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Is the 4xxx series worth upgrading to from a 3870x2?
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IMO the 3870 x2 > 4850, not sure about the 4870, but crossfire 4850's or 4870's will surly beat a 3870 x2, i would just wait for the 4870 x2
    
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I was thinking the same thing. Depending on if it's worth upgrading my mobo I might just do that and buy another 3870x2 with it.
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your motherboard is one of the best P35s ever made, if you plan to go corssfire i recommend these motherboards http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136045

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136047

but im sure the 3870 x2 can hold off until August when the 4870 x2 comes (price is rumored to be $449)

what i would do is keeping gaming on the 3870 x2 its a really good card, save $$ by not buying a crossfire motherboard + the money you were going to use to buy anther 3870 x2+ sell the 3870 x2 you own right now, when the 4870 x2 comes out and buy a 4870 x2, and wait for the 5870 x2
Edited by A Russian :D - 6/17/08 at 3:37pm
    
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