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Old 08-14-08, 09:39 AM   #61
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you are one lucky guy i wish i had that card but i think that it would not come to its right use when i can only game at 1680x1050 so at that rez i think the single HD4870 is enough or even more than enough
now get that card fired up and more images of the monster
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Old 08-14-08, 09:45 AM   #62
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ASUSEN7900GTX, for 1680x1050 any of these cards is more then enough: 8800gtx, gtx260, 4850, 4780, 9800gtx.
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Old 08-14-08, 10:28 AM   #63
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ok great now i know i am in no hurry to get me a second card as of yet enyway
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Old 08-26-08, 03:04 PM   #64
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I am running a HD 2600XT Crossfire setup right now and spend a lot of time playing LOTRO: Shadows of Angmar. Could you post how the 4870X2 does with that game? I am looking to do a 4870 Crossfire implementation or maybe even get crazy and do a 4870X2 Crossfire setup in the future.

Also on the single 4870 that you tested LOTRO with before, how was the performance? Did you have any of the dreaded "hitch" that a lot of people (including myself) suffer from on that game? Love the game and if I can get rid of the hitching in DX10 mode that will be more than worth the upgrade.

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Old 08-27-08, 10:08 AM   #65
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Marll, you will be much better off wtih 4870, single GPU. should perform better then your CF setup that you have now.

See how the single GPU handles, and if you do need more juice you can always grab a second 4870.
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Old 08-27-08, 10:30 AM   #66
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I agree that I would be better off, but also just wanted to see what the impressions were of someone that is already playing LOTRO.

I will likely upgrade anyway, but don't have the money quite yet.
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Old 08-27-08, 11:33 AM   #67
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my point was, since you have CF board, and 4870X2 CF would be huge overkill.

instead of buying single X2, you could grab 4870 for about 240 (after rebate, there are still few around) and if required could always get a second one.

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It's not easy to take the same exact screenshot, because when using Swift Travel the "landing" location is not exactly the same, you may appear a meter to the left, right, forward or backward, so I've tried to adjust as much as I could. BTW on this game I have noticed a bit of micro-stutering until I removed fraps overlay. No other game had that problem.
from the sound of the stutter/hitch was caused by Fraps. I believe you will fine with single card.
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I am running a HD 2600XT Crossfire setup right now and spend a lot of time playing LOTRO: Shadows of Angmar. Could you post how the 4870X2 does with that game? I am looking to do a 4870 Crossfire implementation or maybe even get crazy and do a 4870X2 Crossfire setup in the future.

Also on the single 4870 that you tested LOTRO with before, how was the performance? Did you have any of the dreaded "hitch" that a lot of people (including myself) suffer from on that game? Love the game and if I can get rid of the hitching in DX10 mode that will be more than worth the upgrade.

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Hi Marll, in LOTRO DX9 performance is outstanding, framerate is very high even with high levels of AA and AF, I would say the card scales pretty well here. But I'm interested in DX10 and unfortunately DX10 is broken since Book 14 patch. I would say that one single 4870 card (not x2) is more than enough for LOTRO, but I really hope the fix DX10 soon
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