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I know nothing about ATI cards or witch brand is better tech support warranty overclocking speed reliablity ect..

So what Im asking is what should I upgrade to..?
Im running a ASUS P5E motherboard X38 if I was on a Nvidia I would just grab another 8800 GTX but I cant go SLI I just want to switch to ATI for crossfire please help me.
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get 2 4850's. there that was easy. lol
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Visiontek brand gives lifetime warranty on their ATI gpu cards and based on your mobo I would go with either CrossfireX HD 4850, 4870(July 8th), 4870X2(sometime in August-Sept)
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what is crossfire x?
Help please...?
if you could tell me what these cards performance is compared to like a Nvidia card that would really help me get grips on which card I would be wanting to buy thanks
Edited by Darkice - 6/20/08 at 8:57pm
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post #5 of 8
Crossfire X is the same thing as crossfire, it just means more then 2 GPUs are being used, so tri, or quad CF.

2 3870X2s are considered CFX since it has 4 GPUs.
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post #6 of 8
lol nice aviator,, I was ready to get the fly swatter out If I said wait a while would you? My 8800 ultra still has some life in it. (and for what I paid for it, it had better).
Nows time just to kick back and see when the people start to say,, "my carp dont work,, I just got it.. help me"... "im going to rma this pos " What im trying to say is its still very new and I dont think they have the bugs out of them yet. I here the new ati cards are at 80c at idle now.
post #7 of 8
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Yes I see what you mean
I just was given the new choose to buy a cheaper then average 8800 GTX 120$ should I do that and get a new Mobo for SLI or wait and upgrade to Crossfire?
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Darkice View Post
Yes I see what you mean
I just was given the new choose to buy a cheaper then average 8800 GTX 120$ should I do that and get a new Mobo for SLI or wait and upgrade to Crossfire?
Well for me im just going to wait. After reading all the forums in computer land for the last week about video cards im so darn burnt out I think i got the upgrade fever out of my mind now. "I keep saying do I need to upgrade?" My card is only a year old and seems to do everything I want it to. So I guess im not going to do anything and just wait tell intel comes out with the new cpu socket.
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