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post #11 of 19
You could save $$$ getting a 32/37" 1080p TV with monitor inputs. It would only run 1920*1080, but you could also get one with a digital tuner, and it would be a larger size for less money.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by AARDVARCUS View Post
You could save $$$ getting a 32/37" 1080p TV with monitor inputs. It would only run 1920*1080, but you could also get one with a digital tuner, and it would be a larger size for less money.
I already have a 55" 1080i HDTV that I've hooked up to my PC and it's too big, where a 30" would fit on my desk. Also, it was really pixely. I want the 30" not because of the size, but because of the resolution. If they made a monitor that displayed 2560x1600 in a smaller size I would get that instead.
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post #13 of 19
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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?
I don't think it would limit it greatly.. Probably moderately.
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I don't think it would limit it greatly.. Probably moderately.
If it limits it more than 25% I would just get a 3870 instead.
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post #15 of 19
I would suggest that you wait a few weeks. Nvidia's next line is coming out, and no one knows how it will perform, so depending on its performance / price, you might consider going with that, or if it is competitive price / performance wise, ATI would be force to drop its 3870 X2 price.
    
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Well if what's been said is true, the X2 is better than two 92s in SLI at 2560x1600. Now the 9800 is just two 92s SLI'd on one PCB, so the X2 should still be better.
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post #17 of 19
Not necesarilly. The 8800GTS is probably a weakened G92 because I'm pretty sure Nivida would not want to make their New cards weaker than their old ones. Just my thought on it.
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x4 compared to x16, would limit pretty greatly. I would get a whole new mobo to xfire them.
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post #19 of 19
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x4 compared to x16, would limit pretty greatly. I would get a whole new mobo to xfire them.
Actually, with 2 gpu's it's essentially 2 pci-e lanes per gpu. MAJOR bottlenecking.
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