I am building a PC, it will be a semi-gaming rig (meaning i will play games in my free time, but not religiously), and I have been shopping around for graphics cards. While it would be nice to have a Radeon 5970, that is extremely out of the question. I was looking at the 6790s and i like the 256 bit BUS, but the price (140-160s) is a little high, but I guess i could pay it if there was an extreme outcry for me to acquire one.
I was thinking though, for the price of that one card, I could easily crossfire 2 weaker cards and possibly get equal if not better performance.
I was asking the community, because i was looking for recommendations on any video cards (ATI/AMD cards). I would like 1080p resolution at 50 or greater fps, but all I need is 60+ fps at 720. This could be on either a 23in or 22in monitor (if this matters).
If i don't need a card as powerful as the 6790, then let me know, or if i could get better performance for cheaper in one card/crossfire let me know. Let me know if the 256 pin interface is irrelevant to my gaming needs as well.
my budget is around 120-140 (less than this is perfectly fine), but could be as high as 150 (if SIGNIFICANTLY better)
i have a Corsair GS 700 watt power supply (overkill is underrated), and I don't OC. I have a Phenom II x4 3.2 GHz (not BE)
OGL is for architectural software and games on non-Windows platforms such as PS3 and Mac (both garbage) for the most part. The vast majority of games will be D3D/DX based as they are designed for Windows/Xbox.
Games are almost always D3D though sometimes there is an OGL version (such as SC II).