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Old 06-28-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Which graphics card to choose!?

Hi,

Presnetly I have a X1900XT which has served me well over the last year or so. However - I'm playing more games and looking to up the spec a little.

I'm using a ga965p-DS4 Mobo - so I can only consider a single card solution, as whilst it is a crossfire board, the 2nd PCIe slot runs at x4 which is pants and totally pointless.

I am thinking 8800 Ultra, or a 8800gtx or the 9800GX2? I'm only playing on a 19inch monitor and not at really high res... so I don't know what would be the best solution.

I'd like to be able to play Crysis and COD 4 and a few others at high settings, but on my modest monitor.

I hear the GX2 struggles with only 512mb on each GPU in games like crysis... is this true?

I thought if I get the 8800gtx or Ultra I could go sli (with a cheap 650i mobo) which run the cards at x8, as opposed to getting a board that can run 2 9800gx2 in quad but needing 2 x16 card slots.

About 200 ($500) so spend. - What do you guys think? Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Get the 9800GX2. Don't bother with actual SLI. It's very, very fast.
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:59 PM   #3
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Get a HD 4850/HD 4870.

Here are some reviews:

http://techreport.com/articles.x/14990/1

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=1
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Can't argue with the value of those 4850/70's.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:36 AM   #5
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Can't argue with the value of those 4850/70's.
Performance feedback from buyers is looking great too... they may just match up to all the commotion they've made.
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