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Old 11-30-2008, 06:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would get the UD5, the extreme has like extra LEDS or something, and has a better heatsink, that you won't need, unless you plan to fry your mobo, which is impossible, because I think the cap for a 920 is 4.4GHz.

The DS4 is 16/8/8 pci-e speeds, which isn't as future proof.
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the extreme just has a waterblock and a super big heatsink lol
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What numbers could I expect from the DS4 alone? I plan on playing the max res the video card can offer. 2500x1*** or something of the sort?
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2560x1600 wow you have a 30 inch monitor??

then get the ud5... so you can have both 16x Slots
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27" monitor actually 780p I believe so I may not be able to achieve the resolution I desire. I am leaning towards the ud5 because of the dual 16x versus 16x 8x.
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^^^TOLD YOU!!!!

My son, get 2 Sapphire 4870 1GB, and you will your pants, like when you were 2 years old.

+1 for UD5, oh wait, I already did...
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ya, i use a 40 inch tv its only 1920x1080
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^^^TOLD YOU!!!!

My son, get 2 Sapphire 4870 1GB, and you will your pants, like when you were 2 years old.
2 4870? Wouldn't the 4870x2 put out the same performance except on one card?
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I see so 1920x1080 is the resolution I will most likely be running?
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You cand do that, but it gets hot. I think they are coming out with a new Sapphire 4870X2, and it's similar to the 4850X2. But the other Sapphire 4870X2 is pretty good. What's the default resolution of your monitor?
4870x2: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
4870 1GB: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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