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Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what would be the best ati video card for 70-100 bux (not including shipping). my goal is to be able to play crysis on medium at 1280*1024 at ~25 fps dx9

would rather it be ati because i bought a crossfire-able mobo, thinking in future to crossfire with the same card.

dont tell me to get nvidia
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4760 is gonna be your best bet
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Or a 4830.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4830/HTDP/512MD3 Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards 4830 $89-$20mir



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jk Even if you did want nvidia I don't think you can beat the 4830 in that price range.
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4830 is like premium performance for the cost of a budget card.
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I really don't get the difference between nvidia and ATI, except ive had bad experiences with nvidia in the past. i think I'm going to go with a 4830, 500w power supply is enough, right?
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the 9800gt would out perform the 4830 in crysis. and your psu should be fine

the 4670 is not going to cut it in crysis playing at medium settings.
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... thanks, but i'm going to go ati on this one. ive heard great things about the 4830.
Im not a hardcore gamer, and the 4830 seems to fit in my price range, and eventually i can crossfire it.

"Sort of like having lots of small processors in parallel, each with a simple isntruction, instead of crunching big complex instructions on a single Algorithmic Logic Unit.
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lol, makes me laugh every time i read it
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... thanks, but i'm going to go ati on this one. ive heard great things about the 4830.
Im not a hardcore gamer, and the 4830 seems to fit in my price range, and eventually i can crossfire it.

"Sort of like having lots of small processors in parallel, each with a simple isntruction, instead of crunching big complex instructions on a single Algorithmic Logic Unit.
If you want to mine coal, you can have one big welshman with a huge pickaxe, but lots and lots of mexican children with spoons will get you more coal."

lol, makes me laugh every time i read it
The HD 4830 is the faster card, but since Crysis is partly sponsored to nVIdia, the game is more biased to nVIdia architecture, so it might get a few extra FPS as opposed to the HD 4830...

But overall the HD 4830 is just better, and its a steal for the price
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thanks vernong, i'm not worried about a few fps. heck, my monitors 1280*1024, so it can't be that bad.
if i get a 4850(eventually) and cf, will it cripple the 4850?
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