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What's great about the HD 4850 isn't just the fact that it offers excellent value for money in Crossfire, but also that the performance you get is the difference between playing games at 1920 x 1200 and not. While the HD 4850 on its lonesome is probably best for gaming at up to about 1680 x 1050, if you really want to up the ante and get some 1920 x 1200 or 2560 x 1600 gaming in, going Crossfire is definitely the right thing to do.

What AMD has on its side is the fact that Intel boards are Crossfire compatible, and what enthusiast doesn’t have an Intel CPU with a supporting Intel chipset? - While the 700i series of chipsets from NVIDIA are popular, they have nowhere near the market share of Intel. Thanks to the price and the ease of setup, anyone can really get on the Crossfire wagon. And if you find yourself with a system as powerful as the one we’ve got here today from IBuyPower Australia, that’s when the cards will really begin to shine.

It looks like NVIDIA really has some competition this time around, and as long as enthusiasts around the world get excited about the new HD 4k series, AMD could really begin to pick up some market share.


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Yeah finally some 'official' reviews.

And I'm liking it.

Hmmm those Crysis scores are. .. . . . tasty.
Edited by MomijiTMO - 6/19/08 at 4:29am
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Fortunately this is a great product, 'cause AMD made another royal screw-up out of this launch.
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Oh yeah if anyone didn't know, there is no AA/AF hit of death on the 4800 series
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post #5 of 10
This really does look rather promising..now if I only had the money lol
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the HD4850 looks great my friend is getting one but pointless for me to upgrade yet even to the GTX280 waiting for a game that my GTS cannot play at 1024x1280.
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Finally I ATi card that we can actually use the AA and AF again. I remember the good old days of my x800xl and x1800xt. You could crank the AA and AF up and still get get frame rates.
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I was actually going to post the story

Honestly i am simply amazed that at $240 that card can somewhat compete with the gtx 280

Although i have not seen the 4870 benchmarks. Hopefully it will be exackly 280 status and since it's ONLY $300 it's an absolute must buy.

I congratulate AMD on there accomplishment
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Indeed , AMD may have a real GTX 280 killer on their hands once they launch the 4870 X2 but I will wait to see what it is actually like.
Edited by 45nm - 6/19/08 at 7:44am
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This is just great for all the budget gamers out there. Performance almost as good as a $650 card. I want to see how these babies fare in tri and quad fire. If we get these kind of results on a 4850 think of the 4870 and the *gasp* 4870x2 .These things will hopefully bring ATI back. I am just so amazed at what they have done.
    
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