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4870x2 or gtx 295 ok? or to old

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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2011 1:13:04 AM

Getting mixed feelings on both these cards i play only one game that hits hard on computers and that is bad company 2

I just don't want to get this card and get crap frame rates at 1920x1080 on a 22 inch Monitor on high settings.

I do not know a lot about the dual gpu cards but i do know i can get them pretty cheap off eBay.

More or less i am asking that is its worth 150-200$ to pick one up or just get a single 6950?

I have no idea how well these cards worth in this game and cant seem to find any bench marks that i can under stand.

Current i have a gtx 465 as main--gts 450 as physx only. i get about 50 fps all the time at 1920x1080 4xaa 4xas


I know that most of the new games are going to come out dx 11 does this matter i do not use 3D gaming.

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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2011 2:26:10 AM

cia24 said:
Getting mixed feelings on both these cards i play only one game that hits hard on computers and that is bad company 2

I just don't want to get this card and get crap frame rates at 1920x1080 on a 22 inch Monitor on high settings.

I do not know a lot about the dual gpu cards but i do know i can get them pretty cheap off eBay.

More or less i am asking that is its worth 150-200$ to pick one up or just get a single 6950?

I have no idea how well these cards worth in this game and cant seem to find any bench marks that i can under stand.

Current i have a gtx 465 as main--gts 450 as physx only. i get about 50 fps all the time at 1920x1080 4xaa 4xas


I know that most of the new games are going to come out dx 11 does this matter i do not use 3D gaming.



you will get similar if not a bit better performance in dx10 with the 4870x2 or gtx 295 but you will have much less detail in the game without dx11 then you currently are getting why don't you sell your 465 and gts 450 and buy a gtx 570 or if you wait a gtx 560 either of those cards by themselves should be more then sufficient in maxing out games at 1920X1080. Basically if you are getting 50 fps in bad company then im not sure whats wrong that sounds solid, in any case, like you have been advised many times on this site, ditch the 465 and go with you "free" 295 or now its a 4870x2 c'mon man if you want a dx10 class gpu then those are two of the most powerful ones available. If your looking into the future of dx11 visuals (which most people are at this point) then go for a gtx 570 or if you can wait go with a gtx 560.... if you must have physx, if not a 6950 or 6870 is a good offering from the amd camp, either way none of those mentioned cards is that huge of a jump from what you already have..

In the end you need to do some more research to determine what features and capabilities are important to you personally. Either way you should not question getting a "free" gtx 295 like you had said in your previous post, if that is really the case go for that and save you money, its a no brainer..... if your looking to spend money on new tech then go for a gtx 570, shoot if you want to go for the glory get a gtx 580 or a hd 6870 the choice is your and truely the benchmarks are everywhere if you just point click and type on google...

here is the the toms benchamarks for a gtx 295 in dx10 for bfbc2 1920X1200 all high 4xaa 16xaf:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...

as you can see the 295 averages 60 fps (in dx10 that is)

here is one for the 4870x2 (bfbc2 favors amd):

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...

it also averages 60 fps on the same settings you can check out toms 2010 graphics charts to see many more specs for yourself, it is not fully updated but the nvidia 2 series and ati 4 and 5 series are a part of there charts so check them out to get an idea about some older cards

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January 13, 2011 2:28:00 AM

also keep in mind that the 4870x2 and gtx 295 are both dual chip cards so in games that do not play well with sli/crossfire you will likely only have the power of one gtx 260 (gtx 295) or one 4870 (4870x2) which still is not too bad but just to bring that to your attention, and in most games it should work just fine..


imo neither of these cards are worth buying unless they can be bought off ebay for say 100 or less, otherwise thats a lot of money to spend on old tech when for around $200 or so you can buy a brand new dx11 gpu with similar performance which therefore makes the 295 and the 4870x2 i bad invested imo, so basically if you can find em cheap (even though you mentioned "free" before???) go for it but if not spend the chunk of change on the new tech
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January 13, 2011 2:28:43 AM

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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2011 2:29:07 AM

Im going to get a 6970 seems like the best option
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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2011 2:40:51 AM

cia24 said:
Im going to get a 6970 seems like the best option



yeah a 6970 would be a great choice, or if you are willing to flash a bios get a 6950 and flash it to a 6970, there is a guide on guru3d i believe, many people are doing it and it is almost a 100% success rate, also if it does not work you can just flash it back to the original bios and you are okay.... just some thoughts...
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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2011 2:44:45 AM

flashing to the 6970 from 50 is stupid to many people are reporting damage after awhile if its not a 6970 dont piss with it lol
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a b U Graphics card
January 13, 2011 2:49:02 AM

yeah well thats usually people that dont have a clue how to test and monitor temps, etc either way if you wanna shell out the extra 60 or so go for a 6970, it will be overkill for 1080p alone but you should be good for a while to come, what are the rest of your system specs? I assume you have an ample psu if you are running a 465 and a gts 450 but just out of curiousity?? personally I can max BCBF2 completley out (60+fps) with a 6870 oc'ed and a phenomII x4 955 @ 4.0ghz runs solid as a rock so just to give you an idea of how the 6970 will be way overkill, that is if you are only playing on a single 1080p monitor, but it will give you plenty of muscle for the future, (as my 6870 crossfire setup will when I add another when the price drops a bit)
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