Ok so this is the deal, I want to max out crysis with setting @ very high 4XAA and dont want to go blow 30 FPS what GPU setup would be the best ? my spec are in my sig and i am playing @ 1680X1050 rez

Or should i want for the new GPUs to come out and then see ? like a ati 5XXX

was trhinking about a 4870 in Xfire or 4870X2 GPU

Oh and plz dont say your card is all you need like some other cough max cough max pc forums

Thanks
 
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1. Likely a 4850 x2 would get you that.

2. At a good price? Not really, at least not for about 4 months after the release when prices drop on them. However when they come out the prices on the 4XXX will go down so if you see nothing you like you can still get a 4XXX for cheaper.

3. I was saying 2 of the 4870 x2 in quad fire would be over kill.


If you are doing 2 single 4870's in crossfire I would say get 1 4870 x2 as it scales better when on a single card. Two 4890's in crossfire would in a way be over kill but you would have your computer futrue proof for sometime and the XXX editions are amazingly powerful on top of that. And you can get them for around $220 at tiger direct so they are a steal.

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Why would you buy a 260 only to then later go crossfire?

The value of the upgrade will be questionable at your resolution. Given that the new 5000 series is right around the corner, you are best to wait for dx11.

If you must spend cash money on a new gpu now.. the 4870x2 or 4870crossfire is fine (I would go with two cards over one in this case, they are cheaper).. may as well pick up a better display while you are at it.
 

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at 1680X1050 the 4870 x2 should be able to do it. Can't say for sure. 2 of them seems like overkill at that res though. You could try crossfiring 2 4890's though. Maybe the XFX XT or XXX model. The XXX is clocked just short of 1 GHz


That is if you don't want to wait. If you can then hold off on the DX11 cards.
 


1. I put together this system 6 months before i seen this website. The last PC i built was 5 years ago so i was lost in terms of new hardware. I was going to buy a 4870 but a friend said he hade alot of problems with the drivers ect so i went with the 260 ( this was my fault, anyways what is done is done. My board will do xfire so i would like to try it :) Anyways i got this card for 169 with a free game and a 30 dallor MIR so it was not much at all :)

2. I dont need anything its more of a want and a hobbie ( I work i play simpple as that )

3. I can wait and if you think i should i will

4. whats wrong with my display ?

Thanks m8
 


1. If 4870X2 is over kill for the rez then what will give me more min FPS say 30 in crysis

2. I can wait if you think the new 5XXX will offer a better card for this rez @ a good price

3. If a 4870x2 would be over kill 2 4890s in Xfire would be over kill to no?

Oh i was not going to xfire 2 4780x2 i was going to get 2 4870 in xfire or a 4870x2

One card the 4780X2 is a xfire setup on a single board x4870s would be xfire

Anyways there has to be something better @ my rez then just a GTX 260 192


Thanks nik
 

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1. Likely a 4850 x2 would get you that.

2. At a good price? Not really, at least not for about 4 months after the release when prices drop on them. However when they come out the prices on the 4XXX will go down so if you see nothing you like you can still get a 4XXX for cheaper.

3. I was saying 2 of the 4870 x2 in quad fire would be over kill.


If you are doing 2 single 4870's in crossfire I would say get 1 4870 x2 as it scales better when on a single card. Two 4890's in crossfire would in a way be over kill but you would have your computer futrue proof for sometime and the XXX editions are amazingly powerful on top of that. And you can get them for around $220 at tiger direct so they are a steal.
 
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darkvine

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Nothing is wrong with it. Just small. The higher the res the more details you get, playing games at higher res tend to look better. Down side is you need powerful cards to drive that higher res.

If you ask most gamers they are likely running games at 1920x1080 or higher.