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Windows 7: 4870x2 or GTX 295?

17 Aug 2009   #21
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Nope, i dont think so, you can do something like the QuadSLI=QuadCF(?)
linking two dual core gfx
I think he is right...


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17 Aug 2009   #22
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
Ok, just one more quick question.
Can i make Crossfire with 4870x2 and a 4870
They are both the same right? but one is Factory Crossfired. I think.
yes.... it is possible to run a 4870x2 & a 4870 in ''TriFire'' (3-way CFX)
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17 Aug 2009   #23
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
yes.... it is possible to run a 4870x2 & a 4870 in ''TriFire'' (3-way CFX)
Hmmmm
Possible
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17 Aug 2009   #24
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
yes.... it is possible to run a 4870x2 & a 4870 in ''TriFire'' (3-way CFX)
if the comp treats the 4870x2 as two gfx and the single cored 4870
as the third then maybe yes, but its a bit of a gamble by me...

Geeez your avatar gives me da creeps!

EDIT: I take the idea of only QuadCFX back, it is possible to link two gfx(4870x2
and 4870x1 (but i dont thinks its possile for SLI too)
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17 Aug 2009   #25
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok, so i've spoken to the manufacturer and he told me i could upgrade to a GTX 295 for 50 $. Is it now worth it?
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17 Aug 2009   #26
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

this might be worth a look.....

a GTX295 Review which is actually pitted against a 4870x2 + 4870 in ''Trifire''
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17 Aug 2009   #27
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
this might be worth a look.....

a GTX295 Review which is actually pitted against a 4870x2 + 4870 in ''Trifire''
If the money wouldn't be any trouble, which one would you pick?
And, the one im receiving is not in Trifire. Is only a single 4870x2.
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17 Aug 2009   #28
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
If the money wouldn't be any trouble, which one would you pick?
And, the one im receiving is not in Trifire. Is only a single 4870x2.
personally i'd go with the GTX295, but i don't base that on performance....that's simply based on driver frequency (Nvidia release a lot more), these ''Top shelf'' cards by ATI or Nvidia are more susceptible to driver issues than lesser HD48xx's or GT200's

so i'd rather driver support be thick & fast, in case there's an issue..??

& ''performance wise'' its better than the x2 straight out of the box.





SOURCE


But thats just me......
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17 Aug 2009   #29
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
personally i'd go with the GTX295, but i don't base that on performance....that's simply based on driver frequency (Nvidia release a lot more), these ''Top shelf'' cards by ATI or Nvidia are more susceptible to driver issues than lesser HD48xx's or GT200's

so i'd rather driver support be thick & fast, in case there's an issue..??

& ''performance wise'' its better than the x2 straight out of the box.

But thats just me......
So basically, GTX for Driver Support and ATI for performance?
Why is it so hard to choose :P

I will play Games on Ultra High, DX 10 and on 1920x1080.
And i saw that the GTX is better at lower resolutions?
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17 Aug 2009   #30
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
So basically, GTX for Driver Support and ATI for performance?
Why is it so hard to choose :P

I will play Games on Ultra High, DX 10 and on 1920x1080.
And i saw that the GTX is better at lower resolutions?
well in this current situation Nvidia is the clear choice in regards to drivers & performance....

but........the HD4890 is a smashing card, its out performing GTX285's in most cases..... so that's where ATI's raw power just comes in at an unbeatable low price & buries the competition...

but in your situation the GTX would be my choice....
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