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Upgrading video card

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  1. Matticus04

    Matticus04 Thread Starter

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    I currently have a radeon x1600 pro (512mb edition)
    My mother board is crossfire ready so I could purchase another x1600pro for around $120.
    Would it be worth it to go with a crossfire setup or just buy a new top of the line video card for $300?

    I ask because I am getting 15-20 fps playing age of conan. How much of a performance increase would I see with Crossfire?
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    x1600 as I remember requires a master card which usually cost a few bucks more.

    I think you would be better off either with crossfire and a x1900 or getting a new HD3750.
     
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    from what I have been told at local computer stores is if I do buy a better card for crossfire setup (as you stated x1900) that it would only be as fast as the slower card so it would be wasted money?

    I have no idea about needing a master card for the x1600 series
     
  4. Compiler

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    The X1600 are fairly slow cards... (about the same as a GF7600gs/GT depending on type)

    Getting another one will not help much... A single $120~130 ATI HD3850 is about 3-4 times faster than your current card.... or spend a bit more and get a GF9600GT ($125~150) or ATI HD3850 ($150~185) which is about 3-5 times faster than your current 1600.

    Skip the Cross fire, sell your old card for $50.

    Its reasons like this, that crossfire/SLI are not worth it more than half the time - and more so when its a "later add-on upgrade".
     
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