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What GPU is the best to play games at 2560x1600. I was thinking a 3870X2 or maybe a SLI GTS 512, but the 3870X2 would be a lot cheaper because I wouldn't have to buy a new mobo and maybe a PSU. Does anyone have any experience running the 3870X2 at 2560x1600, 1920x1200, or 1920x1080?
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What GPU is the best to play games at 2560x1600. I was thinking a 3870X2 or maybe a SLI GTS 512, but the 3870X2 would be a lot cheaper because I wouldn't have to buy a new mobo and maybe a PSU. Does anyone have any experience running the 3870X2 at 2560x1600, 1920x1200, or 1920x1080?
The benchmark results I've seen show the 3870X2 at the top of the pack for 2560x1600.
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Indeed, the 3870x2 is the king of the hill at that res.

SLi GTS G92's would outperform it, but you'd also pay ~150 more. (450 for 3870x2, ~600-650 for 2 G92 GTS')

EDIT: but you have an abit IP35 pro, so I suggest the single card 3870x2 seeing as you'd have to buy a new mobo if you got the sli GTS's
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Hmm, I want to play CS:S on a 30" and a 3870X2 at 2560x1600.

Well, I'm only $1,680 away.
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Which 30" are you looking at?
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Indeed, the 3870x2 is the king of the hill at that res.

SLi GTS G92's would outperform it, but you'd also pay ~150 more. (450 for 3870x2, ~600-650 for 2 G92 GTS')

EDIT: but you have an abit IP35 pro, so I suggest the single card 3870x2 seeing as you'd have to buy a new mobo if you got the sli GTS's
even sli'd g92's cant keep up with the x2 at that res.
    
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Which 30" are you looking at?
This Samsung. $1,230
Plus a 3870X2 $450
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Subtotal $1680
Tax (damn California warehouse) $121
Shipping $33
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Total $1,834

Also, do you think the 3870X2 would get 60 FPS at that resolution in CS:S with maxed out settings (my old 7300GT got 30FPS at 1440x900 with maxed out settings)?
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This Samsung. $1,230
Plus a 3870X2 $450
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Tax (damn California warehouse) $121
Shipping $33
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Total $1,834
Looks good. Down the line, you could also add another 3870X2 (assuming that the correct drivers are out) and really rock out.
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Looks good. Down the line, you could also add another 3870X2 (assuming that the correct drivers are out) and really rock out.
I thought that if I ran a second 3870X2 on my IP35 Pro it would be greatly limited by the other x16 (that's actually x4) lane. Can anyone clarify?
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