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Graphics 1680 x 1050 gaming with decent IQ

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pooleo, 1 Sep 2006.

  1. Pooleo

    Pooleo New Member

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    Im looking to upgrade my system from the specs below to something that is capable of playing FEAR at 1680 x 1050 at decent frame rates and image quality settings. Money is not too much of an issue, though i would much prefer a bargain. I am fine with overclocking if that makes any sort of difference to any recommendations.
    I was looking at the preview for the x1950xtx and that looks to be quite a promising card. Any suggestions?
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    It doesnt have to be just one card, if there are benefits to having 2 cards in crossfire or sli then please add that in.
    My processor is being upgraded to either a core2duo 6400 or 6600 i havent quite decided yet.
    Cheers guys
     
  2. Matkubicki

    Matkubicki New Member

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    My E6600 with 2 1900XT's in crossfire gives me full quality at that resolution, without knowing for sure i'd bet a 1950XTX would manage it for less money.

    Some games aren't able to run at full quality with my two cards though, such as Oblivion and NFS:MW
     
  3. FIBRE+

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    My machine (@2.6ghz with stock gfx speeds) plays it at the same resolution and the higest quality settings ok, so anything above that would be ideal. Like you've said, core2duo 6400 or 6600 and a x1950xtx then just add 2gig of good quality ram.
     
  4. Super_Crazy_Guy

    Super_Crazy_Guy New Member

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    Yeh i have a 20inch widescreen dell, what you have? i realy want one of those damn EE6600 they seem to be equal or better than the fx62's and they are $1350 cheaper in NZ so thats like sweet as.
     
  5. BFGunrunner

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    Looks like the Oringal poster will need to almsot buy a whole new pc to play FEAR at that res. He'll need a new mother board CPU and RAM before he can a X1950XT, Becuase your only stuck with an AGP mobo and you'll need a PCI express board with CPU and ram sticks that fit.
     
  6. FIBRE+

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    I presumed he knew that, hopefully he does :p
     
  7. BFGunrunner

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    lol Hopefully :p
    I've herd about ppl that went out and bout a X1900XT and only had AGP mobo and I loled.
     
  8. Neuffy

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    My friend with a S754 + AGP bought an S939 A64 X2 4400+ and a 7800GTX PCI-e. Ouch.
     
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