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post #11 of 21
a 4870 512mb is on newegg for like 180$ after 20$ rebate

linky:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810
post #12 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Yeah it's possible. You can crossfire cards from the same series.
You cant crossfire 2600 and 2400. or 2600 and 2900 ore 2400 and 2900.... these are all 2000 series.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
You cant crossfire 2600 and 2400. or 2600 and 2900 ore 2400 and 2900.... these are all 2000 series.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/content/im...hart_Nov08.jpg

I beg to differ.

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actually, heres where I read it a while back.
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1073060
Edited by Wasting Away - 12/19/08 at 3:25pm
    
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post #15 of 21
get a 4870 or 4850 without the hassle of crossfire.. and two 4830s = 4870.. so yeah
    
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Originally Posted by I AM TEH LAW GIVAH View Post
get a 4870 or 4850 without the hassle of crossfire.. and two 4830s = 4870.. so yeah
see the thing is..
I already have 1 4830 at this point. I can see if I can return it and get a 4870 but I'm not entirely sure I can.
    
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post #17 of 21
well two 4830's match a gtx 280 so i'd be going crossfire if your psu can handle it
    
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What would be better, a 4870 or two 4830's?
    
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post #19 of 21
2 4830s are extremely powerful, especially if overclocked. Will easily surpass the performance of a single 4870 or even a GTX 280.

Don't bother crossfiring it with a 4850...just get another 4830.

btw I ran a 4870 + 4850 and monitored the GPU usage, the 4870 stayed around 85-90% usage when the 4850 was at 100%...so it was obvious that the 4870 was waiting for the 4850 to finish rendering...
    
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post #20 of 21
Mr. wastingaway, you should honestly just tell your mom that it is the wrong card. If she still has the receipt then you can return it for sure. Even if the box is open it will be fine as long as you have all the original parts. Get a 4870 because they are only $200 right now. Later on, you could crossfire two 4870's and it will be awesome! A 4850 is good too, but either way just return it and tell your mom it's the wrong one. If you feel bad, tell a lie and tell your mom it isn't compatible with your specific motherboard or something. Good luck!
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