I just built a computer for a customer and racked in 200$. I'm planning on upgrading my motherboard for future gpus. I currently have a dying amd 760 that costs me virtually nothing and performs well for single card set ups.
Anyways, I'm jumping over the boat to intel since they have a more of a variety for motherboards (Sli, crossfire on the same one, ect.)
Back on topic, this will be more of an amd vs nvidia thread, but whatever.
I'm looking for a gpu / gpu set up that can give me a stable fps on dual 1920 x 1080 monitors. I just ordered my other monitor, but I don't know what the native res of the two will be (does someone know?).
So yeah, I was looking into crossfire and sli set ups, but all of it confuses me since they're all based on single monitors. Some dual card set ups show no improvement over having one at 2560 x 1600
I'm planning on purchasing a gtx 470 or something like a 5750 sli.
I want to make the decision of what card to use before I select my new motherboard, and so, that is why I'm asking
My budget for a motherboard is 200$, but that is irrelevant.
My budget for the cards would depend on what performance I get. I'd probably say 250... ish, but I just want to know what's possible for that resolution so I can make my selection before I choose my motherboard
i have the GTX 460, its a fantastic card and for the money its better then an ATI 5850. At stock settings, the ATI 5850 is a slightly better card though. Obviously if you can go with one card now and get a second later then that's a whole new ball game. Personally I would go with one GTX 460 now and and one in December.