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well am not sure weather to get a 4850, then eventuly get crossfireX (shorter and less expensive) or get a 4870 with gddr5 and build up to crossfire x (longer and more expensive).since the 4850 has the same GPU as 4870, just a diffrent cooler.that just leaves the memory,is it worth the extra time and money for gddr5 if i game at 1920x1080 with 2xaa and pretty much everything else maxed out.
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i think both cards will be good regardless of which one you choose...it is more of how much you would like a spend for performance difference between the 2 which is probably 15-20% difference.
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post #3 of 8
I have an idea...why not wait til we actually see reports on both cards, rather than make a guess for you
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I hope you're planning on getting a better processor before you decide to go CF since with that 4000+ you aren't going to notice a difference from an extra card.
    
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post #5 of 8
4850 crossfire will definitely outperform the 4870.
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^yes i know 4850 CF will outperform a 4870.maybe i should of rephrased my question. how much more will a 4870 CF with gddr5 preform verses 4850CF (assuming the 4850s are clocked as high as 4870's stock) at 1920x1080 resolution max details with only 2xAA and 8X AF
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post #7 of 8
either way, i would go with 1x4870 and get another one later
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post #8 of 8
I'm a bit of a cheapskate, and I'm always impatient. I'd probably grab 2 4850s and then find out l8r that 2 4870s in crossfire royally kicks the 4850s' arse cuz of the massive increase in memory and bandwidth.

just my $0.02
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