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Find me a hot deal on my next GPU

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  1. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, I'm looking for another video card. Help me find a deal on the best performing card under $325. I'm ok with Nvidia or ATI. Thanks in advance guys!!
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    they have 4870 512mb on sale at the egg for 179.00 crossfire? Or you could look into the GTX 280s last time I looked they were in the low 3s if I remember correctly.
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    I have heard with the 4850x2 some people love them and the drivers on the disk work just fine.
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    OK guys. I really like that 4850x2. I was already considering it. I don't really want another 280, as I just sold one. Keep the deals coming!!
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    From what I hear, Cat 9.1 is reasonably stable, and 9.2 will fully support the card. I'm just wondering if it may be worth it, considering when it works, it outclasses gtx260 and 280.
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    Really?? Or do you mean it supports GPU's as an overall? As u can see Sapphire is the only manufact. that produces 4850x2. So that means they mod drivers to get it stable.
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    9.2 will officially support this card, from what I understand...and cat 9.1's seem to be working fairly well....from what I've read. Next question is should I get the 1GB or 2GB version of the 4850x2? There's a $50 difference b/t these two cards. I only run a 20" monitor, so I'm not running super high resolution.
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    o_O just noticed u already got a 280. Then get another one for SLI.
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    Quick question, does it matter if its a single card or is a dual setup acceptable?
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    Dual is acceptable, though I've always found single cards to be more stable.
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    He sold it.

    Seeing as how the 4850x2 has improved, I'd have to agree with previous statements. :p
    Go get it! XD
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    what about the the 1GB vs. 2GB argument, since I'm not really going to play games at crazy high resolutions. Any reason I'd want the 2GB version for $50 more?
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    If you're running 1680x1050 or lower, you probably don't need the 2gb card
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    I still say get a 4850x2 or a 4870 but a 4850x2 is a great card for
    The price I say get the 4850x2 man. 1gb should be fine it's a very powerful card.
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    AA+ AF. :p
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    yea, that 2gb(really 1gb for each gpu) would be VERY useful in games such at GTA4 and as mentioned AA+AF performance would be greater than having the 1gb(512mb per gpu). I'd go 2gb.

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