I have a Dell XPS 630i that ive had for a few years and it has done pretty good for my gaming needs im looking to upgrade my graphics cards and was wondering what would be the best new cards to use for crossfiring that would perform well on new games like Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, WoW (i know it isnt new), new fps, and the total war series. I have a $300 budget here is my specs
Intel 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83 GHz) running at 3.01 GHz
Two ATI Radeon 4850 HD in Crossfire
8 GB DDR2 ram
500 GB HDD
Windows Vista SP2 64 bit
For $300 I would reccomend getting a GTX570.The GTX570 is faster than the 6950 and much much faster than your pair of 4850's.Although with either purchase,6950 or GTX570, your going to be bottlenecked by your CPU.I would suggest O.C.ing further if you can.Otherwise save for a SB or IB.
What is the make/model of your 750watt PSU?
MSI(Reference) GTX570 $325=$295 after MIR + Free Shipping
My friend overclocked my CPU for me but I have looked up guides and stuff for how to do it but everytime I use the right settings to OC it further to 3.4ghz wouldnt past post and I have read that the mobo on the 630i isnt a good mobo to overclock with.. It says its a stock dell and says not to exceed 750w
I would say your CPU's limit at it's current speed of 3ghz is going to bottleneck anything higher than a 6870/GTX560.So their really isn't any point in getting a GTX570 or 6970/6950 if you can't get higher clock speeds because they'll end up being as powerful as a 6870 but costing $100 more.
Their is a slight difference.I doubt a 5fps would be noticeable.5-10fps isn't worth $70,imo.
that is true, I'm thinking about getting the 6790 instead of the other cards I think it will do the gaming I need to do and hold me over till I build another computer because my dvd drive went out today and I'm thinking of getting a new monitor and HD as well here is the link to the card tell me if its worth it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 6790 is a repeat of the 5830.To me they are horrible cards.Not for performance sake but power consumption.The 6790 is based off of the 68xx series but they toned done everything so it still consumes the same amount of power but performs worse.
I would recommend getting a 6850.This card comes with Deus Ex.