Hey People I Need Advice
My graphics card just fried and im in the market for a new one, it is a gaming pc so i am looking for great performance but i need to stay relatively cheap <260$ any suggestions?
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo E6850 CPU @ 3.00GHz 1333FSB 4MB L2
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus P5K Intel P35 CrossFire Chipset LGA775
FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (4x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts Power Supplies
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
The 8800GTX just Died.
Additionally, I was thinking about crossfiring 2 x 4870s or getting a 5770
How does the gtx460 compare to both of those options.
Also, does my mobo have the capability to crossfire 2 4870's???
Yes your motherboard can crossfire, and cannot SLI as far as I know, when I look on ASUS I don't see your motherboard.. (Intel B43, Intel G43, Intel P45, Intel P43, Intel G41, Intel Q45, Intel G31, but no P35)
I think a 5770 or even a 5850, or a is a wise choice for your price range and you can get another in the future.
I'm not sure my 2004 motherbaord from ASUS is still on their website. I just want to make sure that you have a Crossfire motherboard, and that ASUS has given a BIOS update from 1.0 to 2.1 PCI-e (or if you have a 2.0 slot) on that motherboard.
If all of those are true I would get the card I linked. But, you're going to have to help me out, so could you download CPU-z and print screen the motherboard tab and post it here for us.
I had a p5k back in the day and yes they are crossfire capable but wont do it at x16/x16. I got suckered by this because it says 2 x16 PCIe lanes but as soon as you put in a second card it drops them. Cant remember how much though, might just be to x8/x8 which shouldnt hurt performance noticeably.
I'd probably avoid a 4870cf setup and go for a single gpu setup that has similar performance.
Two 4870 is going to be better a 460, which is much better than a 5770.
But I'd be looking at the 5850 if I were you .
It leaves you room to get another in future if you want since you have a CF board, and it will max everything you throw at it, and if you get that one thats on sale/a deal it is within your budget.