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What single cards are advised for replacing my HD5850 Crossfire, that will offer noticeably better performance in ED titles compared to a single HD5850 and similar to 2x5850 performance in mainstream titles ? (I hear that most of you favor Nvidia for ED?)

 

Budget: 250 euros max (~ 320 USD / 200 GBP ? )

 

Thanks


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Why not Nvidia GTX660Ti?

 

But DCS in memory eater... So why not a 3Gigs Radeon HD7950?

 

Googlize, Compare and decide what fits your requirements...

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660Ti & 7950 are beyond my budget :( looks like its going to be either vanilla 660 or 7870 i guess?. Nvidia or Ati for DCS / FC3 ?


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Hi Squid. Well, you should know that

 

7870 > 660

 

But 660 = PhysX (lol feature imo)

About drivers, i would say Nvidia, because i had so much troubles with games and my 4890. Catalyst is a piece of **** from 9.2 to 12.x at least.

 

Plus, if you want silence, go for asus dcu 2.

You can't imagine how glad i am without this F-15 turbine in my room.

 

So my vote is Nvidia. But again, it's me.

(and no, can't help ya with your i7 880 ;) )

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Nvidia for Drivers

ATI for perf/price ratio

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Hi Squid. Well, you should know that

 

7870 > 660

 

But 660 = PhysX (lol feature imo)

About drivers, i would say Nvidia, because i had so much troubles with games and my 4890. Catalyst is a piece of **** from 9.2 to 12.x at least.

 

Plus, if you want silence, go for asus dcu 2.

You can't imagine how glad i am without this F-15 turbine in my room.

 

So my vote is Nvidia. But again, it's me.

(and no, can't help ya with your i7 880 ;) )

 

My 5850s are very quiet ... On load they will ocassionaly increase fan rpms but not to something loud, but still its not continuous and also its an audible indication for me about the load status and that the fan system works (no unpredictable dangerous temp risings)

 

Hey, whats wrong with my i7 880 ? :D :P

 

is there a chance 7870 would be more noisy than 5850s?

 

Yes Cats are a mess story and CF probably a lost cause for users like me who are more in driving and simulations but occasional shoot'em-up / strategy. (replacing it with a single card will free up PSU resources to OC maybe my CPU, combined, i can maybe have some noticeable smoothness improvement on ED titles)

 

Are there any DCS / FC3 issues like flickers / glitches, (eg like the horizon bandings with cloud shadows enabled in FC2, or the clouds flickering with CF) specific to Nvidia or Ati ?

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The only flicks i've seen in DCS are Afterburners. thought it was my ATi, but my nVidia do the same.

And i can't help you on your i7 880 cuz i'm new to this core i OC world. just let you know i don't boycott your other thread. ;)

 

As for noise... you should look for completes tests... but anyway Asus DCU2>> all

TASK / ROLES acronyms guide

Black Shark A.I. datalink guide illustrated (v1.2.4 Available on Wiki)

DCS World Codex 1.1 : full units list (Speed/Weapons/Armor thickness/Threat zone/Weapon damage...) (Oct 2013)

BlackShark 2 1.2.x Bug and glitches thread (v1.2.7)

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