…new computer upgrade…
Yes, I was already unhappy with one aspect of my new system as soon as I was done building it. The video card. I originally bought two 3850’s to run a crossfire setup, but ran into problems due to the motherboard I selected.
Anywhoo, the single 3850 was working out great (as you can see from the pics in my previous post), but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. So, I upgraded.
I have now installed a Radeon HD 3870×2! That’s a dual GPU card with 1GB of RAM. Upgrading to this card has more than tripled my 3DMarkVantage score from the low 2100’s to over 7400.
I’m also running dual monitors now. This single video card can support up to four monitors! For now, I’m getting used to two.
Here’s some pics so you can see how huge this thing is:
These are the 3870×2 and 3850 cards side by side.
Here you can see the four ports for the monitors.
I had to move some things around in the case (like move my hard drive cage up higher) to make room for this monster.
Oh, and here’s my new Call of Duty 4 Game-O-Meter score: