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witch is quicker 3870 in cf or a 3870 x2?
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About the same.
But CF 3870 can be had cheaper than one 3870x2.
But with one 3870x2, there is future possiblilty of CF it.
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Ok, so I have a question somewhat relating to this. If a 3870x2 is the same as 3870 in crossfire, and crossfire is pretty much only needed at very high res and quality, is there any benefit to really get that over just a 3870?

I normally run most games at 1680x1050 with my 1950xt, usually high quality, but sometimes have to drop it depending on the game. Would i be better off getting the 3870x2@$300 for the extra power, or the cheaper route of 3870@$130/4850@$200?
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I would say go with 4850 in CF.
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Originally Posted by Emraith View Post
Ok, so I have a question somewhat relating to this. If a 3870x2 is the same as 3870 in crossfire, and crossfire is pretty much only needed at very high res and quality, is there any benefit to really get that over just a 3870?

I normally run most games at 1680x1050 with my 1950xt, usually high quality, but sometimes have to drop it depending on the game. Would i be better off getting the 3870x2@$300 for the extra power, or the cheaper route of 3870@$130/4850@$200?
i would personally go with the 4850 it beats the 3870x2 in alot of benchmarks mainly in games and it still has premature drivers to my knowledge if you want to check it out http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/P...HD_4850/1.html

hope that helps! if it was me and i had the $200 i would go with the 4850 all the way for gaming
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