Few Video Card Questions

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
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  1. Oh, damn, I forgot to mention.


    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
  2. ct1615 said:
    at $250 you would have two options and both are AMD

    for a single card the option would be the ATI 5850

    if you can find the ATI 5770 at a bargain, you can run that crossfire giving you a better performance*

    assuming you can power each option. a decent 500w for the ATI 5850 or 600w for the ATI 5770 in CF.

    in games that support ATI 5770 in CF*

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446-8.html



    Oh ok. I'll at the link, I was a bit worried with the 5770, since it has a 128 memory interface. I think I might settle for a 5850 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161330) and then buy a second in december :)


    Buy, are you sure the 5850 is better than a 460? I'm seeing some reviews that think different.
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