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The new graphics cards are around the corner... And i'm a bit confused as to what i should do, should i:

Crossfire 2 HD3850s?
buy 1 HD4850/HD4870
or Crossfire 1 HD3850 + 1 HD4850/4870. (If thats possible)

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GO GREEN literally get the card that has the best energy consumption to performance ratio.

I see you have a 3850 now so going xfire wouldn't not cost you much, but then it wouldn't be the newest cards out either.

I honestly don't know if you can mix the cards, Ill leave that for someone else to ponder on.
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38xx and 48xx series probably won`t be mixable
i also tried to find that out a while ago but it probably isn`t gonna work...
if you wanna crossfire now, go for the 3870(x2 or not)
or just wait till the 48xx series come out
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I would say either the 2nd or 3rd option are the best. I am also waiting for the new ATI cards to come out and right now from what I've seen they blow currently anything out of the water. I don't think getting another 3850 would be a smart idea considering the fact that they do not scale very well and that they cost around 130 dollars which you can save up a little bit for the 4850 that costs around 200 something dollars.
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I would say either the 2nd or 3rd option are the best. I am also waiting for the new ATI cards to come out and right now from what I've seen they blow currently anything out of the water. I don't think getting another 3850 would be a smart idea considering the fact that they do not scale very well and that they cost around 130 dollars which you can save up a little bit for the 4850 that costs around 200 something dollars.
I've got the 3850 right now, i'm just waiting for the 48xx cards, i was just wondering if i could stick a 3850 in + xfire it, my friends told me it can work.
    
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post #6 of 6
I would wait for either a 4850 or 4870.

You can crossfire an HD3850 and HD3870 or even a 2900, they don't have the be the same card like SLI does. I don't think anyone can say for sure at this point whether or not you can crossfire an HD3k series with an HD4k series. Chances are that while it would probably work, it's going to really limit the performance of the 4850/4870 its crossfired with.
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