6850 cf vs 6970
What should I go for , a 6970 or 2x 6850 ? And what power supply do I need for them?
Thank you .
Thank you .
I have :
CPU : AMD Phenom x2 955 3.2 ghz
MOTHERBOARD: msi 790FX-GD70(it supports cf)
GPU : ATI 4870 1 gb
MEMORY : 4 gb 1600
HDD : 750 gb
Monitor resolution : 1680x1050
Power Supply : Deluxe 600 W
OS : Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
I know that the fps will be better in popular games ,but I saw that the ram of the video cards dosent add up so in a game like GTA 4 will I be abel to play at full detail ?
Also is the 570 worth it ?
Well the 6850 is 1 gb ram (even in cf as ram is mirrored) while the 6950 and 6970 have 2 gb. From what I remember full details in GTA IV is video ram dependent so you might be better off with a 6950 or 6970 with more Vram if GTA IV is what you mainly want to play - will have more than enough power to max out the game.
Also have you considered getting 1 x 6950? - $70 cheaper (30-35%) and only 10% slower at tops so its a lot better deal. Then save the cash to get 2 x 6950 later as the scaling appears to be good
Also if you are looking for bang for the buck then I have seen some really good deals on the 5850:
$ 180 with rebate is a steal if you can get the rebate
5870s are also going for about $240-250 so that is a lot of bang for the buck
Might let you down in the future though depending on how much tessalation becomes involved in future games
Nvidia has some good cards but I would def not go with them with a 790FX as you have no upgrade (SLI) path
btw what is a deluxe 600W psu - i have never heard of that brand?
PSU is one of the critical parts of any pc check out proximon's guide here:
maybe use that $70 to get a better psu
The prices over here are bigger , way bigger , the 6950 has the price of the 6970 . And I was giving and example about GTA 4 , I dont really like the game . What about Crysis 2 , I know it didn't come out yet but I wanna play it at full when it comes out . The games I play : Arma 2 , Americas Army , Red Orchestra , Crysis / Crysis Warhead , BF BC 2 . So whats better for this kind of games ?
are you in the uk? have you checked prices on overclockers:
absolutley huge price gap - even more than US (£80~$120)