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hi, i would appreciate peoples opinion/help.

i wish to upgrade my system using my Phenom II 955, before i get my motherboard i dont know wether to go with AMD or NVIDIA for my GPU, is an AMD card going to work better since it will be used with an AMD CPU?

which works better, SLI or CROSSFIRE?

the games i mostly play are Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas and Batman Arkham Asylum.

i do not wish to hear Nvidia is better than AMD or vice versa unless there are details/facts as to why....

i currently use 2 9800GT's in SLI which i have been happy with but i want to run my system far cooler and far quieter.

Also i will be using a Samsung Syncmaster Lavender 24" 1920x1080 monitor Via either DVI or HDMI

Thanks in advance for your help
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budget for the gpu?

Cheers
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budget for the gpu?

Cheers
Either 240 dollars per card for a dual card set up or obviously 500 for a single.
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Either 240 dollars per card for a dual card set up or obviously 500 for a single.
Ok, cheers will look around and then report back for you

What is more important to you?

Performance, or noise?

Its going to be used for gaming yeah?
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Ok, cheers will look around and then report back for you
Thanks

yeah used only for gaming. nothing else..

i want performance but quietness at the same time, i know my friend has AMD HD 5770's in Crossfire and they are pretty silent, they any good?
Edited by Adam23 - 11/14/10 at 10:12am
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2 X GTX470 MSI - $510 - Really fast combo, but they could be hot in sli

2 x HD6870 Sapphere $310 - Good cards, will trade blows with the 470 Sli

GTX580 MSI - $560 - If you want a single card, then this card is roughly = to about 2 460s in sli

HD5970 - $499 Dual gpu card by ati, two 5870s downclocked to 5850 speeds, fast card, could drop in price with 69xx series around the corner

2 x Asus GTX460 1GB - $400 - Fast combo, is around the GTX580 area,and $100 cheaper - but these cards can only 2 way sli,


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Thanks

yeah used only for gaming. nothing else..

i want performance but quietness at the same time, i know my friend has AMD HD 5770's in Crossfire and they are pretty silent, they any good?
Yeah the 5770s are pretty decent, but for $400 you could get 2 460s which are way faster
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If I am not mistaken, nForce chipsets and AMD are a done deal. I believe that with the end of the 900 series (really just a slight alteration of the 700 series) marks the end of direct SLI support. I had a 955 and a SLI motherboard. It ran fine with one GTX 470. But I ran into all sorts of issues when I went SLI, most notably a huge bottleneck.

If you want to do a upgrade, a suggest a AMD motherboard coupled with one or two ATI cards. (You can even run SLI hack if you wished)

You can always sell the 9800GT for 50 bucks a pop. Or keep one as a backup. I actually suggest the latter.

5770's are cheap these days, but I recommend that you get a single card for now. A 6870 or a 6850 would be a great card for you. They only run about 200-250ish so I highly recommend getting either one.

I hope this helps
Edited by youra6 - 11/14/10 at 10:20am
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2 X GTX470 MSI - $510 - Really fast combo, but they could be hot in sli

2 x HD6870 Sapphere $310 - Good cards, will trade blows with the 470 Sli

GTX580 MSI - $560 - If you want a single card, then this card is roughly = to about 2 460s in sli

HD5970 - $499 Dual gpu card by ati, two 5870s downclocked to 5850 speeds, fast card, could drop in price with 69xx series around the corner

2 x Asus GTX460 1GB - $400 - Fast combo, is around the GTX580 area,and $100 cheaper - but these cards can only 2 way sli,




Yeah the 5770s are pretty decent, but for $400 you could get 2 460s which are way faster
which are cooler/quieter Nvidia or AMD?

out of them you have listed which would you have?
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post #9 of 53
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Originally Posted by Adam23 View Post
Thanks

yeah used only for gaming. nothing else..

i want performance but quietness at the same time, i know my friend has AMD HD 5770's in Crossfire and they are pretty silent, they any good?
For ~$500 It's pretty easy:

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

Although the best move would be to wait for Cayman (AMD's Radeon HD 6900 cards).
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If I am not mistaken, nForce chipsets and AMD are a done deal. I believe that with the end of the 900 series (really just a slight alteration of the 700 series) marks the end of direct SLI support.

If you want to do a upgrade, a suggest a AMD motherboard coupled with one or two ATI cards. (You can even run SLI hack if you wished)

You can always sell the 9800GT for 50 bucks a pop. Or keep one as a backup. I actually suggest the latter.

5770's are cheap these days, but I recommend that you get a single card for now. A 6870 or a 6850 would be a great card for you. They only run about 200-250ish so I highly recommend getting either one.

I hope this helps
Thanks, i will infact be keeping both my 9800GT's, dont think i could part with them after being loyal for as long as they have lol

think your right many people have said take the single card option, are the 6xxx the best AMD at the moment?
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