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drag_racer
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Posted - 12/11/2006 :  8:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the benchmarks from www.tomshardware.com


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Posted - 12/12/2006 :  07:41:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool.



I can live with that ;-}

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drag_racer
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Posted - 12/12/2006 :  2:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the one I am getting is the AGP version of the ATI X1950 Pro, which btw is supposed to be equivalent in speed to it's PCI-E counterpart, one of the reasons is the AGP version has a higher clock speed.

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Edited by - drag_racer on 12/12/2006 2:38:59 PM
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Posted - 12/12/2006 :  6:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by drag_racer

the one I am getting is the AGP version of the ATI X1950 Pro, which btw is supposed to be equivalent in speed to it's PCI-E counterpart, one of the reasons is the AGP version has a higher clock speed.

With your system, I think you would see better performance upgrading to 1 Gig of ram and a cheaper card like a X1600Pro. It would cost about the same, but have better gains.



Edited by - Stampede on 12/12/2006 6:23:35 PM
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drag_racer
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Posted - 12/12/2006 :  8:44:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well the main reason for going with such a good video card, is that I don't see me being able to upgrade to a new AMD/Intel and PCI-E comp in the near future due to a lack of money. So go "big" now, and not have to upgrade as soon. So video card first, because I'll need it soon anyways or I'll have none (borrowing one right now from my uncle who is on the other side of the world right now), and if I want to keep the 9800 pro I need to pay my cousin $50. So video card first, and then memory.

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Edited by - drag_racer on 12/12/2006 8:44:58 PM
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Posted - 12/12/2006 :  9:12:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An ATI X1950 Pro is still overkill for your system. Your CPU cant push enough data to keep it busy. Any game you play would be CPU limited and the ATI X1950 Pro would not be stressed at all. Save some $$$ and shoot lower.

Reality is for those that cant handle video games.
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Posted - 12/12/2006 :  9:27:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If anything you should do what I suggested. Like woody said that card is overkill for your computer. It's like putting premium gas in a 1988 honda civic. Ram and a cheaper video card would greatly increase game performance compared to just a new card.


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Posted - 12/13/2006 :  08:11:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree, that $350 video card will only give you $100 worth of real performence.
Get a $150 video card and throw the other $200 at the moast and fastest RAM your board will take.

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drag_racer
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Posted - 12/20/2006 :  3:51:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
so what card do you think would be the max for my system? The X1600 Pro 512 mb is 4x slower than the X1950 Pro 512mb, and the X1600 is $171 CAD and the X1950 is $315 CAD.

2GB PC3200 memory is approx. $300, 1GB PC3200 ranges between $150 and $200+, 512MB PC3200 is approx $80.

I just found this one, X850 for $190: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=20526&vpn=100-435712&manufacture=ATI

Comparing the X1950 Pro ($315 CAD) with the X850 ($190 CAD): http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=607&model2=574&chart=196

So I am thinking now the X850 with 1GB ram. lol, options, options :P

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Posted - 12/21/2006 :  08:54:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hmmmm.....

RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=84387&CatId=1838
VID CARD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2412161&CatId=2234

It wouldn't be the fastest on the block, but it'd run just about anything your threw at it.



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drag_racer
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Posted - 12/21/2006 :  10:57:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to stay away from the Nvidia cards because I've had too many problems with the drivers before (not working with both and old games, either old drivers and old games, or new drivers and new games, not both)

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Posted - 10/26/2008 :  9:40:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the current link for the 3rd quarter 2008.

All Gaming Graphics Charts Q3/2008

 
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Featuring 101 different combinations of single, dual, three-way, and four-way graphics card configurations, our VGA Charts for 2008 include the largest collection of benchmarks we’ve ever published — almost 7,000 scores, in fact. We have five generations of cards covered here, from AMD’s X800-, X1000-, HD 2000-, HD 3000-, and HD 4000-series to Nvidia’s GeForce 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, and GTX 200-series boards. Our tested resolutions cover 1280x1024, 1680x1050, and 1920x1200—with and without AA/AF. So, whether you’re looking for the best value in graphics for your favorite game or investigating the benefit of multi-card rendering through CrossFire and SLI, this year’s VGA charts are the most comprehensive yet.
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Posted - 10/27/2008 :  07:27:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It lookcs like the:
Nvidia 8800 Ultra
G80,612 MHz,2160 MHz,768 MB GDDR3,4.0,yes
is still the fastest single card option with a 4933 benchmark.

You have to go down past a few more Nvidea cards for the fastest ATI card:
ATi HD3870
RV670,825 MHz,2400 MHz,512 MB GDDR4,4.1,yes with a 4078 benchmark.

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 10/27/2008 :  11:03:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see the ATI Radeon HD4870 CF on top with a 8583 benchmark.
And the top NVIDIA as Geoforce GTX 280 SLI with a 7657 benchmark.

But I think they both have a card with dual GPU's out now anyway. $$$


LOL my cards on there with a 454 benchmark!




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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  10:39:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by WheelSmoke

HD4870 CF[b]... Geoforce GTX 280 [b]SLI
But I think they both have a card with dual GPU's
I don't think so.
Multiple cpu single cards aren't listed as Crossfire or SLI, that denotes multiple cards, the model of card usually denotes cpu's on it.

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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  10:44:09 AM  Show Profile  Click to see FaustKnight's MSN Messenger address  Send FaustKnight a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Look for the Geforce 9800 GX2 on there, that's a dual gpu card. Quad SLI would be fun to mess around with.

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WheelSmoke
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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  2:23:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is one. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
I dont think the card runs in crossfire mode alone. But i'm just guessing.



Gaming
2.4 teraFLOPS of compute power

This is the most powerful graphics card available today with nearly two billion transistors and 1600 stream processors.1
2GB GDDR5 Memory

With 2GB of GDDR5, the fastest and most advanced memory technology available today, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 delivers almost two times the memory bandwidth of the previous generation




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Posted - 10/29/2008 :  06:30:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the HD3870 X2 runs in crossfire mode. so i imagine the HD4870 X2 does as well. you even still have to disable half of the card to play some games because they don't support crossfire.

after all why_not :P
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Posted - 10/29/2008 :  5:19:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hmm,
I thought I read some review that said it does not alone. Guess not.

And I thought that crossfires whole claim to fame was still working in non crossfire games. Guess not.

I never really payed much attention to that foolishness (I dont have a 6' wide display) anyway. :)

Come to think of it I bet it was extended mode that now works with the crossfireX if that even matters.




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Posted - 10/29/2008 :  11:07:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Noticed this in a manual about games:
quote:
ATI CrossFireX works with all 3D games and applications.

http://www2.ati.com/manuals/ati_radeon_hd_3800_x2_series.pdf




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Posted - 10/30/2008 :  07:33:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ATI CrossFireX Introduction

ATI CrossFireX technology harnesses two or more GPUs (graphics processing
units) to be used in a single computer to run a display, creating a highperformance
gaming platform. Typically, setup involves 2 or more graphics
cards, but with the appropriate motherboard, the technology can use a single
card and the built-in GPU of the motherboard. ATI CrossFireX works with all 3D
games and applications.

ATI CrossFireX is designed for optimal use on a single display; however, it is also
possible for each GPU in an ATI CrossFireX configuration to individually drive
their own monitors when ATI CrossFireX support is not enabled.

Note: The ATI Catalyst Control Center software contains a different
ATI CrossFireX user interface for each configuration type and automatically loads
the appropriate one when a valid ATI CrossFireX configuration is detected in your
system.

If ATI Catalyst™ A.I. is enabled in the ATI Catalyst Control Center software, the
optimal rendering mode available for the application is automatically selected.

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