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How do I know if a game uses a lot of tesselation or not?

I'm mainly going to be playing Crysis, Crysis 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, GRID, Dirt 3, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: The Run, Bulletstorm, Homefront, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Batman: Arkham City.

Which card should I get for all of those?


I'm not going to be running at 1080p. o which card is best for those games and at running around 720p? Sorry if I'm asking too much. But this stuff is critical as I need the best bang for my buck.

Do you plan on going to a higher resolution or not? If you want to play at only 720p then It is safe to say the GTX 460 768 MB SLI is the best bank for your buck. and it is faster than a GTX 560 Ti or HD6950.
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If you are sticking with your current monitor for a while, go for the 768MB 460 SLI setup. If you're going to 1080p in the near future, grab a 560ti/6950 OR see if you can stretch your budget for 1GB 460 SLI (you can always grab one 460 now, and then add another one later).

That's what I would do at least smile.gif
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight;15225366 
Do you plan on going to a higher resolution or not? If you want to play at only 720p then It is safe to say the GTX 460 768 MB SLI is the best bank for your buck. and it is faster than a GTX 560 Ti or HD6950.

No. I'm not gonna go to 1080p as I don't have the money.

But I hear that not every game supports SLI officially and that the performance on those games would be equal to that of a single 460?
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OP I would get a single 460 1Gb for now and then add another as you can. It's true that 768Mb would be enough for your current resolution, but going forward the 1gb is a much better idea, and you can certainly get buy on just the single 460 1gb for a while until you can get the extra money for a second one. Dual 460 1gbs will be a powerful setup that you can use for longer than the 768Mb and is well worth the price difference IMO for any resolution.

EDIT: second or third time sumo has had the right idea today. smile.gif
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Op asked about $200 cards. 560Ti, 6950, 3x5770 is pretty much out, unless you're planning on buying used (which is also a good option). For $200, 2 460's or 2 5770's (new) are your best options.

5770 in crossfire is barely faster than a 6850, if at all. The 6850 would be a better choice with a $200 budget because you'd still have cash to spare over dual 5770 while maintaining the same performance.
However, if I were you I'd get one of these two:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-HD687XCNFC-6870-MINIDP/dp/B005FPT37Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318097259&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: XFX AMD Radeon HD687XCNFC HD 6870 900M 2GB DDR5 DUAL MINIDP HDMI DUAL DVI PCI-E: Electronics[/ame]
2GB HD 6870 for bf3!
--or--
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125390&Tpk=560%20soc
A 560 non-ti already @ 900mhz because of its OC potential.
 
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But I hear that not every game supports SLI officially and that the performance on those games would be equal to that of a single 460?

Pretty much all recent, recognizable games will support SLI. Even if you run into a game that doesn't support it, a single 460 will still be fantastic at your resolution.
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No. I'm not gonna go to 1080p as I don't have the money.

But I hear that not every game supports SLI officially and that the performance on those games would be equal to that of a single 460?

Yes. Thats true It depends on the game if it is SLI optimized/supported or not. With games that not SLI supported/optimized then you will be running with only single GTX 460 768 MB performance. Which is noticeably slower than a HD6950/GTX 560 Ti.

But as I can see most of your games you mentioned may benefit from SLI.
If you play for example an exceptional and or a very old game that a single 460 is already overkill 100+ fps then it won't heart you too much if SLI didn't work I think smile.gif .
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight;15225463 
Yes. Thats true It depends on the game if it is SLI optimized/supported or not. With games that not SLI supported/optimized then you will be running with only single GTX 460 768 MB performance. Which is noticeably slower than a HD6950/GTX 560 Ti.

But as I can see most of your games you mentioned may benefit from SLI.
If you play for example an exceptional and or a very old game that a single 460 is already overkill 100+ fps then it won't heart you too much if SLI didn't work I think smile.gif .

Well, I'm just get SLI 1GB 460s instead for better performance.
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Why not spend a couple bucks more for the 1GB 460's in SLI? Faster bandwidth, more memory, win. Thats just my opinion though. They're only 150 or so for the 1GB versions.
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5770 in crossfire is barely faster than a 6850, if at all. The 6850 would be a better choice with a $200 budget because you'd still have cash to spare over dual 5770 while maintaining the same performance.
However, if I were you I'd get one of these two:
Amazon.com: XFX AMD Radeon HD687XCNFC HD 6870 900M 2GB DDR5 DUAL MINIDP HDMI DUAL DVI PCI-E: Electronics
2GB HD 6870 for bf3!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125390&Tpk=560%20soc
A 560 non-ti already @ 900mhz because of its OC potential.
Not true, CF 5770 is pretty close to a 5870, but the 6850 is a little behind the 5850 in most games.
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