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I don't care about benching as much as others do, I just want the best framerate at 1680x1050 (until I get a bigger monitor). I'll try one 4870 and see what it looks like. Crysis 1.21 benchies look promising for a single 4870 vs the 3870x2. Looks as if the 4870CF doesn't do much in crysis either (probably drivers as usual). Will see what dad wants to pay me for my second x2 and we'll go from there!
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K, have one Visiontek 4870 on order through the egg right now. Will order the 2nd one when my other X2 sells. Will report back with results/opinions. Thanks again for the advice fellas, much appreciated.
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I don't think so, since you're essentially going from 4 gpus to 2, and there isnt any groundbreaking new architecture.
You have to look at the amount of shading power between them though. The HD48 series has 800 shaders per core and the HD38 series has 320.

I'd sell both cards and buy an HD4870X2, it should beat any current setup. (I do understand that you would have to wait about 3-4 weeks for this)
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We'll see what happens. Have one 4870 on it's way. Keep in mind, I was running TWO 3870x2's (quad 320 shaders). We'll see how well the one 4870 overclocks, and performs in crysis, and depending on the price of the new x2 when it comes out, I'll either get another 4870 or get rid of the one I already ordered, and get the x2 (or twin x2's), whatever works better in Crysis.
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Wow things change fast don't they...Barely have a coating of dust on my X2s and now they are HISTORY lol. I have an HD4870 in the cart but I just can't bring myself to hit the button....especially knowing how prices drop after a week...
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I would wait for the 4870x2.
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An overclocked 4870 is going to be an absolute monster. At 830/1250 it did an average of 99 FPS on Canyon Flight - 3dmark06. But I admit, X2 hits the scene and I'll be staring at the "Submit" button for a solid hour lol.
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