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gtx 295 or ati 5870

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well Bosco i am just building a gaming rig and want something powerful that will run anything thrown at it for awhile.

 

 

What resolution are you running?

i ask because it would be pointless to get a few 5870's if you cant even use the full power of them

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What resolution are you running?

i ask because it would be pointless to get a few 5870's if you cant even use the full power of them

5850/280/285 are waste if you have smaller than 20 inch

 

 

as for 5870 i think it is a waste if you play under 1920*1080

it gives amazing performance at 2560*1600

 

because if you play 1650*1050 5850 is good for that also 280 / 285

 

 

note : gtx 200 were included just for example ......:)

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i have a 26" acer wide screen monitor using a resolution of 1920 x 1200. and planning on adding another one.

5870.... :thumbs-up:

 

but if you changed your mind about the other display then 5850

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5870.... :thumbs-up:

 

but if you changed your mind about the other display then 5850

 

even without the second display i think he would be best suited for a 5870 over a 5850

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so if i go with the 5870 would it make sense to do cross fire or not.

get the card , play with it , play crysis /warhead

 

and max the settings out even the AA and tell us the results , if you are happy with it , then i think there is no need for cf for now

if not then get another but i really think that you will be happy with it

if you want to run cf 5850 will make sense that is what i think

 

any way get one card and decide another one or not

 

 

even if you want to get that second monitor cf will not be needed thanks to ATI eyefinity

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well i am coming from nvidia cards i will go with the ati and see what happens. also what is the scope on the physx for ati cards.

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well i am coming from nvidia cards i will go with the ati and see what happens. also what is the scope on the physx for ati cards.

just buy a cheap nvidia car with a good shader count, and run that as your PPU. (windows 7 only)

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