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Originally Posted by Lord_Hate
1 more question: is crossfire the ATI term for SLI?
It's the same idea (multi-GPU solution, I believe is the term used).

However, it works COMPLETELY differently. SLi works better, Crossfire looks better. I'd cast my vote for an x1900xt.
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post #12 of 31
what do you plan on playing?
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post #13 of 31
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Yeah, I forgot to say that depending on your taste... HDR makes things UGLY.
u can turn those settings down though right???
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post #14 of 31
yea but if your not going to use them your better off with an nvidia card becaus they have better geometry.
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what do you plan on playing?
no big deal. oblivion, counter strike, Ultima, and lots of movies.
im a "Backer Upper" HeHeHe
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post #16 of 31
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Yeah, I forgot to say that depending on your taste... HDR makes things UGLY.
I wouldnt say that. I wouldnt play Oblivion without it.
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High Dynamic Range and Anti-Aliasing.

Only ATi cards can do this, not nVidia cards.
This is true in most games, not all. You can do HDR and AA in the Half Life 2 series and any game with the source engine.
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post #18 of 31
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Can sombody please give like a selection of 3 cards in my budget. srry not like i dont wanna deside myself but i feel "slightly" overwelmed over all the video card selection.
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post #19 of 31
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This is true in most games, not all. You can do HDR and AA in the Half Life 2 series and any game with the source engine.
Yes half life... I plan on getting my hands on it too.
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post #20 of 31
I think the x1900xt is a great card for your buck, you could find one for $250ish on tigerdirect (USD funds). It does better than a 7950gt in all benchmarks and is cheaper, but crossfire with two of them seems to do worse than two 7950gt's. Also you can't run Crossfire on anything other than a crossfire board, and vice versa with SLI. Again, just buy a single x1900xt.
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