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Choosing a ATI videocard

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November 16, 2010 4:45:34 AM

Hey guys,
So i have a question in regards to video card upgrade. Before i do this let me quickly tell you about my current built.
Win 7
4 GB RAM
3.2 Ghz Black edition quad core 965
HD 5770 (just one of them atm)
a 500 W psu i forget what kind but its a descent one
HAF 922 gaming tower

Okay now heres my question. I will be upgrading my PC prob by december or early Jan. I am a little stumped though about the video card. I want to upgrade my videocard to somehting better than a 5770 and i also want to try crossfire. The question is ofcourse what video card would be the best for someoen who plays alot of games :p  I try to play on max settings too and want to contine doing so (including multiplayer). Oh and i want to be able to play in HD too, will be buying a HD monitor soon. I was also wanting to try 3d gaming but i dont think ATi supports that like nvidia so will wait for that unless they do and im just a nub.
So, again in case i sorta rambled on, what video card would be best in crossfire with my new build. New build is below. This is what i plan to have!

Win 7
8 GB RAM
AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz w/ 9MB Cache
Corsair HX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan (thats what i have picked so far)
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 w/ DualDDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, USB3.0, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX (mobo)
HAF 922 tower
videocard?

Thats it. And thank you guys for reading this and giving your inputs!

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November 16, 2010 5:15:23 AM

that actually crossed my mind dipankar but im not even sure when 6900 series is coming out and the price will be scary as heck when id does come out,unless you mean i wait for 6900s and get a 59xx?
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November 16, 2010 5:34:14 AM

I would suggest the 6850. It scales quite well from the reviews in crossfire and only uses about 127 watts of power per card with one 6 pin connector per card. Also runs cool and quiet. The price is about $180 right now, also provides better tesselation performance than the 5000 series cards. I believe it is the first card from ATI that will support 3D ( have to read the reviews on that one) I just bought a 6850 for my mini computer with a 300 watt power supply and a quad core I5 750. Runs just fine and small enough to fit as carry on within a plane for trips. No more laptops for me. Otherwise I'd look at Nvdia 460 1gb series in SLI.
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November 16, 2010 5:46:18 AM

ohh really, so having multiple cards doesnt increase the performance or what then? I thought that was the issue in 2008 and now having multi cards is better?
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November 24, 2010 4:22:38 AM

Best answer selected by greatman255.
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November 24, 2010 10:14:55 AM

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