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Tweaktown just did a review including the hotfix that just came out and man, the scores are all over the place,from 2 to 3 to 4, up and down.

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I guess tweaktown doesnt allow linking of pics, but for the most part, the more cards you add, the lower the fps except for 3dmark and vantage.

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Two cards really is the sweet spot for HD 4850s at the moment; we see some good gains over a single card and the cost is still relatively low compared to the competition. Now all we have to do is wait for the HD 4870 so we can see what that can do for us.

Edited by joemaniaci - 6/22/08 at 3:38pm
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Man, CFX Has some issues with some of those games, The best bet is CF
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When CCC 8.7 will come out ATI will fix this up
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Wow - those results are all over the place. Absolutely no correlation except that most games hate CFX
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4 Cards running worst then 2.......thats ODD hahahaha
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Originally Posted by TrueForm View Post
You can't laugh mate, look at you're GFX card!
That is bit rude and he's right. That is odd.
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I don't think it odds that more then 2 cards can hamper performance. Seems to me its gets a lot tougher driver wise or game optimization wise once you start adding more cards. I think typically most people will only buy 2 cards if they decide to go multi-gpu so Nvidia and ATI probably focus on the 2 card driver support a lot more then 3-4. Likewise for game studios, they build a game for one graphic card, and maybe throw in some optimize code for 2 cards at their whim. All I really care is that I like having two cards, price/performance it was better then buying any other card out there, at the time, and it has not giving me any headaches yet. Not to mention it looks cool inside a case when I feel the need to show off
 
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Oh man AMD better release some new drivers lol.
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While ASUS use a x16/x16/x4/x4 configuration, it’s really one of the best on the market.


ATI's immature drivers always cause problems. So do NVidia's. By 8.7 these things will scale like monsters.
post #10 of 24
Why aren't these tests being carried out on an x48 board? We already know that 2 4850's suffer performance hits from low PCI-E band width. Stands to reason that more than 2 cards is going to severly saturate the PCI-Ex bus and dramatically reduce scalability.
    
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