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Jim August 2, 2008 06:50 PM

hd 4870x2 question
 
because I still use a crt monitor ( 1280x1024 max)will this x2 card out perform the single gpu in most games ? just trying to future proof a bit
thanks

JD August 2, 2008 07:14 PM

I think you'd be fine with a HD4850 or HD4870 even. That's a pretty low resolution and I think the HD4870X2 is geared more towards higher resolution.

It would still probably be faster though but it's up to you if its worth the extra money. Also if your using the rig in your sig, I think you're going to be CPU bound so you might consider upgrading your CPU.

Jim August 2, 2008 07:34 PM

what cpu would you recommend ?

belgolas August 2, 2008 09:50 PM

Well at that res a better cpu would be better BUT you do have it overclocked to 3.36 So you should be fine. If you want to future proff as much as possible but for a budget get a 4870 or a 4870X2 and a Q6600. Mind you Cross Fire and SLI shine at higher res.

Jim August 3, 2008 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belgolas (Post 75646)
Well at that res a better cpu would be better BUT you do have it overclocked to 3.36 So you should be fine. If you want to future proff as much as possible but for a budget get a 4870 or a 4870X2 and a Q6600. Mind you Cross Fire and SLI shine at higher res.

what makes the q6600 better , I mean does 4 cores help current games mutch? such as cod4 & up coming cod world @ war

sswilson August 3, 2008 07:19 AM

Extra cores won't help in current games, but future games should take advantage of them.

Sweet spot now for gaming is probably the E8400 if your motherboard will support it.

Jim August 3, 2008 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 75737)
Extra cores won't help in current games, but future games should take advantage of them.

Sweet spot now for gaming is probably the E8400 if your motherboard will support it.

cool thanks,guess I'm not cpu bound then

belgolas August 3, 2008 07:45 AM

Well you said you wanted to future prof yourself so a quad is going to be better then a dual core. Especially when DX11 comes out. There are a handful of games that take advantage of a quad core and not to mention when you are running a game and it may only use 2 cores but your operating system is still using up some of those cores so a quad would benefit even for dual core optimized games.

Jim August 3, 2008 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belgolas (Post 75739)
Well you said you wanted to future prof yourself so a quad is going to be better then a dual core. Especially when DX11 comes out. There are a handful of games that take advantage of a quad core and not to mention when you are running a game and it may only use 2 cores but your operating system is still using up some of those cores so a quad would benefit even for dual core optimized games.

DX11 ? oh wow didn't know about that.yea i did say future proof alright

thenewguy001 August 5, 2008 02:24 PM

Can anyone confirm a release date for this sucker? I've heard Aug 16.


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