Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › get a second card - or a new one all together
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

get a second card - or a new one all together - Page 2

post #11 of 23
since when is $350 budget?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814241070

$20 over budget, but it'll be a heck of a lot more powerful than your current card in crossfire
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
you see I got a new computer for FEAR when it came out and now it is out dated so I got this new Quad Core and stuff but the GPU was only bought because I had to have one for the computer to work the old 16mb PCI card I had laying around wouldnt cut it (I did try but I only could do 1024x768 max and I got a 30" DELL so no way man) and there is no AGP on my new board so I had to get a new card, I went with the X1950 Pro because it was cheep and good enough at the time (about 6 months ago) and I figured if I doubled them up it would be better I just never got around to getting another card

now I need one so I can play Crysis and I would like to get a card that when doubled up will be able to play it at like 1920x1200 or higher with everything turned up to max

so I dont want to spend $350USD unless that can happen, other wise I might just get another X1950 and get a new card later

what do you think?
post #13 of 23
one thing you'll have to be clear on.

Crysis + 1920x1200 + 16AA/AF + Very High + DX10, and probably even dx9, which i assume you want to run, CANNOT be achieved by ANY system available to consumers today, including the venerable SkullTrail. IMO we'll have to wait till after the next cards come out... once you keep that in mind, you can make a more rounded purchase. Either way, $350 is not going to be able to provide you with that kind of performance.

Get the X1950
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamervivek View Post
$200 will get you a 8800gt or a gts if you are lucky,spend $350 on a card only if you are gaming on a 30'' screen.
Erm....no. I'd start the cutoff for "hi-res" at anything above 1920x1080. Even a $350 card will struggle with a lot of games pegged out at 2560x1600 (typical 30")
post #15 of 23
Why get the X1950? Just because he won't be able to max Crysis out the behind doesn't mean he shouldn't upgrade...

Buying a modern single card will provide you with more performance than 1950 CF (as others have said) and with no CF uncertainty (you don't *always* get the full benefit from CF/SLI)
Akiyama Mio
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 @ stock, 0.98v Asus P5N-E SLI Gainward GTX 460 1GB @ 800/1600/1900 2x2GB Kingston @ 800MHz 5-5-5-15 2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 250GB, 320GB SATA/3, 16MB Cache, Seagate 1TB LG GSA-H62N 18x SATA Ubuntu 9.10 x86 & Win7 x86 Asus VW222U 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech Classic Corsair 650HX NZXT Apollo Black 
  hide details  
Reply
Akiyama Mio
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6420 @ stock, 0.98v Asus P5N-E SLI Gainward GTX 460 1GB @ 800/1600/1900 2x2GB Kingston @ 800MHz 5-5-5-15 2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 250GB, 320GB SATA/3, 16MB Cache, Seagate 1TB LG GSA-H62N 18x SATA Ubuntu 9.10 x86 & Win7 x86 Asus VW222U 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech Classic Corsair 650HX NZXT Apollo Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 23
i said he should get the x1950 cos he said he doesn't want to upgrade unless he can get that kind of performance.

that said, just getting a single cheaper card, ie GTS 512, is the more sensible option
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Herschel
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by leftkidney View Post
you see I got a new computer for FEAR when it came out and now it is out dated so I got this new Quad Core and stuff but the GPU was only bought because I had to have one for the computer to work the old 16mb PCI card I had laying around wouldnt cut it (I did try but I only could do 1024x768 max and I got a 30" DELL so no way man) and there is no AGP on my new board so I had to get a new card, I went with the X1950 Pro because it was cheep and good enough at the time (about 6 months ago) and I figured if I doubled them up it would be better I just never got around to getting another card

now I need one so I can play Crysis and I would like to get a card that when doubled up will be able to play it at like 1920x1200 or higher with everything turned up to max

so I dont want to spend $350USD unless that can happen, other wise I might just get another X1950 and get a new card later

what do you think?
I have a 3870x2 @ 1920x1200 and Crysis on Very High slaps it in the face for even thinking it could do it.

I know Crysis looks sweet but there are more things to life (gaming life especially) than that epic quest to run the game with everything cranked. There are plenty of games out there that look great and are, on their worst day, as good as Crysis.
post #18 of 23
Its not even that good of a game to play with all the settings uber maxed.

So I'd get the settings maxed out with awesome fps...just to turn it off. I couldn't stand the game.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9000 Uh, iunno SLI 280m 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Raid0 Windows 7 64bit 17" 1920x1200 Logitech MK700 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Alienware M17X body Logitech G9 Xtrac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9000 Uh, iunno SLI 280m 6GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Raid0 Windows 7 64bit 17" 1920x1200 Logitech MK700 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Alienware M17X body Logitech G9 Xtrac Ripper 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clinic View Post
Its not even that good of a game to play with all the settings uber maxed.

So I'd get the settings maxed out with awesome fps...just to turn it off. I couldn't stand the game.


Crysis Formula:

Take Rambo II with a dash of Delta Force
Add Master Chief-esque Supersuit
Mix with generic alien threat reminiscent of Independence Day (but on a lesser scale)
Bake for 30min and you're done!
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
well what I meant to say is a game like Crysis with the same kinda requirements, Crysis isnt like the best game or something like that but you know aht I am saying I used Crysis as an example because as far as I know it is sorta the one that cards are tested by other than testing tools, I see it a lot in reviews of cards

but I know 2 X1950's wont be better than 1 8800 but will it be noticeable, I havent ever had 2 cards before so I am kinda new to this and it all sounds kinda crazy to have to get more cards for gaming (video editing/encoding for sure)

really does getting 2 cards double everything or just increase it like 25-50%
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › get a second card - or a new one all together