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ive got the asus maximus formula mobo...can i run 2 4870X2's on it? last stuff i read on GPU's was before the 3870X2 came out and everyone was wondering if their non crossfireX mobos would run 2 of em...cant find ***** in the forums on it
Of course you can.
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If you don't feel like waiting for this card to come out, then just buy two 4870's, and Xfire them. Same difference.
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If you don't feel like waiting for this card to come out, then just buy two 4870's, and Xfire them. Same difference.
4870X2 is supposed to perform better than Xfired 4870's due to how it works
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4870X2 is supposed to perform better than Xfired 4870's due to how it works
And it's supposed to be $100 less. You'll also have 1 slot free for tri or quadfire.
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4870X2 is supposed to perform better than Xfired 4870's due to how it works
Probably not by much. I'm sure if you got a good o/c out of two 4870's, it'd perform on par with the 4870 X2.
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I don't believe for one second the price on this. It would kill sales of the 4870.

Assuming the performance of the 4870X2 should be close to double that of the 4870, it will be faster than the GTX280, no point in selling it less than $600.

I think you will see a $600+ price tag on this puppy. Probably more.



$499 seems about right. i picked up a HIS 4870 off www.ncixus.com for a little over $280. sorry pauldovi, but i think your wrong on this one.
   
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Probably not by much. I'm sure if you got a good o/c out of two 4870's, it'd perform on par with the 4870 X2.
15% is pretty significant

And the difference might be bigger depending on how well the 4870X2's overclock
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The 4870 is $300 and it hard to find, and typically when it is availible it goes for over $300.

How do you figure a card that has 2 4870's on it, with even more memory, and a PCI Express 2.0 onboard is going to be only 66% more?

The 4870X2 will retail for over $600, I gurantee it. If it was only $499 there would be no available stock until Q4...
The price of the 4870 will probably drop.
    
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post #79 of 95
Even though at that price is likely a 1GB card that is still a very good price compared to Nvidia. However comparing some of the 4870 prices..it makes me wonder if the $499 tag could be a 2GB version. It might be. Who knows.

I look forward to seeing the final RRP. I dont beleive anything until its out in the shops.
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2GB would be huge It seems like ATI are really strutting they're stuff now if it's true

This card has been on my shopping list for quite some time now. Really looking forward to installing it in my system.

I was considering xfiring 2 of them, but I'd really need to see what kind of real world performance increase I'm actually going to see if I do.

The immaturity of the catalyst drivers is worrying me a little, from what I've heard ATI has been quite poor in this Dept. This is my first foray into the world of ATI, I've had only nvidia cards up till now. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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