Hey, since you guys seem like you are pretty good with graphics (your badges). I was wondering if you could assist me. I'm building a machine with an AMD x4 975 BE and a ASUS M5A97 Mobo, and a TX750 corsair gaming enthusiast. All this time I have been thinking AMD gpu since I'm going with an AMD cpu, but that's not how it works and I have been trying to explore nVIDA options but all the different versions of the same card confuse me (example TI, fermi, GTS, GT, GTX, and so on). I know the TI is suppose to stand for titanium and Fermi is the architecture but it's still all confusing figuring it out in one night. My previous option was an AMD 6870, it's a decent card for under $200 dollars and that's my price for now. Do you know of any other cards nVIDIA or AMD that out preform the 6870 for under 200 bucks? My friend built his system with a nVidia 480 Fermi, but yeah.
I'm not sure, I haven't talked to him in a while he's too busy playing Diablo 3 on it. We also only talk over Skype. But it seems to be better than the 6870 in benchmarks, but it uses a lot of power as well doesn't it? I know the 750 should handle it?
I'm buying later this summer and during that time I will do more research and develop an opinion on the topic of my own, but pretty much the 480 will out preform the 6870 in most applications/games/benchmarks right?
I gained around 10fps on minimums and average fps.
If you play with only 2xmsaa and ssao, the 480 can handle it easily at stock clocks.
Lol Sorry for the 150 questions. What do you think the max temps should be coming from this card with stock cooler under full load? Just to be sure I don't get a bad or defective heatsink. Like what temps should I start to be concerned?
How can a mobo only support crossfire and or SLI and a PSU support SLI and or crossfire? Aren't they pretty much the same thing? My mobo says it is crossfire x support, and my PSU says it has SLI support but not crossfire? how can a psu not support one but not the other.
I'm having a problem though lol. My CPU just went out of stock >
I read a article somewhere that that'd be happening soon. It's out of stock on new egg, I'm hoping they will still have it someone else by the time I order. My luck is amazingg > lol....
Well I assume we are getting off topic a bit talking about cpu's and all, and I'm going to head to bed or get off for a bit I have been up all night. Is it okay if I message sometime if I have any issues or problems?