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Para_Franck April 24, 2008 04:18 PM

??? to X-Fire or not to X-Fire ???
 
Here it is: should I Xfire my baby, or not? I was thinking a second HIS 3850 IceQ3 Turbo would be nice or a 3870 Turbo (To have a nice clean set-up) I will be gaming a lot more this summer, so It could be interesting to have video crunching power.

I have read that the X2's are not potent enough to maximize X-fire, is that true?

I run a 5600+ at 3,25 Ghz on a DFI 790FX Mobo. I have 2 gig of Corsair XMS2 ddr2-800 4-4-4-12. I also run win XP. I am considering Win Vista, but I am still not sure.

So Would X-fire be a good solution for my setup? If so, would I be better with a second 3850 Turbo, or a 3870 Turbo, or should I wait for the 48xx series that are due to roll out in a few weeks?

Para

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Cheator April 24, 2008 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Para_Franck (Post 53847)
Here it is: should I Xfire my baby, or not? I was thinking a second HIS 3850 IceQ3 Turbo would be nice or a 3870 Turbo (To have a nice clean set-up) I will be gaming a lot more this summer, so It could be interesting to have video crunching power.

I have read that the X2's are not potent enough to maximize X-fire, is that true?

I run a 5600+ at 3,25 Ghz on a DFI 790FX Mobo. I have 2 gig of Corsair XMS2 ddr2-800 4-4-4-12. I also run win XP. I am considering Win Vista, but I am still not sure.

So Would X-fire be a good solution for my setup? If so, would I be better with a second 3850 Turbo, or a 3870 Turbo, or should I wait for the 48xx series that are due to roll out in a few weeks?

Para

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The X2s seem to perform on par with 2 of the same card. I know i just CFed 2 3850s and I love them! I'd say go for it man.

CMetaphor April 24, 2008 04:55 PM

How big is your monitor? Anything over at 20'' widescreen and you'l see more of benefits in any SLI/XFire setup. Also, once you have it, start cranking up that AA and AF in your games! Trust me, you'll notice the difference! :thumb:

Para_Franck April 24, 2008 05:48 PM

I actually use my 32'' HDTV as a monitor, I think she supports 1368 X 768 native. I will be checking my TV specs. Trust me, when you sit at about 7 feet from de TV (wich is about the distance my chair is) the image is Sweet on this LCD TV.


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