New hardware for video gaming purpose

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I have a graphics card ATI Radeon HD HD4870 X2 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX-280 processor.

If I will build a PC, will the two work together and can run DirectX 9?

I am more into video gaming and I am looking for something best in terms of graphics and speed.

I will be running the two on my Windows 7 PC.

I have games such as Diablo and Battlefield and was wondering if the two will work on the new graphics card and processor.

Someone told me that when I play Battlefield on a dual-core PC, I have to disable temporarily the other core in order to play.

Can someone send me some ideas? I am really lost. Thank you.

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Answered By 574115 points N/A #118253

New hardware for video gaming purpose


Just to make it clear to you, NVIDIA GeForce GTX-280 is not a processor. The 2 devices that you mentioned in your post, ATI Radeon HD HD4870 X2 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX-280, are both video cards. Maybe you are thinking about cross firing the 2 video cards. Doing a Crossfire can only be done on 2 PCI-Express cards.

And the result is not always successful on what you would expect. Usually, users would expect a great boost in the computer’s performance after doing Crossfire on their 2 video cards. But the result isn’t always like that.

You did not mention what version of Diablo you have. This game has versions Diablo, Diablo 2, and Diablo 3, which is the latest but no information has been released yet. I’ll assume you have the first version.

Here are the system specifications for Diablo:

  • Windows 95
  • Pentium 60 Ghz
  • 8 MB RAM
  • SVGA video card
  • Double speed CD-ROM drive

If you want to run Windows 7 on your computer, I’m not sure if this game will still work. If you really want to play this game on this operating system, Diablo 3 is recommended and will surely run on Windows 7. And for the game Battlefield, Battlefield 2 is recommended for your operating system.

Here are the system specifications for Battlefield 2:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 recommended
  • Pentium Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or higher processor, any quad core recommended
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 15 GB for the digital version and 10 GB for the disc version
  • 256 MB video card NVIDIA GeForce 7800GT or ATI X1900, 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 recommended
  • DirectX 9.0c, DirectX 10 recommended
  • Sound card
  • DVD drive

If you are interested in playing Battlefield 3, your Windows 7 must be running on 64-bit version.

Answered By 10 points N/A #118254

New hardware for video gaming purpose


First of all i was not able to understand your problem. But what i guess is that you need to play a powerful game on your computer. In this case you can use a graphic card that full fills the requirements for your computer.

If you want to play as a multiplayer then you can either you can use a multiplayer with in a computer or you can also play on two different computers. It will be more fun if you ply multiplayer on multi computer. No matter if you have not another computer here is a website which will help  you to play your game in multi players with all of the internet community and you will be able to play with your friend also.

The website link is : You will visit this link and then install the software then you will be able to see play as multiplayer.

You can check you video card requirements also form their : go to start and then to RUN and then type DXDIAG her you can see all the system configurations and you will be able to see your card settings there.

You can then find a new card as per you require and that will solve your problem.

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