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What to do? Crossfire or new GPU

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it has been a while since i posted here mostly because i am more busy with making music and playing with my band etc

but i need more GPU peen i have a powercolor HD4850 atm and msi k9a2 platininum mobo
so should i just but another 4850(does it have to be the same brand btw?) or sell the 4850 and buy an new one i am not intending to spend more than 140 euros (i guess 200 euros if i sell the card)

thnaks in advance i need to catch up with the new stuff yet but dont have the time to research all benchmarks :laugh:
 
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For crossfire any 4850 with do, and you can even crossfire it with a 4830. ;)
 

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2x4850 kicks some ass, had 2 of them recently and i ran all my games in full hd without problems

just make sure your case has good airflow since they get a bit hot
 
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I'd say CF, if you plan on keeping your current monitor.
 
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well i want to get a 22" screen as soon as possible cause this thing is so small its making me sick xD

edit: also wanted to ask if there are already qaud crossfire drivers cause my mobo has 4 pci-e slots
 
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*remembers my first computer CRT - black & white 14"* :) lol

If you're into games, a 5770 or even perhaps a 5830 will be within your budget and you'll have dx11.

Here you can see how your 4850 performs when compared to a 5770 and a 5830:



 
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*remembers my first computer CRT - black & white 14"* :) lol

If you're into games, a 5770 or even perhaps a 5830 will be within your budget and you'll have dx11.

a 5770 is in my budget but will one of those get higher framerates then 2 4850's in like metro 2033 or bad company 2?

direct x 11 isnt really a must for me =)
 
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depends of if your 4850 is a 512 or a 1024 - if it's the latter it'll run faster at the higher res of the new screen, and worth crossfire-ing with a similar card. If the 512MB card, then sell and upgrade as you'll never get a better price for it than now...

akasa vortexx neo aftermarket coolers are very cheap, and very efficient to keep down noise and heat...
 
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a 5770 it is thanks alot guys =)
 
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I wouldn't waste time with tri or quadfire since even if it did work your CPU wouldn't be fast enough to let the cards do their work. I had 2 4850s for 18 months and I can say they were really fast for the price you'll pay now. You could also just sell your 4850 and get a single 4890 1Gb.

The biggest fault my 4850s had was a lack of memory (framebuffer) on the cards so a single 4890 1gb would be more consistent and faster in newer titles.
 
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lol didnt know xD

but yea 2008 lol i was gone for a while xD

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i cant seem to find the 4890 in dutch stores
 
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i cant seem to find the 4890 in dutch stores


Well the 5770 should OC to match the 4890 anyway. I would only take a 4890 over a 5770 if it was 20% less in price. HD5xxx series cards usually OC fairly well and run quite cool.
 
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i would not take the 5830, its a big dissapointment imo, either a 5770 or you go for the 5850
 
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depends of if your 4850 is a 512 or a 1024 - if it's the latter it'll run faster at the higher res of the new screen, and worth crossfire-ing with a similar card. If the 512MB card, then sell and upgrade as you'll never get a better price for it than now...

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