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TheClairvoyant

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#1 9 years ago

I think I've got my custom computer all set up, except for the video card. I think I have it narrowed down to the Radeon 4870x2 2GB and the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. I plan on playing WoW, Crysis, GTA4, and Starcraft 2 (when it comes out). Those are the more demanding games I want to play. I know that WoW doesn't support multiple GPU's, so I'd be on one 4870 1GB for that. But everything else would be slightly better than the 285. Is the performance loss in WoW and extra cost worth the better performance in other games?




kow_ciller

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#2 9 years ago

Yes. But I say wait for 58xx cards to come out. Cheaper and faster, you cant complain at that.




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#3 9 years ago

4870x2. A single 4870 can do most new games justice, and max out all old games, so doubling that would assure that you can max out both old and new games.

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kow_ciller;4929178Yes. But I say wait for 58xx cards to come out. Cheaper and faster, you cant complain at that.

If that's the case, wait for them to come out instead.




TheClairvoyant

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#4 9 years ago

Man, some fast replies. Thanks for the advice. Seeing as I'm starting from scratch, it's not like I'm barely upgrading from an already good card. I may just end up waiting.




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#5 9 years ago

I would go with the GTX 285, but that's just me. The general consensus of this forum tends to lean in favor of ATi. The GTX 285 is basically the best single-card GPU out there, and are absolutely dominating in SLI. I would get one now, and maybe get a second one for SLI later on down the road.




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#6 9 years ago
Is the performance loss in WoW and extra cost worth the better performance in other games?

Please. Can we clear something up? I bought a video card four, nearly five years ago, for about $100 at the time. And even that can max out WoW perfectly fine. A single 4870 would have no trouble with it at all.

I would go with the 4870X2, seeing as it's got better performance than the 285. However, may I inquire as to why you are going with the 4870X2, when for the same price you could get 2 4890s or 2 GTX275s, both of which would provide even better performance again?




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#7 9 years ago

I say go for either a single 4890 or a GTX 275. No sense in spending big bucks on a card now when they are soon going to be replaced by newer and better models. That way you could save a big chunk of your money for when the 5800 and GTX 300 cards are released.

The general consensus of this forum tends to lean in favor of ATi.

Heh, back when the 8800's were dominating barely anybody even mentioned ATI.




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#8 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4929178Yes. But I say wait for 58xx cards to come out. Cheaper and faster, you cant complain at that.

I'd rather wait to see the comparison when the GTX 3XX series arrives.


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#9 9 years ago
*The.Doctor;4929216Heh, back when the 8800's were dominating barely anybody even mentioned ATI.

Haha, I remember getting my 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 and how it was the newest, most high tech shit ever. =p

Now it's ancient technology. I might as well be processing graphics with a pen and notepad. :D




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#10 9 years ago
Zamamee;4929265Now it's ancient technology. I might as well be processing graphics with a pen and notepad. :D

Email that idea to ATI, knowing their technology, it could be better. I've just always had bad problems with ATI crap.