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Windows 7: New GRFX card advice:

08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 
New GRFX card advice:

Hey people,

I'm thinking of upgrading my graphics card(s) sometime after Christmas (as one of my GX2's is slowly dying now i'm stuck with 1 98GX2) and am deciding on a few options I would like some opinions on.

a) 2 Nvidia GTX275's (AKA GTX295) $600 for the 2

b) 1 GXT295 $750 (takes me back to the GX2 day's)

c) Or I swing the other way and go for an ATI card, but I cannot take advantage of Crossfire technology as i'm running a Nvidia chipset. so it would have to be a high end card to make it worth it IMO, probably the 5850 $400 as the 5870 is almost $600.

I'm pretty rapped up on a pair of GXT275's, if I do run 2 of them, I will virtually have a GTX295 BUT with OpenGL 3.0 opposed to older OpenGL 2.1 on the GTX295.

So this is a 'best bang for your buck' / future proof attempt of a question for opinion. thanks for any advice or comments

Rick.


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08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

IMO going to the other side ATI will provide you with a more future proof card. DX11 plus you can run 3 monitors from the 1 card and it supports eyefinity. Either of the Nvidia choices are good ones, but your still only going to have DX 10.1 support. Which is great since their isn't much out their now that DX 11 can take advantage of yet. Fabe
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hm.... i'd try to get a 5870..... since it is as fast as the other options you listed.... if not........ a 5850 or the 275's
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08 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
IMO going to the other side ATI will provide you with a more future proof card. DX11 plus you can run 3 monitors from the 1 card and it supports eyefinity. Either of the Nvidia choices are good ones, but your still only going to have DX 10.1 support. Which is great since their isn't much out their now that DX 11 can take advantage of yet. Fabe
Probably the other thing i should mention is i like to use 3Dvision. not sure if ATI utilise that at all.

What is eyefinity? yeh dx10.1 and 11 are like multi-gpu rendering, hardly anything actually uses it yet.
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08 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Eyefinity AMD Eyefinity Multi-Display Technology In Action - HotHardware 3d vision as far as I know is exculsive to Nvidia.
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08 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
a) 2 Nvidia GTX275's (AKA GTX295) $600 for the 2
I spent $399.00 on a cheap e=machine with a X-Fi Extreme 7.1 channel surround and the 8500 has HDMI out.

Seems like it would be much better and less pricey buying a pre-built machine considering all the other components ( and I assume their high-end components,, you'd have a better machine in the long run.
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08 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Quote:
a) 2 Nvidia GTX275's (AKA GTX295) $600 for the 2
I spent $399.00 on a cheap e=machine with a X-Fi Extreme 7.1 channel surround and the 8500 has HDMI out.

Seems like it would be much better and less pricey buying a pre-built machine considering all the other components ( and I assume their high-end components,, you'd have a better machine in the long run.
this is relevant how?...... just curious... not to be rude but did you read the first post?
he already has all the components he is upgrading his gpu...... and actually if you want a good computer its cheaper to build it yourself....
@bloke, true.... not many use dx11 yet.... but most of the new games will be dx11
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08 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I'm just referring to the ridiculous cost of the two Nvidia GTX275's (AKA GTX295.

that's all
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08 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Just got me a 5850 yesterday and Im very pleased with it.
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08 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 7600 x64 (16385) Ultimate,Windows Vista x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I'm just referring to the ridiculous cost of the two Nvidia GTX275's (AKA GTX295.

that's all
lol, just last year i got my 2 9800GX2's, they were the same price as the GTX295 @ $750ea! that was $1500 just on 2 cards alone..a year and half later, they are not even in production any more! how do you like that? lmao. but the GTX series for some reason i feel they will keep up longer than the 9,8,7 series cards.


swarfega

What is the ATI card like?will it stand games like farcry2 and fallout 3 maxed out settings? that is what i am aiming for, as i wont be able to run crossfire it will have to stand the latest games with high settings for me to be happy

thanks for your reply guys! its always helpful with a 2nd opinion. well off to work i go to make some dough! l8a
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