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I rarely game so yes I would
So why would you buy a graphics card?

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Along with the issues of multi GPU setups, still would make the GTX 280 a better option.
I disagree, there is no point to buying a GTX280. There are several solutions that are faster and cheaper than a GTX280:

2 x 4850 CF
2 x 8800GT SLI
1 x 9800GX2

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I have a feeling that 4870X2 will be powerful enough to win over doubters. I mean, CF 4850s give the GTX 280 a run for its money. Two 4870s should trample it.

/Galidan
That really depends on how significant the memory bottleneck is on the RV770. If the memory bandwidth in the 4850 is enough to supply the RV770, then you will see minimal performance increase. But there is really now way to tell how the memory is affecting the RV770 so we will just have to wait and see what the 4870 brings.
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post #42 of 92
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Here we go again with stupid naming conventions gone awry..."9800 GTX +". Why don't they stop being ass-clowns and just call it a 9800 Ultra?
I think you already answered your own question!

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Why don't they stop being ass-clowns
    
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it's like the 9800pro all over again, HAIL ATi!
     
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$550 2900XT... if you want to whine, the line starts behind me
I hear you there man. 450 + 150 for a gpu cooling block. Still I'm so ready to get more than three times the performance for half the price.
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My local Best Buy has 4850s for $150.
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My local Best Buy has 4850s for $150.
Your not joshing us are you?

Thats a steal!
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Would you honestly buy a card based on its folding credentials? Folding is a cool thing to do, but no obsess over.
Some people have folding farms
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Some people have folding farms
Yeah I think it is a little kookoo.
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Yeah I think it is a little kookoo.
for cocoa puffs.
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post #50 of 92
i wouldn't obsess over folding, tbh.

the 4850 looks to be where it's at, it seems... hopefully it'll be the 8800GT of this gen...
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