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I have been thinking about upgrading when the 48xx comes out but I'm not sure if I should upgrade to the x2 or just buy a new mobo that has crossfire and put another 3870 in there along with my 3870x2. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 10
Depends how long you wanna wait...

But you probabaly won't see much improvement from the Hd 3870x2 to the Hd 4870. I would just wait till the big cheese comes out. (Hd 4870x2).
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I have been thinking about upgrading when the 48xx comes out but I'm not sure if I should upgrade to the x2 or just buy a new mobo that has crossfire and put another 3870 in there along with my 3870x2. What do you guys think?
I would wait until the 4000 series comes out. A single 4870 is suppose to be equal to a 3870x2. If your gaming at high resolutions I would say go crossfire
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I was thinking since my card equals a 4870 already I might as well just buy another 3870 or maybe a 3870x2 since there will probably be a price drop. That way it will be cheaper and I'll be a step ahead of the leading card (excluding the 4870x2).
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post #5 of 10
yea but you will be using alot more power tho wont you?
 
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post #6 of 10
thats true, but games right now scale much better on 2 cards than 4 cards and like the other guy said, 1 card uses a lot power than 2 cards. its most ideal to go with the 4870.
post #7 of 10
Just relax, wait to see how it works under official drivers. Normally, we may wait few updated drivers first. Then need to take a look at cooling, OC and whether existing games can take advantage of it etc.
post #8 of 10
100% a 4870 series Card !
Just wait till they come out and then decide whether you need 1 or 2 of them^^


Crossfire with 3 Cards is just a waste of power and performance (and therefore money).

Also selling your current Card this year will bring you some cash.
While it won't bring much in a year or so...
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post #9 of 10
Well going from a 3870 to the 4870 might not be much of a jump. Me on the other hand going from the 2900XT to a 4870 would be great!!!!
post #10 of 10
Get another 3870x2. By the time the 4000 series launches the 3870x2 will be at or below $300 which is going to make it a steal.
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