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Old March 26, 2010, 09:15 AM
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Default Nvidia or ATI... What to Choose.

Long Story Short, I RMAed a XFX 285BE.
XFX is sending me a ATI 5850 HD in return.

I still am running a EVGA 285 in my Rig..


The Question...

Sell the 5850 And buy another GTX 285, For SLI?
Sell the GTX 285 And buy another 5850 for Crossfire?

Im running a X48 Rampage Extream, With SLI Crack(Yes it works)

Any help would be great.
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Old March 26, 2010, 09:19 AM
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I'd take a look at the games you play the most and determine if SLi or Crossfire would be better suited for them.
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Old March 26, 2010, 09:28 AM
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the 285 is not an option, no directx 11 and tesselation
as for buy a second 5850, wait to see what nvidia have to ofer, may be sell both card and buy a new one will be a better option.
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Old March 26, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Playing BC2, Dragon Age, COD4 (still)

I have thought ABout Selling both... But when Nvidia's New stuff is Out, This Cards $$ go Down.
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Old March 26, 2010, 09:30 AM
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5850 is more powerful as a single card than a 285 no? I'd keep the 5850 and get a second just for the nicer DX11 shadows in BC2, lol.
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Old March 26, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Im just a little scared, ATI Drivers are like finger nails on a chalkboard
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I'd sell the 285 now and see what I want to do once nvidia got its cards out.
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Do ATI cards come with a Crossfire Strap?

Or is it a Motherboard thing Like Nvidia?
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Old March 26, 2010, 10:06 AM
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Im just a little scared, ATI Drivers are like finger nails on a chalkboard

may I ask what problem do you presently have with your ATI drivers ?

I ask because I don't have a single problem, and everyone told it's a problem , so where is the problem.


the bridge ( strap ) come with the card , now some motheboard come with it, but I think those are the one that need longer one
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Old March 26, 2010, 10:15 AM
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Do ATI cards come with a Crossfire Strap?

Or is it a Motherboard thing Like Nvidia?
Crossfire bridge usually come with the cards.
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