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So I want to upgrade GPU as I want something more powerfull then GTX 460 so I'm thinking about GTX 570 or HD6970/HD6950 and later do SLI/CF but right now I'm using AMD sistem so it's harder to get good SLI mb, I'm wondering if there is any news that Bulldozer MB might support SLI as well? If they dont I might buy HD69** as it's easier to crossfire then SLI. What you guy's think?
 
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There is the SLI patch of course, I run it with GTS 250's SLI and a 790X motherboard.
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Yea I know, I just dont want to buy 2nd nvidia card to risk as it's possible that my mb cant run SLI hack and what would I do then?
 
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post #4 of 11
Be sure to get a motherboard with 8+2 power phase/mosfet heatsinks, you are running a 965 BE/125W processor and buying a motherboard otherwise would be dangerous.
The best bang-for-buck CFX 8x-8x choice is the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO for $99, 84 AR; it is a 790X chipset, on which the SLI hack has been confirmed working by me and one other.
post #5 of 11
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In latvia it costs 65ls that'' about 120$ but in Latvia all hardware costs a lot.
This MB have 8x/8x CrossFireX and as you say it works with SLI hack, so that's good.
I only don't like two things about this, first it's PCB is brown a bit ugly, 2nd is that right now I have MB with USB3, SATAIII and lot of good features, this MB has non of them.
 
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post #6 of 11
what can't your gtx460 run currently at max? That gpu's plenty fast for today's games except a few so maybe you'd want to save up for something more worthwhile in the future?
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may be you are right, but still I'll get more horse power before Crysis 2 comes out!
+rep for you guys
 
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post #8 of 11
570 all the way, i recent sold for 460 for the 570
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if you get a 570, or 69xx, you probably wont even need a 2nd video card for quite a while. Being that i prefer nvidia over AMD/ATI right now, i would probably go with the 570
    
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may be you are right, but still I'll get more horse power before Crysis 2 comes out!
+rep for you guys
Crysis 2 won't present near the level of difficulty on modern hardware that Crysis one did during its time of release.
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