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Video Card Thread (Mostly Gecube x1950xt)

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Waymon3X6, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    The HD4870X2 actually has 2GB, one per GPU, so it on its own is two 1024MB HD4870s, rather than 512MB versions if you crossfired the cards 'the old fashioned way' - which is why I'm intrigued to test. Even with CF turned off, 1GB of memory is available to the X2, which may solve the low frame rate with AA in GRiD, I just haven't tried it yet.
     
  2. harvrdguy

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    Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. Well, ok then, that test will be interesting.

    (In general, from what I have seen, crossfire the "normal" way gives slightly better performance - but if this memory bonus solves the Grid problem .... it will certainly be one clear advantage of the x2 versus crossfire the "normal" way for the Grid enthusiasts.)
     
  3. sammorris

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    Actually, from what I've seen, the X2 outpaces normal crossfire in every test, with the 4870s, it was the reverse with the 3870 due to the more basic method they used to join the GPUs together. The difference isn't much, but the 4870X2 seems to be 2-5% above that of HD4870 Crossfire every time.
     
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    Well the techreport TechReport on 4870x2

    shows this for half life 2
    [​IMG]

    and this for Enemy Territory:
    [​IMG]

    Normal crossfire is slightly better on all resolutions for these two games, GTX280 handles 2560x1600 better.
     
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  5. sammorris

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    GTX280 SLI you mean... :p
     
  6. luga7

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    u guys reckon i should get ati 3450 or a ati x1650 pro ?
     
  7. sammorris

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    Preferably neither as they're both really slow cards. What's your budget?
     
  8. luga7

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    lol i got the ati x6150 its not slow.... it plays company of heroes on high lol wat do u want from it ?
     
  9. abuzar1

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    When why ask?

    Oblivion. 1900x1200 on high your card gets 6-7 FPS. And that's an OLD game.
     
  10. luga7

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    because i asked before i brought it .... lol
     
  11. abuzar1

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    Well, for what we use it for that card is pretty slow. That card was considered slow three years ago. Sorry.
     
  12. DInc

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    Aren't those AGP too?... I guess, if so, you can expect "teh slow".
     
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    Yup, and the CPUs on AGP aren't all that great either.
     
  14. sammorris

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    Company of Heroes on high, perhaps at 1024x768... Still, not everybody needs a good graphics card...
     
  15. luga7

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    samoris thats wat i use it 4 lol
     
  16. DInc

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    The next best widescreen resolution doesn't make much of a difference either.
    I can pretty much play with it with my 7900GS and this crappy 2GHz P4. :p
    But that's when I don't put the view too much horizontal, but I can still change it from default.
     
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    my screens only 15 inch so it dnt make a difference
     
  18. sammorris

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    A 7900GS is still better than an X1650...
     
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    yea but i got better prossesor amd 5000 x2
     
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    What is, the budget PC wars? lol - if what you have does well for you, then that's fair enough.
     

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