870's or GTX 470's if you're looking to spend $800 (nVidia SLI gets a much larger increase of perfromance than ATI's Crossfire in general)

Here is a link comparing Crossfire and SLI, but from a 5870's and 480 GTX's stand point. You just have to decide which choice is better for you, value or raw power.
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May 24, 2010 5:44:14 PM

Get one 5870, game, be happy.
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May 24, 2010 9:09:26 PM

2 5770's will outperform a 5850 for the same price, but isn't a wise choice if you're planning on adding another card in the future.
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May 24, 2010 11:48:49 PM

redechelon said:
garm, 4 cards is overkill. Especially because of scaling... past a 2nd card, you start to see significant performance decreases.

And by ALL games MAX settings, what do you mean... Crysis at MAX settings? AA?
You'd be better off spending $400 on 2 cards, then $200 on 4 cards.
If you wanted a cheaper route while being able to max out many games, my recommendation is 2 5770's. ($300)
If you want MAX performance in all games, consider 5870's or GTX 470's if you're looking to spend $800 (nVidia SLI gets a much larger increase of perfromance than ATI's Crossfire in general)

Here is a link comparing Crossfire and SLI, but from a 5870's and 480 GTX's stand point. You just have to decide which choice is better for you, value or raw power.



max settigs means on high settings on the game. and what one is better crossfire or triple SLI my friend has crossfire and he said crossfire is better. and i wasnt 2 sure. but if sli has better performance then crossfire i think il go with sli. i just want a good card that will do that. and i didnt mean 200 buxs for 2 card i mean 200 buxs per card as in 2 cards = 400 buxs. il look in to the sli cards. thanks more info will help.
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May 24, 2010 11:50:40 PM

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Honestly youll be happy even with a single 5850 for $300.
Its approximately 2 4770s at stock, but its is already a little overkill for 1080p.


What you mean it's a over kill for 1080P it wont do 1080P?
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May 24, 2010 11:53:36 PM

This is a tom's review with some really nice SLI vs Crossfire graphs, but these 2 comments sum it up for you. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-480-3-w...

"At the very worst, SLI is good for a 71% performance increase (in Just Cause 2). At the very best, it yields 89% additional performance."

"At the very worst, CrossFire increases performance by 23%. At the very best, it’s good for a 79% boost"

In the end, the great value of the ATI card evens with the great SLI performance, making it a hard decision. Good luck =]
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May 25, 2010 12:07:49 AM

First of all, the margin is HUGE, in almost every application SLI scaled almost double... thats where the "much better" came from. As far as comparing HD5000 series with GTX200 series, I was looking for cards that support DX11 for new games... hence fermi. I can understand buying new HD5000 cards, but I cant justify buying nvidia's last gen cards when new ones are out... if the price point is too much, get ATI, or lower priced GTX 400's will be out soon. IMO i'd try to get away from old technology... Why would you buy $400 worth of older technology, when you could get a fermi or CF HD5000's?

I wouldn't even consider 3 cards, you'd gain an insignificant FPS jump, while still paying the same price for the card.
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May 25, 2010 12:23:10 AM

redechelon said:
First of all, the margin is HUGE, in almost every application SLI scaled almost double... thats where the "much better" came from. As far as comparing HD5000 series with GTX200 series, I was looking for cards that support DX11 for new games... hence fermi. I can understand buying new HD5000 cards, but I cant justify buying nvidia's last gen cards when new ones are out... if the price point is too much, get ATI, or lower priced GTX 400's will be out soon. IMO i'd try to get away from old technology... Why would you buy $400 worth of older technology, when you could get a fermi or CF HD5000's?


as Does dual crossfire, so you obviously have not done your research.

in most cases two 5870's ,at resolutions of 1920x1080 or higher, scaled by more than 80 percent. in the most demanding games the margin was above 90 percent (crysis for instance)

so while the GTX480 does sale better, its certainly not by a huge margin. and when you take into consideration the drop off with Tri-sli, that is no where near as apparent in crossfireX, i'd say his post is pretty damn accurate.

so do some research before ranting.
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May 25, 2010 12:42:19 AM

Did you not just read the review i posted, or countless others?

71%-89%
vs <-----------Sound like a good margin to me.
23%-79%

90% in Crysis? CF 5870's FAIL at Crysis for some odd reason, and its not just Tom's review, so im confused where you got your numbers.

"so do some research before ranting." Isnt that what the review links and quotes are?

At higher resolutions, yes the 5870's performed *better* but if you can honestly say that you dont see the number differences in scaling, you must be blind.

3 cards seems wasteful to me, you get 50% of a card performance when you could throw that extra money into 2 nicer cards in the first place.
Unless you're upgrading a dual-GPU system already, buying 3 cards from the get-go is foolish...

I'm by no means an nvidia fan boy, actually I have CF 5770's and im very pleased, but the numbers dont lie.
Especially when you consider they just released new drivers (These numbers were recorded with the 480, but can provide an idea):

o Up to 14% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 noAA/AF – Tessellation on)
o Up to 4% in Batman: Arkham Asylum (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF PhysX=High)
o Up to 5% in BattleForge (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Very High settings)
o Up to 5% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 4% in Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Enthusiast setting)
o Up to 24% in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (1920x1200 no AA/AF)
o Up to 9% in Far Cry 2 (2560x1600 8xAA/16xAF)
o Up to 25% in Just Cause 2 (2560x1600 no AA/AF - Concrete Jungle)
o Up to 7% in Metro 2033 (1920x1200 no AA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
o Up to 40% in Metro 2033 with SLI ((1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF – Tessellation on)
o Up to 8% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 no AA/AF – Day)
o Up to 110% in Stone Giant with SLI (2650x1600 – Tessellation on, DoF on)
o Up to 6% in The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena (2560x1600 no AA/AF)
o Up to 9% in Unigine: Tropics (2560x1600 no AA/AF – OpenGL)
o Up to 5% in 3DMark Vantage (Performance and Extreme Presets)
o Up to 19% with Transparency AA (1920x1200 4xTrSS – measured in Crysis)

* Adds support for new extreme Antialiasing modes for 3-way SLI PCs, including up to SLI48x AA for GeForce 200 series GPUs and up to SLI96x AA for GeForce GTX 400 series GPUs.
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May 25, 2010 2:53:26 AM

redechelon said:
garm, 4 cards is overkill. Especially because of scaling... past a 2nd card, you start to see significant performance decreases.

And by ALL games MAX settings, what do you mean... Crysis at MAX settings? AA?
You'd be better off spending $400 on 2 cards, then $200 on 4 cards.
If you wanted a cheaper route while being able to max out many games, my recommendation is 2 5770's. ($300)
If you want MAX performance in all games, consider 5870's or GTX 470's if you're looking to spend $800 (nVidia SLI gets a much larger increase of perfromance than ATI's Crossfire in general)

Here is a link comparing Crossfire and SLI, but from a 5870's and 480 GTX's stand point. You just have to decide which choice is better for you, value or raw power.



so ur saying that slu has more performance and lower power . and ati has more power and less performance ?
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May 25, 2010 3:23:03 AM

no, he's saying the SLI'd 480 would perform better, but cost a tonne.
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May 25, 2010 3:40:15 AM

haha @ welsh.. When did I say "GET A GTX 480!"? I dont want to argue, if you can put up some numbers to support your words, then it'd all be good.
Even if I did say that, he said he wanted to spend around $400, so its not too far out of his league.

No, you misunderstand garm...

I'm saying it all depends on the card, you can't lump them all into 2 categories, ATI or nVidia. I was giving you graphs to show you that at the CURRENT cards, SLI performs better, so if you're considering a multi-GPU setup, it gives you an idea. The 5770 has amazing performance/power. The 480 is a power HOG and runs HOT.

It depends what you want... 1 beefy card, 2 cards, 3 cards (if that floats your boat), what games youre talking, low power consumption, raw performance, low temps, etc...

By no means am i saying one or the other is better, you just have to decide what is best for you...

2 x ATI 5770's or a nVidia GTX 470 (room for another in the future) would be my recommendation.
Both have great value.
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May 25, 2010 4:14:57 AM

I don't know why you don't just get a 5970 instead of 4 video cards, the scaling on most games make it so anything above 2-3 gpus adds nothing. Single video card>dual video card.
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May 25, 2010 4:18:32 AM

Red, i did not accuse you of fanboyism. I simply did not like your response to Timop's post. you made it sound like the GTX cards scale by some massive margin compared to Radeons. I'm not here to argue, but a few results (especially ones from toms) are not going to cut it. Your post is fairly accurate, but so is Timops. Your response was unnecessary.
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May 25, 2010 4:54:27 AM

redechelon said:
haha @ welsh.. When did I say "GET A GTX 480!"? I dont want to argue, if you can put up some numbers to support your words, then it'd all be good.
Even if I did say that, he said he wanted to spend around $400, so its not too far out of his league.

No, you misunderstand garm...

I'm saying it all depends on the card, you can't lump them all into 2 categories, ATI or nVidia. I was giving you graphs to show you that at the CURRENT cards, SLI performs better, so if you're considering a multi-GPU setup, it gives you an idea. The 5770 has amazing performance/power. The 480 is a power HOG and runs HOT.

It depends what you want... 1 beefy card, 2 cards, 3 cards (if that floats your boat), what games youre talking, low power consumption, raw performance, low temps, etc...

By no means am i saying one or the other is better, you just have to decide what is best for you...

2 x ATI 5770's or a nVidia GTX 470 (room for another in the future) would be my recommendation.
Both have great value.

oh ic. the thing is im running on air cooler and if i get something that gets very hot. i dont think it would perform good would it? i have the cool master haf 932. case.
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May 25, 2010 4:57:27 AM

virrze said:
I don't know why you don't just get a 5970 instead of 4 video cards, the scaling on most games make it so anything above 2-3 gpus adds nothing. Single video card>dual video card.

as others say 4 video cards is a waste of cash. im only gonna get 2 maybe 3 no more then that.. i would think it's a waste of cash.
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May 25, 2010 5:01:44 AM

now as of a Monitor what kind you should look for. when dealing with gaming and watching blu ray movies?
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May 25, 2010 5:20:23 AM

As long as you have good air flow in your case, you should be fine. I recently had the same question... but usually cards that run hot are meant to handle the heat.

How big of a monitor are you looking for? I just bought a ASUS VW246H and I love the thing. 1920 x 1080 resolution and its 24", so nothing outrageous, but its great. $200
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May 25, 2010 6:49:20 PM

3x HD 5850.(tri-fire)

You intended to spend 800$ on 4 cards(you said 200$ each and wanted 4) in my country they are for around 250€.

I would go for this, but is up to you.
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May 25, 2010 10:27:18 PM

redechelon said:
As long as you have good air flow in your case, you should be fine. I recently had the same question... but usually cards that run hot are meant to handle the heat.

How big of a monitor are you looking for? I just bought a ASUS VW246H and I love the thing. 1920 x 1080 resolution and its 24", so nothing outrageous, but its great. $200


im looking for about the same 23 or 24 inch i perfer 24inch but if i can get higher for the same price that be good. but im really looking forword to montior that will do very well in gaming. i heard some that dont work good in gaming. so im up for more info thanks.
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May 25, 2010 10:28:39 PM

kiban said:
3x HD 5850.(tri-fire)

You intended to spend 800$ on 4 cards(you said 200$ each and wanted 4) in my country they are for around 250€.

I would go for this, but is up to you.


il be geting 2 5850 then latter down the road il put in 1 more and thats it. im gonna stick with 3 no point on going for 4 sence ppl said it's a waste.
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May 25, 2010 10:51:09 PM

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Just get one and get a better monitor, like this: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/pr...
2 5850s are just wasting money for 1 1080P monitor.


O_o Fill me in, how are 2 cards a waste if it makes the jump from 30fps to 50fps at 1920 x 1080?
I don't know much about monitors, but I would think that extra *umph* makes for some really smooth first person shooter gameplay, no?
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May 25, 2010 11:36:38 PM

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The fact is if you OC the 5850 youll get 40fps in most games, adding another card in would bump up the performance by only 10fps or so, But if you want to run future games on Max, go for it.



Thats what i was gonna do. i want the most FPS i can get. right now with my video card im lucky to get 20+ some on FPS and thats just on normal settings if i go any higher the FPS drops down.
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May 25, 2010 11:56:43 PM

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The fact is if you OC the 5850 youll get 40fps in most games, adding another card in would bump up the performance by only 10fps or so, But if you want to run future games on Max, go for it.


Dude... what? Don't mean to troll, just trying to get facts/advice straight. =/
Before you were saying that Crossfire nearly doubles, and now its just an additional 10fps? :X
Most games do see a big increase...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...

40 fps is a VERY noticeable difference from 60fps if you're counting on getting that headshot off. In the heat of battle, when grenades and multiple players are displayed, if it gets choppy, you're at a huge disadvantage.
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May 26, 2010 12:00:28 AM

do they have 24 inch Montior that supports 1920x1200
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May 26, 2010 12:03:51 AM

Yep, 1920 x 1080 & 1920 x 1200.
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May 26, 2010 12:12:48 AM

redechelon said:
Dude... what? Don't mean to troll, just trying to get facts/advice straight. =/
Before you were saying that Crossfire nearly doubles, and now its just an additional 10fps? :X
Most games do see a big increase...

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...

40 fps is a VERY noticeable difference from 60fps if you're counting on getting that headshot off. In the heat of battle, when grenades and multiple players are displayed, if it gets choppy, you're at a huge disadvantage.



thats what i would love to get 60FPS would 2 5850 would get 60fps ?
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May 26, 2010 12:22:05 AM

Depends on the game man, check out that review I posted. The guru3d one, there's a dropdown menu (or you can just keep going to the next page) for different games that shows graphs of where the single card is versus the 2 cards.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...

So in the newer, most demanding games, you'd get 40-50fps.
In older, less demanding games you'd get up to 100fps.
Although, that's with pretty high settings.
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May 26, 2010 12:38:34 AM

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sure, go check the mirror.
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Before you were saying that Crossfire nearly doubles,

When did I say that, I was simply saying that crossfire vs SLI is close.

Besides, 2 stock 5850 vs 1 OC 5850= ~10fps difference. Especially when you maxout the effects.


Ah, jeez man... you're playing devil's advocate.
Sure, say 1 overclocked card IS close to 2 stock cards, that doesn't matter... You an OC any card.
You could just get 2 cards, OC them both, then your argument is invalid. But whatever...
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May 26, 2010 12:39:26 AM

redechelon said:
Depends on the game man, check out that review I posted. The guru3d one, there's a dropdown menu (or you can just keep going to the next page) for different games that shows graphs of where the single card is versus the 2 cards.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...

So in the newer, most demanding games, you'd get 40-50fps.
In older, less demanding games you'd get up to 100fps.
Although, that's with pretty high settings.


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May 26, 2010 1:01:26 AM

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considering his specs, Id doubt that he can sustain 2 5850 OCs.
Also, if you want proof: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...
49-38=20?


Timop, Crysis is it's worst improvement, of course you'd choose that versus any of the others. Once again, devil's advocate. Obviously, most of the games on there saw more than 20fps. Sucker punched me.

TBH, I didn't look in his profile when I should've. I'm new to these forums, thought his setup would be in his sig. =[ That is a bottleneck for sure. He said Max settings in all games, and was asking for graphics advice.

Bad news garm =P
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May 26, 2010 1:45:18 AM

Well, hey, we found a happy medium =].

Yeah, what a bummer...

Guess that's just how improving PC's work, to upgrade one component, you need to upgrade others with it. Or just live with what you've got.
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May 26, 2010 2:19:11 PM

Yes, you should either overclock the cpu a little, or buy a quad core, since they scale better with crossfire/sli.

To those who say crossfire and tri fire is a waste of money, think again, because you are just saying that over the software you are using.

I with hd 5870, don't cut it... my favorite game is stalker, and in stalker clear sky, fps go down to -30 at 1920x1080 at maximum WITHOUT any AA.(only in sun shafts, but that's the beauty of the game), and as it happens, that's not the only gpu hungry game.
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May 26, 2010 3:58:54 PM

I think a lot of you are forgetting that he's going to be playing at 1920x1080 and not a higher resolution. I think Timop's original response was very valid. Forgetting even his system specs, he's just not going to get all that much improvement from crossfire 5850s over a single 5850 for the resolution he's going to play at. He could get a 5850 and OC it and he'd have all the performance he's going to need till he has the money to drop a second 5850 in his rig.

For the record, using Crysis as the end all benchmark is just downright silly. Yes if you can play Crysis at 60FPS you'll be able to play all other current games without worry, but let's also look at this realistically. If you can play Crysis at 30-40FPS you're still going to be able to play all other current games at 1080p without worry.

If I were you garm, I'd actually take the extra money you have for your second graphics card and put it into upgrading the rest of your rig so that you can make proper use of your eventual crossfire setup.

What are your system's specs? Without knowing what's in your box, no one here can really give you proper advice about which card belongs or what is going to give your system the best overall benefit.
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May 26, 2010 9:29:26 PM

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Before anything else, has nobody noticed that his current setup would be a bottleneck for even a single 5850?
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Microsoft Windows Xp pro 64bit sp3 AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4000+ 2.09GHz 1gb ram, NX8600GT


yes they are my spec but i do have windows 7 now. but why i am asking about theses cards b.c im planning on buying a new MB and CPU and im going for AMD.
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May 26, 2010 9:41:57 PM

I am planning on buying the MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard - AMD 890FX,
or the
Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard - AMD 890FX, with the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. 3.4GHZ

both MB are crossfire X
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May 27, 2010 7:43:41 AM

Slayer697 said:
I think a lot of you are forgetting that he's going to be playing at 1920x1080 and not a higher resolution. I think Timop's original response was very valid. Forgetting even his system specs, he's just not going to get all that much improvement from crossfire 5850s over a single 5850 for the resolution he's going to play at. He could get a 5850 and OC it and he'd have all the performance he's going to need till he has the money to drop a second 5850 in his rig.

For the record, using Crysis as the end all benchmark is just downright silly. Yes if you can play Crysis at 60FPS you'll be able to play all other current games without worry, but let's also look at this realistically. If you can play Crysis at 30-40FPS you're still going to be able to play all other current games at 1080p without worry.

If I were you garm, I'd actually take the extra money you have for your second graphics card and put it into upgrading the rest of your rig so that you can make proper use of your eventual crossfire setup.

What are your system's specs? Without knowing what's in your box, no one here can really give you proper advice about which card belongs or what is going to give your system the best overall benefit.



I have Microsoft Windows 7 32bit sp1 AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4000+ 2.09GHz 1gb ram, NX8600GT
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May 27, 2010 8:05:01 AM

redechelon said:
Yep, 1920 x 1080 & 1920 x 1200.



As i was looking up ic it's hard to fine 1920 x 1200 Montiors is there any sites you can give me. that are around 200-400 buxs because all ic they are over 500 buxs and over. they must be very rare montiors i heard they all are going to 1920 x 1080. im looking for 24inch to 28inch with VESA mount on the back so i can hang it on the wall near my desk to make more room for my 5.1 speakers. Btw if i get a Yep, 1920 x 1080 will i be able to go higher then that to 1920 x 1200?
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May 27, 2010 4:17:13 PM

garm84 said:
I am planning on buying the MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard - AMD 890FX,
or the
Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard - AMD 890FX, with the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. 3.4GHZ

both MB are crossfire X


So you mean to say that your graphics budget is on top of the budget you have for your motherboard and CPU? If that's the case then I recommend you just save the extra money from buying more than one card and keep it for a future upgrade. I still stand by my recommendation for the card you should buy. The money you save can be used towards a future upgrade, or even just to save money on the cost of your system overall.
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May 27, 2010 7:24:33 PM

Slayer697 said:
So you mean to say that your graphics budget is on top of the budget you have for your motherboard and CPU? If that's the case then I recommend you just save the extra money from buying more than one card and keep it for a future upgrade. I still stand by my recommendation for the card you should buy. The money you save can be used towards a future upgrade, or even just to save money on the cost of your system overall.


I agree. I think in the first post, OP asked for a graphics solution that he could play all games on max settings... which to me is def more than a 5850, 1920 x 1080 or not. I own CF 5770's which perform around that, and I can play all games, but far from MAX settings. I'm talking more than 2xAA, filtering modes, etc, not just 1920 x 1080.

Then he clarified, saying max settings meant high settings....
On that system, A 5850 suits you well garm.

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As i was looking up ic it's hard to fine 1920 x 1200 Montiors is there any sites you can give me. that are around 200-400 buxs because all ic they are over 500 buxs and over. they must be very rare montiors i heard they all are going to 1920 x 1080. im looking for 24inch to 28inch with VESA mount on the back so i can hang it on the wall near my desk to make more room for my 5.1 speakers. Btw if i get a Yep, 1920 x 1080 will i be able to go higher then that to 1920 x 1200?


First site to come to mind...
1920 x 1200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
1920 x 1080:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

EDIT: Oh, and no... if you buy a 1920 x 1080 monitor, it cannot go up to 1920 x 1200.


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May 27, 2010 10:16:20 PM

redechelon said:
I agree. I think in the first post, OP asked for a graphics solution that he could play all games on max settings... which to me is def more than a 5850, 1920 x 1080 or not. I own CF 5770's which perform around that, and I can play all games, but far from MAX settings. I'm talking more than 2xAA, filtering modes, etc, not just 1920 x 1080.

Then he clarified, saying max settings meant high settings....
On that system, A 5850 suits you well garm.

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As i was looking up ic it's hard to fine 1920 x 1200 Montiors is there any sites you can give me. that are around 200-400 buxs because all ic they are over 500 buxs and over. they must be very rare montiors i heard they all are going to 1920 x 1080. im looking for 24inch to 28inch with VESA mount on the back so i can hang it on the wall near my desk to make more room for my 5.1 speakers. Btw if i get a Yep, 1920 x 1080 will i be able to go higher then that to 1920 x 1200?


First site to come to mind...
1920 x 1200:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
1920 x 1080:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

EDIT: Oh, and no... if you buy a 1920 x 1080 monitor, it cannot go up to 1920 x 1200.



Thank you for the link.


as i saw the links the cheapest i seen was for $310 buxs is it worth it the SAMSUNG T260HD Rose Black 25.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824001391.

but cant fine if it has a vesa mount on the back
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May 27, 2010 10:21:25 PM

Slayer697 said:
So you mean to say that your graphics budget is on top of the budget you have for your motherboard and CPU? If that's the case then I recommend you just save the extra money from buying more than one card and keep it for a future upgrade. I still stand by my recommendation for the card you should buy. The money you save can be used towards a future upgrade, or even just to save money on the cost of your system overall.



thank il do that.
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May 27, 2010 10:27:58 PM

Processor is great, get the MSI mobo.
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May 27, 2010 10:44:38 PM

virrze said:
Processor is great, get the MSI mobo.



yea but the cpu wont fit in any kind of am3 boards
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