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Poll Results: 4870 or 4870X2?

 
  • 31% (11)
    4870
  • 68% (24)
    4870X2
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post #1 of 22
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so ive been trying to get rid of my 4850, its a pretty decent card but i really wanna expand my performance, seeing as i cant sell it here because of low rep it just gonna sit there in my desk, anyways im undecided on whether to get the 4870 or go all out with 4870X2, im concerned not only with space, since its already tight in there with the 4850 and the 4870 is bigger, but also with bottlenecking, i dont want the video card to be held back by my cpu or ram, my system specs should provide an idea of which one would get along the ebst with my other parts, again thanks.
post #2 of 22
Your CPU and RAM are fine... I would go for the X2.
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post #3 of 22
Out of the 2 I would go with the 4870x2 because of your MB (no xfire) but I don't how much of an improvement you will see @ 1680x1050. What games do you play?

Here is a link to Tom's Hardware that compares/shows the FPS of the 4870x2, 4870 and 4850 in different games and benchmarks.

Link:http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q3-2008/compare,794.html?prod[2253]=on&prod[2114]=on&prod[2116]=on
Edited by colin niloc - 12/12/08 at 4:13pm
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post #4 of 22
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well mostly crysis, cod4, tf2, l4d and any good games coming out, thing is i might also upgrade to a higher res monitor, and i plan on using HDMI since i can just watch tv and play consoles on the same.

thx for the replies
post #5 of 22
i would get 4870 because they are 200 dollar shipped and the 4870x2 is 500. You could probably get two 4870 and a crossfire motherboard for the price of the 4870x2
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post #6 of 22
Get the X2
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post #7 of 22
4870X2 because you will not see much of an upgrade moving to 4870.
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post #8 of 22
buy my 4870 and run 4870/4850
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Dr.Zyklon View Post
well mostly crysis, cod4, tf2, l4d and any good games coming out, thing is i might also upgrade to a higher res monitor, and i plan on using HDMI since i can just watch tv and play consoles on the same.

thx for the replies


Well in that case I would buy a xfire board and another 4850 or 4870 and be done with it. It would be cheaper than buying a 4870x2
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post #10 of 22
Yeah but 4850/4870 crossfire isn't really that good compare to two 4870
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