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  1. FluffyWuffums

    FluffyWuffums New Member

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    I recently bought World In Conflict (great game) however, I realized.. that it's that time again to upgrade my video card (I have an old Geforce 6800 GT).

    I definitely want to go towards ATI (Nvidia just seemed a lot buggier with the newer games)

    I definitely want crossfire (my board is has the 3200 xpress chipset)

    I was thinking 2x x1650...

    but then i saw a decent HD 2600...

    If my comp is basically only using the cards for gaming... is there a better one? the HD 2400-26xx has support for dx10? Also, if i'm doing crossfire should i even bother getting two with 512mb on-board memory?

    Anyone have any ideas? What card do you use (and like) x1950 looks fine too?

    I guess the biggest question is dx10 support... is it worth getting a card now that supports it?
     
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    vista or xp?
     
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    XP at the moment, but vista might be a upcoming upgrade.
     
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    for gaming the 2900 series would be your only real choice for a dx10 ATI card, and they're not really that great

    you would be better off with say a 320mb 8800GTS

    unless you dont mind dx9, then a 1950 series is the best choice
     
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    I would but unfortunately my board is crossfire 3200 Xpress. So crossfire is my only real option. The board is only a few months old.
     
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    don't bother with sli or xfire, both are worthless.
    upgrading to a single next gen card has always been the better option.
     
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    xfire is a waste of money. Don't buy two dated cards to run in SLI. You'll get better performance buying one modern card with the money.
     
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    Would it be a better idea to grab a decent ATI card, say, something like nVidia's 8800 GTX?

    Has ATI put out something that compares to the nVidia's 8800 GTX?

    I want to keep the option of xfire for maybe a future upgrade.

    EDIT* How's this look for a good ATI alternative?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102706
     
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    Well how close does the 2900PRO come to comparing to an 8800, the reviewers on Newegg seemed to think they could be compared? :dunno:
     
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    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    The 6800 can run WIC just fine. I'm running it on my game machine at work. An ASUS 6800 GT with 512mb of DDR2 with a P4 2.4 OC'd to 3.2 and the biggest thing on WIC is the CPU....

    It really wants a dual-core/fast setup. Same with FlightSimX, you'll hit the point where the CPU is the limiting factor.
     
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    My 6800 has been a pain in the ass playing WiC. I can play for maybe an hour before my computer freezes entirely, or the game freezes and I have to Alt+Tab out. And that's with medium texture detail and 800x600 res. Then again, my 6800 only has 256 MB of memory.
     
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    You guys seem to forget that WoW isn't really that graphically intense. It can run on something as low as a 7600 GT just fine.
    If you aren't playing other games, just get the bare minimum that will keep you satisfied.
     

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