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Hi all -
I have an Asus Rampage II Extreme 1366 x58 motherboard with an Core i7 940 2.93gz processor.

RAM: 6gb Corsair Dominator DD3 1600 triple channel

Video cards: Dual AIT Radeon 4870 x2's in crossfire mode

I am noticing that games like Battlefield 3 and (I imagine the upcoming COD MW3) lag a bit more for me.

What upgrades do you recommend? RAM? New video Cards?, replace everything?
When you says 4870 x2 you mean (2) single GPU 4870 on CF right? If it's the dual GPU 4870X2 then that would be a quad CF. I don't think you'll lag with the quad CF.
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When you says 4870 x2 you mean (2) single GPU 4870 on CF right? If it's the dual GPU 4870X2 then that would be a quad CF. I don't think you'll lag with the quad CF.
I think he's probably running into driver/scaling issues with quad CF. I don't think it's ever a good idea to get quad CF, to be honest. Better to get a pair of high end cards and periodically replace them with the next gen, if needed.
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I honestly can't tell if people are joking when they say CF scales better than SLI
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I honestly can't tell if people are joking when they say CF scales better than SLI
Why not?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...g,2865-10.html

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4254/t...caling-part1/4
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A pair of 4870X2's is not really a weak graphics setup yet. Do you have the latest drivers for them?
Also, is your CPU overclocked? If not, get a decent cooler and you could hit 4Ghz.
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A pair of 4870X2's is not really a weak graphics setup yet. Do you have the latest drivers for them?
Also, is your CPU overclocked? If not, get a decent cooler and you could hit 4Ghz.
I agree with you on this. I actually used (2) 4870X2 for 2 years now. Though I been thinking of upgrading it's not something I'm going to probably do (not in 3 more months). It's still a capable video card. Even better than most newer video cards (not the expensive ones).

The thing with this video card is that lots of people who used (2) of the single GPU version of the video card often referred of what they're using as X2 when they're only using (2) of the single GPU make. I used (1) of this single GPU 4870 before & it's very weak.

I believed this guy who started this forum used (2) of this single GPU 4870 & mistakenly referred it as X2.
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There is no need to OC the CPU. I'm running a older Q6700 at stock 2.67ghz and I'm able to max the BF3 @1080p with 2 460 GTX 1gb video cards. When I say max i do mean EVERYTHING. I also have v-sync on and the lowest i have seen is 55 fps. I have v-sync on only because I don't like the tearing of the screen that i sometimes get.
I do know that the card that you have are powerful cards but they seem to be couple of generations behind and it might be a good idea to sell those and get another setup weather a CF or SLI.
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There is no need to OC the CPU. I'm running a older Q6700 at stock 2.67ghz and I'm able to max the BF3 @1080p with 2 460 GTX 1gb video cards. When I say max i do mean EVERYTHING. I also have v-sync on and the lowest i have seen is 55 fps. I have v-sync on only because I don't like the tearing of the screen that i sometimes get.
I do know that the card that you have are powerful cards but they seem to be couple of generations behind and it might be a good idea to sell those and get another setup weather a CF or SLI.
I disagree. The 460 you're using are also old & less capable than the 4870X2 if that's what he's using in quad CF (which I highly doubt).

Anyway, here's the benchmarks of the (2) cards. There's no way that a GTX 460 can bet the Radeon 4870X2 in all benchmarks (except power & noise level).

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/174?vs=156

There's also noway for you to maxout BF3 with your 460 video card. Frostbite 2 is a very demanding game engine. Coupled with a bug full browser based game you won't be able to play this game on maximum setting.
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I disagree. The 460 you're using are also old & less capable than the 4870X2 if that's what he's using in quad CF (which I highly doubt).

Anyway, here's the benchmarks of the (2) cards. There's no way that a GTX 460 can bet the Radeon 4870X2 in all benchmarks (except power & noise level).

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/174?vs=156

There's also noway for you to maxout BF3 with your 460 video card. Frostbite 2 is a very demanding game engine. Coupled with a bug full browser based game you won't be able to play this game on maximum setting.
He's running a pair of 1GB GTX 460's in SLI. That should be enough to max out BF3 at 1080p, at least with AA turned off.
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Meh, unless you want Dx11 don't upgrade. Your quad fire is more powerful than a single 580. If you want to upgrade get 2 580, otherwise stay with what you have
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