4770 x2 Xfire

therealleeroy

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I'm planning on buying 2 Radeon HD 4770s and I'm wondering which motherboard(~150 possibly?) would work well/best with them.

Also, I wanted to know if the performance lost between pci-e x16 and x8 is significant enough to go for dual pci-e 2.0 x16 slots on a mobo.

~Thanks for any help
 

sefit

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+1 to both + monitor resolution (at least 1650*1080 otherwise no sense)

being you I would go for 4890, price is pretty much same, no possible CF related problems and you have still chance to go CF when needed in future
 
The 4770 looks really good on paper, but if you play graphics intensive games the card/cards will tank. Take a look at FarCry2 bench marks with this card. Games are getting tougher on cards as time goes on. If this is for "fun" and not for long term try them out, otherwise go for higher end products with at least a gig of memory.
 

maiacroky

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FarCry2 1920x1200 4xAA MaxAF

hd4770 in crossfire mode 63fps
hd4890 59fps
gtx 275 56fps

My question is: What the hell are you talking about ?
 


I know about the res. There are other links if you care to look. These little cards aren't bad but I couldn't get them to work to my expectations and I wouldn't buy them this close to the new hardware ( DX11 ) coming out.... not to mention new games. You think they won't be more demanding that the ones already out ? Put 1gig of memory on them and I might think about it...bleh! I doubt a whole lot that these cards don't spit and sputter on some of these games too. Buy me a pair and I'll let you know.

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=828
 

maiacroky

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I agree with you, but i don't think that's the question.

When it comes to HD gaming you have to adapt your needs to the hardware you have. Means, if you're using a 30" monitor and play games at resolutions higher than 2000 with max eye candy, then sure, you should buy another card. That's why there is high end versions.

Gamers using 22" or 20" monitors playing at 1650 with max eye candy don't need more than two 4770's to suit their needs. Unless you're an fps freak of course ;) ...
 

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even then... two hd 4770's are hard to beat