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Old 07-07-2008, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI

did finally have my final spec but looks like it may change again, what graphics cards would be best

2x HIS ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Crossfire

2x BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC 896MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - SLI

the HD 4870's are £65 cheaper about $130 usd cheaper.

so which ones would i get better peformance out off, also i hear that the HD4870's are not compatiable with all games.

please advise thanks.

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Old 07-07-2008, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 4870 is an excellent card. Basically its going to depend on what motherboard you currently have. Also, having run both SLI and Crossfire, i prefer crossfire as its easier to work with, and lets you keep dual monitor support.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 4870 is an excellent card. Basically its going to depend on what motherboard you currently have. Also, having run both SLI and Crossfire, i prefer crossfire as its easier to work with, and lets you keep dual monitor support.
hi havent purchased anything yet this is the spec the system was going to be:

NZXT LEXA BlackLine Blue Mid Tower Case With LCD
EVGA 750I FTW motherboard
896MB BFG Tech GTX 260 OC, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 1998MHz, GPU 590MHz, 192 Cores, 2x DL DVI/HDTV x 2 SLI
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-18
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 2.40GHz
Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB 32mb cache harddrive
750W TX Corsair PSU, single 12V rail, energy efficient, quiet & cool
22" HD Ready LCD

so as i have not purchased anything i can go either way SLI or Crossfire, will obviously need to change my Motherboard choice if i go with crossfire.
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The 4870 actually outperforms the 260 for less money. Before the 4870s came out i would have told you 750i and 2 Nvidia cards, but this time around, ATI definately won.
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The 4870 actually outperforms the 260 for less money. Before the 4870s came out i would have told you 750i and 2 Nvidia cards, but this time around, ATI definately won.
thanks alot looks like you have confirmed what a few other ppl have told me, will be going for 4870's in crossfire. will you be able to reccomend a good motherboard thats supports crossfire.

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Get an x38/X48/P45 board from your retailer, because 750i FTW is for SLI only
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He probably should stay away from p45, they don't have full 16x/16x crossfire do they?
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thats too bad because the asus maximus II looks so lovely. I want to marry it.
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Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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