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4870X2 and CoD(CoD-CoD:WAW)


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#1 21stCenturyBreakdown

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:11 AM

So, there is an option in all the CoD games that tells it whether or not to use dual video cards ("Dual Video Cards: No(FOR NOW)). But with a 4870x2 it's on one card, but still 2 GPUs, when I get my 4870 should I set it to use 2 or not?

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:43 AM

If you have two dual-gpu graphics cards, your motherboard needs to support quad-crossfire or quad-sli. However, your motherboard doesn't need to support two-way crossfire or sli if you have only one dual-gpu card.

Since this statement is true, your card is only detected as a single graphics card, and I don't think you should do the dual-graphics card option.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:12 PM

If you have two dual-gpu graphics cards, your motherboard needs to support quad-crossfire or quad-sli. However, your motherboard doesn't need to support two-way crossfire or sli if you have only one dual-gpu card.

Since this statement is true, your card is only detected as a single graphics card, and I don't think you should do the dual-graphics card option.

Thank you kind sir.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:06 PM

I have a 3870 x2 on my system, and wondered the same thing as you did when I first started so I tried it both ways, and noticed no real difference either way. I had the same graphics at the same framerate. since its a 2 GPU card, the computer is recognizing it as a single video card, (it is still using both GPUs its just through the same PCI_E 16 slot) so yeah, no difference either way. I keep mine on yes but thats just cuz. :D

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