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Posted 19 May 2007 - 02:57 AM
Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:58 AM
It is more a trickle than an influx. The lack of proper DX10 drivers have really hampered the DX10 game development.
I'm saving at the moment, trying to get some money together to build me a new PC to be ready for the influx of DirectX 10 games.
Yes. The PCIe slot can only supply about 72W of power. Most high-end cards nowadays use much more than that. Especially the new Radeon HD 2900XT which eats 215W of power.
1) Whats the deal with the new pci-e 6-pin power cables? Are they neccessary to run cards that support them?
Crossfire is not worth it. Due to horrible drivers something like a third of the games out at the moment won't work on 2900XT Crossfire. It'll be a few months before they sort it all out.
2) In your opinion, is Crossfire worth the money? I am planning on buying the radeon 2900(s), or some variant, so would I be likely to run into a bottle neck if I used mid-range components alongside them?
Intel has mostly low end Celerons and the like comping out in the next few months. Then next micro-architectural improvements will come with Penryn in Q1, 2008.
3) How long do you think it will be intil a new line of processors is released by intel? I would hate to fork out $400 on a core 2 duo and two months down the track realise it's second-rate.
I am seriously considering adding two more gigabytes of RAM to my machine. Games like Supreme Commander can really use it.
4) With Vista now out, and the way hardware is developing, do you think it would be necessary for me to have more than 2gig ram in a PC that I wanted to be a complete beast?
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