I don't have either of the expansions. I probably won't get them. I like the European setting games better. I'll probably play though this one campaign and never play it again after I've taken over... Rome II is right around corner
yep... sounds like typical crossfire to me. Funny thing is, after having crossfire I went SLI with Nvidia for a while, and everything was perfect as could be. It's pretty obvious who figured out the multi-GPU thing properly.
My 5850 CFX drove me nuts, but maybe they have made some advancements since then? The biggest annoyance was this bug that happened with Crossfire + multi-monitors. By default, ULPS is enabled in AMD drivers, but this being on caused a hard lock any time I tried to overclock. This was common. Disabling it was the only way to overclock, but this in turn broke 2D clocks. It downclocked the second card to 150mhz in 2D, which was the card powering my second monitor. This caused lots of flickering on my second display. It annoyed the piss out of me.
I like the way you think. I'm crazy excited for Rome 2. The 660 Ti is a great little card. It's cheap and fast. It's got less ram, but thats a gimmick anyway. I don't think either card has what it takes to utilize over 2GB anyway.
Ehg... AMD is sort of the Wal-Mart brand of hardware these days. It's cheaper, but for a reason. I've been Intel and Nvidia for several generations now and couldn't be happier. Intel is going to be the clearly better performer for CPU. With Nvidia, you pay a bit more for your performance, but that comes with things like proper drivers and SLI as an upgrade path (crossfire is a joke).