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Old 03-29-2009, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I'm doing a build soon but I still have to order a graphics card, and I'm going to be gaming on a 24" Samsung Syncmaster, so I can play at the res of 1920x1200, and I'm just wondering what recommendation on GPU(s) do you give? I'm looking for a frame rate of about 50FPS on Crysis with all Very High settings...thanks a lot for the help guys - Sam. PS:I would like the cheapest route, if this includes doing SLI, my mobo is an EVGA x58 SLI model...if you needed that info.

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Old 03-29-2009, 01:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how much is your budget. My guess is you would want a gtx 285 or a 4870 1gb.

and if you want 50fps on crysis you would probably want more horsepower. With that comes a high expense. Those cards will give you good frame rates on all other games at high settings 1920 x 1200

here is a good fps comparison.

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Single cards crysis warhead 1920 x 1200 high settings
4870 1gb = 28fps
gts285 = 38fps
gtx295 = 49fps

Of course as the fps go up so does the price.

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Wait a week and by then we should see the release of the 4890 and GTX275.
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do u think the 4870 will drop in price when that happens? Im about 1 and a half weeks from buying a 4870 1gb for around $235 CND
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do u think the 4870 will drop in price when that happens? Im about 1 and a half weeks from buying a 4870 1gb for around $235 CND
I doubt it. Its pretty cheap already after a few price drops.

Playing crysis on max at 1920x1200 with AA will require at least a GTX285 to be comfortable. Mine gets 50fps at 1650x1280 with AA, so i think on a higher res a hd4870 would start to struggle as soon as you put some AA on. A 4870x2 or GTX295 will do it with ease, but again they are more pricey.
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Im planning on an i7 build, 6 gigs ddr3@2000mhz, 4870 1gb clocked a bit. I have a 24 inch monitor @ 1920x1200 what do u think id get on crysis maxed? would it be playable?

Also, would another 4870 in crossfire help it out?
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Depends on how much you want to spend.

If price is of no concern, a GTX 295

If you want something about 350 ish, GTX 285

Something about 300 ish, a GTX 280

If less then about 280, look for a GTX 260+ or a 1 GB 4870.

I would just go with a GTX 295 or GTX 285 if your going to get a bigger moniter at some point.
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I get 25 fps average in Crysis vanilla with this rig at very high and no AA on a 1920x1200 monitor. Warhead must be a world more optimized if you see a 13 fps increase and then with AA. That is a lot for Crysis.
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^ 25FPS average, that's what i get very high at 1680x1050. man 1920x1200 must be a killer res.

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Crysis vanilla? Is that some kind of awsome ice cream I don't know about yet?


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