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Windows 7: GeForce 9800GT 1GB

14 May 2011   #11
cmd187

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That GPU is obsolete. I'd get a GTX 560 and forget about messing with SLI.
A 560 Ti would be considerably more expensive than the OP's apparent target price range. A 550 will do the job and then some.
At 1080p, that card will choke up, only if the OP games @ 1680x1050 with reduced settings, is that a good choice. It you want to jack up the settings in game you need to pay more.


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14 May 2011   #12
Terronium 12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
At 1080p, that card will choke up, only if the OP games @ 1680x1050 with reduced settings, is that a good choice. It you want to jack up the settings in game you need to pay more.
The 550 is good value for the money and will allow you to play most or almost any game at 1920 x 1080 with moderate filtering. If I can do with a 4870, then the OP should be even more capable. And to be fair, and no offense toward you, unless he genuinely wants to pay the additional premium, he doesn't "need" to pay more. What might be 'cheap' or 'reasonable' to us may not be so to him.
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15 May 2011   #13
simmo

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If your motherbboard of choice is tri SLI capable they should be both a dual card bridge and a triple included with accessories...
You simply install your drivers from NV (only one driver needed) andf once that's done you will get a pop up from NV Control panel where you enable SLI and what card you want to do your Phsx..normal default is the top card..I personally enable the bottom card but whatever.

Furthermore try to get cards that have an external exhaust or you will find your top card will run considerably hotter than the bottom card..or have a side Fan fitted in the case to blow air over the cards.

And make sure also that your PSU can power the cards and is also SLI accredited...and a good one like Seasonic/Corsair/Antec etc

Cheers
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15 May 2011   #14
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terronium 12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
At 1080p, that card will choke up, only if the OP games @ 1680x1050 with reduced settings, is that a good choice. It you want to jack up the settings in game you need to pay more.
The 550 is good value for the money and will allow you to play most or almost any game at 1920 x 1080 with moderate filtering. If I can do with a 4870, then the OP should be even more capable. And to be fair, and no offense toward you, unless he genuinely wants to pay the additional premium, he doesn't "need" to pay more. What might be 'cheap' or 'reasonable' to us may not be so to him.
Emphasis on moderate, i.e. medium or low in modern games. And a 4870? By now, that is irrelevant.
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15 May 2011   #15
Terronium 12

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Emphasis on moderate, i.e. medium or low in modern games. And a 4870? By now, that is irrelevant.
I'd beg to differ, despite my own saying of "moderate filtering" if I can run Crysis on Very High, 1920 x 1080 and get a playable frame rate then surely a 550 Ti should do a much better job. I also fail to see how a 4870 is irrelevant; in fact the only two irrelevant things are it's lack for native DX11 support and it's 512MB memory bus. The card itself still handles everything I've thrown at it.
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16 May 2011   #16
cmd187

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terronium 12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
Emphasis on moderate, i.e. medium or low in modern games. And a 4870? By now, that is irrelevant.
I'd beg to differ, despite my own saying of "moderate filtering" if I can run Crysis on Very High, 1920 x 1080 and get a playable frame rate then surely a 550 Ti should do a much better job. I also fail to see how a 4870 is irrelevant; in fact the only two irrelevant things are it's lack for native DX11 support and it's 512MB memory bus. The card itself still handles everything I've thrown at it.
Impossible. A 4870 @ 1080p w/ Very High would get around 25FPS, seeing as you only have a tiny 512MB, that would drop to around 20. Even my 6870 can only hit 36FPS or so which is barely playable. And what about Dragon Age 2, The Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, AvP? You can't play any of those with DIrectX 11 or even 9 with the settings jacked up @ 1080p with a 550. A 560 is just enough.
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