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This chart says that a Radeon HD 5670 can by Hybrid Crossfired w/Radeon HD 4290. Is this true? I have searched everywhere for more detail to no avail.

The only PC game I play right now is SC2, and I just started playing it at mostly low settings (I think it helps me play better). So I decided to downgrade my GTX 460 because I am obviously not using it.

The Radeon HD 4290 works OK, but I play on 1080p resolution and only average 45fps. That's why I wanted to Hybrid Crossfire w/Radeon HD 5670.
Edited by charlie310 - 5/19/11 at 6:11am
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Can't stand playing it on low. It's way harder to see units die since they just disappear. Same with spells. It just looks too good to run it at low.

Even if you wanted to play on low, the 460 would have been best, but your CPU would limit performance. If you only play Starcraft 2 and want best performance, any of the Intel ix processors kill any AMD chip in that game right now.
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Can't stand playing it on low. It's way harder to see units die since they just disappear. Same with spells. It just looks too good to run it at low.

Even if you wanted to play on low, the 460 would have been best, but your CPU would limit performance. If you only play Starcraft 2 and want best performance, any of the Intel ix processors kill any AMD chip in that game right now.
Most pros play on low settings.


It doesn't make sense to utilize like only 25% of my GTX 460 for SC2 when I can just sell it for $100 and use something else that's way cheaper.

So you think SC2 (known as a low graphics-demanding game) is not going to run well on LOW-SETTINGS on a GTX 460 unless I get an Intel iX CPU? Are you being serious, or are you just trolling?

Lastly, this thread is not about Intel having better CPUs than AMD, or Low vs High Settings in SC2. It was about Hybrid Crossfire 4290 w/ 5670.
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NVM. I guess the chart answers my question. BTW, the chart is different from the one on their website (which is extremely out-dated). It seems like everything on their website is outdated. Anyways, it may not support it now, but will in the future. TBH, I don't think the 4290 will help the 5670 much at all. Case closed.
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My point on Intel vs AMD for starcraft 2 was that you are going to be pretty limited with your chip, even on low.

And no, I said even on Low the 460 would be better then either the 4250(which will chug even at low in battle, certain maps with lava lot's of space) which I've done before, or the 5670.

I wouldn't say most of the pros use low, which you can see if you watch their streams. Sometimes it's done because they can't stream high as well.

Also if you're trying to be like the pros, they most likely use Intel since they know that's what's going to get them the smoothest experience regardless of settings because Starcraft 2 only uses 2 threads.

I don't see why you would bring up pros, then get defensive when told what will get you the best experience if you are looking to do so like they do.

Only problem with selling your 460 is they aren't worth that much anymore and getting something that will let you run it even on low at 60 fps(which your processor might not be able to do) is going to only net you 30-40 bucks out of the sale. Then if you are disappointed, you're just throwing money out the window.
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My point on Intel vs AMD for starcraft 2 was that you are going to be pretty limited with your chip, even on low.

And no, I said even on Low the 460 would be better then either the 4250(which will chug even at low in battle, certain maps with lava lot's of space) which I've done before, or the 5670.
Yes, obviously the GTX 460 would play SC2 better than a 4250 & 5670. I think everyone knows that.

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I wouldn't say most of the pros use low, which you can see if you watch their streams. Sometimes it's done because they can't stream high as well.

Also if you're trying to be like the pros, they most likely use Intel since they know that's what's going to get them the smoothest experience regardless of settings because Starcraft 2 only uses 2 threads.

I don't see why you would bring up pros, then get defensive when told what will get you the best experience if you are looking to do so like they do.
Yes, most pros use low settings. I thought that was common knowledge. Yes, there are a few who use high settings. But MOST of them play on low. You can look it up if you want. My point is "playing on low settings has its advantages" period.

I am not getting defensive. Frankly, I just think what you said doesn't make sense. So, I should sell my MOBO and CPU, and get an Intel board w/i3 so I can play SC2 on ALL LOW SETTINGS because a Phenom x4 840 is not good enough? You do know what the minimum system requirements are, right? My 3 year old laptop w/Intel MHD4500 can run this game on low. This is not Crysis 2 here.

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Only problem with selling your 460 is they aren't worth that much anymore and getting something that will let you run it even on low at 60 fps(which your processor might not be able to do) is going to only net you 30-40 bucks out of the sale. Then if you are disappointed, you're just throwing money out the window.
You actually said something that makes sense. But, I decided to just pocket $100 and use my 4290 by itself. Worse case scenario, I OC it. Even at stock, 4v4 games are playable (textures are at medium).
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