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post #1 of 41
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Here's a current review of the 4850 X2 using 8.12 drivers. What an improvement!! May be the card to get for me. Did not see this posted before Dec. 11

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Frame rates with the 4850 X2 were excellent. The card outran NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 280 in all of our benchmarks, in games that really favor the Radeon 4800 architecture the margin was as wide as 25%. Crysis ran 5-9% faster with the 4850 X2 at 1920x1200 and 2560x1600. Based on our benchmarks, it’s pretty safe to say that this is the second fastest card on the market behind ATI’s Radeon 4870 X2.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...view/page4.asp



Wow... 15% newegg cash back on $309 thru paypal = $46. That's $309 - 46 - 30rebate = $233 = EPIC WIN!!!!
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Edited by xz3rorom3o - 12/16/08 at 10:04pm
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post #2 of 41
Interesting, maybe the 4850x2 really need a driver check? (edit: if I recall, it came out quite a while after the latest batch of official cat's) And I just put down the money for a second 4850 for CF, maybe I should've just sold my current one and picked this up.

Aha well what can you do, something newer and better always comes out. Looks like an interesting read, +rep
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post #3 of 41
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maybe you should sell your CF setup and get the one on sale at newegg right now:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102809

$280 after rebate...free shipping. Contemplating doing the same.....haha
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post #4 of 41
Haha well it does seem to perform well, and now it seems it could be really competitive for the price too! Unfortunately down here in Aus, not many retailers are stocking the 4850x2, and those that are seem to be marking up a slight bit. While its still tempting, I'm not sure I could sell my current cards for a good price.

btw, reading more of the article, it seems as if it is almost smooth running crysis @ 2560x1600 @ very high, that is impressive :O
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post #5 of 41
geez...would definitely get EVERY cent worth if i upgraded from my G80...good lord, and with the extra 2 rams im getting for christmas i'd see quite a noticeable difference. so tempting.
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post #6 of 41
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Wow... 15% newegg cash back on $309 thru paypal = $46. That's $309 - 46 - 30 = $233 = EPIC WIN!!!!
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post #7 of 41
Typical traditional ATi behavior...great engineering and horrible driver support.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 12/15/08 at 7:10am
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post #8 of 41
lol as i'd like to say

"typical"

the specs on newegg "require" a 650w PSU, but do you guys think my 630W volcano would work fine? I'd like to consider it high quality especially from when I bought it, and i haven't had any problems with it. here are the specs:

DC Output Current
+3.3V
+5V
+12V1
+12V2
-12V
+5Vsb

Total Output Wattage
10A/5A
30.0A
50.0A
18.0A
18.0A
1.0A
2.5A

630W
Edited by Dark-Asylum - 12/15/08 at 7:14am
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I guarantee your psu is fine.
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post #10 of 41
you guys know this has the longest pcb ever released to date right.
It may not even fit in your case , I believe its 12" long
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