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HD4850 x2...anyone else getting one?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by SANEagent, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. SANEagent New Member

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    I sure am! Im giving my 4850 toxic to my younger brother and getting this beast. Cant wait to see how it performs!
     
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    I imagine it would be in between a 4870 and a 4870x2 :)
     
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    It should be a great card, the ddr3 seems to act better in powerplay.
     
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    I want one for christmas. Supposedly they're coming out today.

    Saving up until december and going to try to split the cost with Mom and Dad. :D
    Every one else in the family has graduated and sources of income. They buy themselves crap. XD
     
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    Would it be better to get one of these or get another 4850 toxic and CF them together on my P5Q? I will be running a 24 inch at 1920 X 1200. Im thinking that the new 4850 x2 with the 2gig of memory would be better.
     
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    It would probably be better not only for the 2 GB memory, but the Intel P-45 chipset limits the graphics card slots to x8 when you add a second card. If you have a X-38 or X-48 equipped motherboard, two 4850's in crossfire is the current bang-for-the-buck performance king.
     
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    Probably about like a GTX 280 for the same price point.
     
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    its 8x 2.0 which is 16x 1.1 so it performs just as good.
     
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    Not true. Read this review P-45 vs X-48 at Tweaktown

    Here's a quote from the summary page.

     
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    Same article states that the HD4850 in crossfire is the best value for performance because of cost.


    HD4850 in crossfire has a good record for performing in cross fire.


    I have a single Toxic HD4850 I'm going to wait and see how the new HD4850x2 performs before jumping ship.

    I'm leaning toward adding another HD4850 when the prices come down.

    With a single HD4850 and a Intel Q9400 CPU my machine has been able to play every game I have tried.

    Benchmarks very well too.
     
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    I'm going to get 2 of them then run quadfire :p
     

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