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Hey peepz..

my system is running right now at a :

:: XFX 8600GT XXX edition (with stock zalman cooler) ::
i've got the clocks at 750/1650/940.

But because im getting a new mobo and new CPU..
i go for crossfire..

But to be honest i don't have the slightest knowledge about ATI cards.

the stuff that the card needs at minimum:

DX10 support
SM 4.0 or higher..
512MB memory... (since i go crossfire it should be 1GB together )

Im counting on u guys to lead me to ur new ATI world of graphics

my budget ain't that high, so don't make it so expensive like 200 euro each card lol..

im searching for a max of 150-160 euro per card.


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post #2 of 14
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I want to run Crysis at high with an OC'd Intel DUo2 E8400 CPU..

and a ATI card at crossfire..

and cod4 maxed..

my specs below plays Crysis at medium without AA at 1024x768

but i want to play my games at 1280x1024 ++

recommend me some nice crossfire capable cards
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post #3 of 14
you can get a single HD4870 and it will handle your games easily at those settings
if you really want crossfire, try Dual HD4870, that would be a monster rig, but if that is pricey, just get two HD4850s, they will dominate any game you throw at it.
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i see//

what should those prices be at euro's//

i go check something out back in a hour or two..
reply as much as possible to get ur nvidia users to ATI
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post #5 of 14
that is the thing on your budget a hd4850 would be it, and would run anything very well, but then if you can push your budget a 4870 would have no problems running anything that is out (based on the benchmarks that have been in the news section)

i do agree though ATi is the choice for this generation, if you dont want to drop a lot of money for a lot of heat
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post #6 of 14
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so the 4850 sux?

and 4870 got a "HUGE" difference in performance..

plz give me link to some results of tests
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post #7 of 14
The 4850 kicks ass!! The heat problem can be fixed in a few different ways, and ATI is working on a bios fix as we speak!! The 4870 is better though

And I am not a fanboy. I have a Brand new XFX 9600GT sitting here as well. I go where the performance is. And you can't beat the 4850 performance at $150 USD right now. PERIOD!
post #8 of 14
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The 4850 kicks ass!! The heat problem can be fixed in a few different ways, and ATI is working on a bios fix as we speak!!
That is great news, just got my 4850 today. The heat is a problem.
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512MB memory... (since i go crossfire it should be 1GB together )
CF/SLI doesn't "stack" memory together. If you CF/SLI 2 512mb cards, you still have 512mb

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That is great news, just got my 4850 today. The heat is a problem.
Use the hotfix that came out for it
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I installed the driver/hotfix from the AMD website, I idle at 65-75. Still better than some I guess. What will the BIOS update fix?
Edited by Oblivion77 - 6/22/08 at 4:42pm
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