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how about HD 4890's in tri fire ?
1920x1200 8xAA all very high/enthusiast around 30 fps average on worst levels. With HD 4870x2 I can do 4xAA with everything maxed but average is usually around 25fps. With a HD 4890 you should get 4xAA-8xAA for free with a lot higher minimum and average fps. I'd seriosly consider picking up a factory oc'ed HD 4890 versions if you're going to Crossfire or Trifire because OC'ing cards in Crossfire is a lot harder versus single cards by themselves.
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1920x1200 8xAA all very high/enthusiast around 30 fps average on worst levels. With HD 4870x2 I can do 4xAA with everything maxed but average is usually around 25fps. With a HD 4890 you should get 4xAA-8xAA for free with a lot higher minimum and average fps. I'd seriosly consider picking up a factory oc'ed HD 4890 versions if you're going to Crossfire or Trifire because OC'ing cards in Crossfire is a lot harder versus single cards by themselves.
Thanks for the tip
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if a phenom 2 955 with 2x 4890 can do it why cant a ystem with an i7 cant?

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Nice one
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if a phenom 2 955 with 2x 4890 can do it why cant a ystem with an i7 cant?
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Thanks for the tip
NP, youre welcome. Also since you're going to be upgrading in August I'd get a bigger monitor and wait on the gpus. DX11 cards should be here Q1 2010 and they should give a huge boost in performance in all games, especially Crysis.
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if a phenom 2 955 with 2x 4890 can do it why cant a ystem with an i7 cant?

YouTube - Crysis Bench Phenom II 955 @ 3.9Ghz 2 HD 4890's
here is one with updated drivers to 9.6 nice performance boost

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NP, youre welcome. Also since you're going to be upgrading in August I'd get a bigger monitor and wait on the gpus. DX11 cards should be here Q1 2010 and they should give a huge boost in performance in all games, especially Crysis.
I guess I will just get 2 and get a 24 inch monitor instead.
Edited by 006 - 7/6/09 at 3:35pm
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I would say wait for DX11 cards because your current setup is good enough for now.
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Crysis and Crysis warhead are very close to the same frames. See chart below.

    
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