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Which Is Better 1080p or Crossfire?

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February 1, 2012 5:21:24 AM

Which is better?
My Motherboard's Box Says It Supports Crossfire But Newegg Said
PCI Express 2.0 Single At x16 Duel At x8
Does This Work And How Do You Even Sutup Crossfire And Use It?

Basicly i don't know much about crossfire but which is better crossfire or a 1080p moniter my current is 1360 x 768 someone said it's tiny but i like ultra setting at any framerate 24fps+ high settings would work i don't care about anything but AA and resulution.

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February 1, 2012 5:23:36 AM

You have an "apples 'n oranges" question.

1080p describes a monitor's resolution - actually 1920 H X 1080 V which is much better than your present 1360 x 768. CrossFire describes using two similar AMD cards (nVidia equivalent is SLI) to speed video rendering. The greater the resolution, the harder the video card needs to work.

Your motherboard supports XF - box said so. That means it has two PCIeX16 slots. Most motherboards have a shortage of PCIe lanes. So newegg said that if you use one video card, you put it in the primary PCIe slot and it will run with all 16 PCIe lanes. If you use two video cards, the system will automatically allocate 8 PCIe lanes to each video card. The PCIe interface is fast enough that using 8 lanes for each card will not cost you any performance.
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February 1, 2012 5:30:13 AM

jsc said:
You have an "apples 'n oranges" question.

Well depends do you think my screen has a tiny resulution and getting crossfire would be great or should i upgrade?
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February 1, 2012 6:55:31 AM

whats your current card?
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February 1, 2012 9:17:23 AM

Suggestion, you may not care about resolution but 1680X1050 with high to ultra settings and fps>45 is possible, (and eye-candy as well) without either 1080p monitor(=apple) or SLI GPU config(=orange)..
cheers :) 

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February 1, 2012 10:01:06 PM

esrever said:
whats your current card?

Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870

My CPU Is a AMD FX-8120
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February 1, 2012 10:14:23 PM

you'd be better off with a 1080p monitor as the 6870 already maxes almost any game at your resolution so it would be pointless to put another one in there.

a single 6870 can do 1080p quite well as well. You can crossfire once you get more money after that.
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February 1, 2012 10:35:55 PM

no, its not an apples to oranges question, just a very poorly worded one you do not need crossfire for 720p...
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February 1, 2012 11:00:01 PM

esrever said:
you'd be better off with a 1080p monitor as the 6870 already maxes almost any game at your resolution so it would be pointless to put another one in there.

a single 6870 can do 1080p quite well as well. You can crossfire once you get more money after that.

well i don't notice that much difference between low and ultra on bf3 but ultra gets about 50% better framerate so i think medium/high maybe ultra on some things for better quality but what frame rates do you think i will get on high or ultra on 720p compared to 1080p and how much difference will i notice on 720p vs 1080p
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February 1, 2012 11:08:24 PM

Asking someone the difference between 720p and 1080p is not a good idea. To get the real answer, try 1080p for yourself and ask yourself whether you really like it better.

And to answer your question, do not go with CF. If you have money to use on either CF or a 1080p monitor; choose the monitor. As CF will not be of use to you, as a single 6870 will do fine (As stated above)
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February 1, 2012 11:12:24 PM

melikepie said:
well i don't notice that much difference between low and ultra on bf3 but ultra gets about 50% better framerate so i think medium/high maybe ultra on some things for better quality but what frame rates do you think i will get on high or ultra on 720p compared to 1080p and how much difference will i notice on 720p vs 1080p

i mean 50% better framerates on low lol
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