Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by ShadowFold, May 19, 2009.
Someone buy my HD 4850 X2 please
$154.99 with free shipping;
I have one running and one coming. They are also eligible for step-up.
Why? Your x2 is faster.
Maybe, but often these cards perform as a single 4850 in games/applications. I know my gtx260 is better for reliable frame rates than my 4850x2 ever was.
+1, from all the reading I have done it seems that X2 cards yield a higher average FPS, but a single GPU is smoother.
X2 cards tend to suffer from erratic framrate changes, so an X2 will always have the highest and lowest fps counts.
Whereas a single GPU tends to be much more consistent, often resulting in a better gameplay experience.
Well not really, I just want to try out an SLI setup, never done one before
I would take the 55nm EVGA over the 65nm XFX for power savings alone. Then again, I run everything i got 24/7
The XFX is C216, I thought all of them were 55nm?
How do these compare to a single 4850? equal or alittle more powerful?
They're only a little slower than the 4890's.
Nope, the original Core 216 was 65nm. You can tell the XFX is a 65nm version because it has the backplate. The 55nm GT200 cards don't need a backplate, so they don't have them.
hmmmm..I might have to get one of these instead of the xfx 4850
If it has the backplate, it's 65nm. 55nm have no backplate.
New Zotac 55nm GTX260 Core 216 for $145 after MIR
New eVGA 55nm GTX260 Core 216 for $160 after MIR and if you do a step-up you get to claim the full $185, eVGA doesn't consider the MIR when looking at the price you originally paid for the card.
I'm probably gonna get the retail GTX 260 Black Edition. I like the back plate, not gonna get anymore EVGA stuff, they seem to always give me problems.
Oh, just found:
ASUS 65nm GTX260 Core 216 for $150
And open box means full manufacturer warranty!
Bad experiences with open box cards Open box boards have been great tho. My MSI is open box and so is my dads Rampage II X58.
Nice deal but man that card sure is ugly
It's camo. I'll misplace it too easily
Open box GPU's are an issue sometimes, but Mobo's are pretty solid. This is my personal experience as well.
Nope, most but not all.
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