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With a 1650x1050 resolution monitor are dual 9800gtx+'s worth it?

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June 19, 2010 12:08:33 AM

I already have one, and a 750a motherboard, so I can sli no problem (albeit only at 8x but it shouldn't matter), a 1000w psu and a quad core cpu that's more than capable.

The question remains that at this resolution will dual gpu's just be upping my frame rate into uslessly many territory. (save maybe crysis and other graphics intensive games), meaning to use the gpu power I also have to get a new monitor.

I know i should read charts and look it up online my self, but I can't find any good info on dual 9800 gtx+'s.

any suggestions (including ideas not expressed here) are welcome
June 19, 2010 12:44:32 AM

rolli59 said:
A second card is going to give you a good boost for the money. To buy a single card with the same performance as 2 x GTX+ in SLI is more expensive even after you ebay of your old card.


Yeah, A single card to match performance is going to be expensive, but will my current 1650x1050 monitor "bottleneck" the two 9800's. If I get another 9800 will I need to get another monitor (hd) to utilize the power?
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June 19, 2010 12:52:37 AM

It all depends on the games you play or future releases you are going to play. Changing out the monitor is your choice. 2 x 9800GTX+ cards in SLI will not be able to max all settings in all games at 1680 x 1050 resolution so how can we call the monitor the bottleneck.
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June 19, 2010 1:01:41 AM

yep, it depends on the game... for example, if you play Warhead then NO you wont be able to max the game out but lets say you play BC2 or Dirt2 then YES you will have more than enough frames regardless of the settings.

I use a single 5850 @ 1680x 1050 and the only game I cannot max out is Crysis (Warhead) and metro 2033, all my other games get over 80 frames at MAX detail settings.

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June 19, 2010 1:05:01 AM

Well it's not a "bottleneck" in all games. I plan to play future releases, I don't really wan't to buy hardware for just a couple games, considering I play a variety. I just was wondering what would be best for the majority of games, and what would be best in general.
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June 19, 2010 1:10:58 AM

If you go to a 1080P monitor you are going to run into more games that you will need to lower settings to get more fps. It is more what you want bearing in mind that the graphics in newer games usually task the cards more and therefore we are always upgrading to keep up.
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June 19, 2010 1:21:57 AM

but with a 1650x1050 monitor will the dual 9800's be to much power in general
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June 19, 2010 1:25:07 AM

No!
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June 19, 2010 1:32:51 AM

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June 19, 2010 1:34:44 AM

Thanks, I'll probably get one of ebay or newegg, or wherever.
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June 19, 2010 5:38:51 AM

OvrClkr said:
yep, it depends on the game... for example, if you play Warhead then NO you wont be able to max the game out but lets say you play BC2 or Dirt2 then YES you will have more than enough frames regardless of the settings.

I use a single 5850 @ 1680x 1050 and the only game I cannot max out is Crysis (Warhead) and metro 2033, all my other games get over 80 frames at MAX detail settings.


I highly doubt that you can max out BC2@1680x1050 and still get over 80 FPS on a single 5850?

I have a single 5870 and hardly get over 65 FPS, but that's with HBAO on, bloom on, everything on high, 16xAF/4xAA. With 8xAA I cannot even Vsynch@60Hz...
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June 19, 2010 7:11:38 AM

MARSOC_Operator said:
I highly doubt that you can max out BC2@1680x1050 and still get over 80 FPS on a single 5850?

I have a single 5870 and hardly get over 65 FPS, but that's with HBAO on, bloom on, everything on high, 16xAF/4xAA. With 8xAA I cannot even Vsynch@60Hz...


Might wanna check your GPU again, here is a vid w/ x4 @ 3.8Ghz / 5850 @ 1000/1250 / 1680x 1050 (HBAO ON/Bloom ON/HIGH/16xAF + 8xAA) we can officially say its MaXeD OuT :D 

65FPS low/113 high





Of course in other situations where there is more activity going on the FPS can drop to about 40.
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