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This looks cool too

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Originally Posted by Deathsnapper View Post
The performance is very similar between the two from what I've seen. Apparently the x2 is supposed to run faster because of a couple things, one of which being a feature which they call a "sideport". http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_4870_X2/

Though for some reason or another this "sideport" is disabled in 4870x2 cards. Like it's there, integrated into the chips, but disabled by the drivers. Whether it would really add any extra performance or not is somewhat unknown, or at least it was last I heard about it.

And apparently it will be enabled in a future driver, but again, it's completely unknown whether or not it will actually increase performance, and even if it does by how much? So basically, what I'm saying is it's not really a reason to buy the 4870x2 rather than two 4870s, there's just not enough known about it. I just thought it would be worth bringing up.

From what I've read they perform nearly the same as each other, the 4870x2 and crossfire 4870s.There are a few reviews up that compare the two, such as these:
~ http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rd-review.html
~ http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...ew-crossfire/1
~ http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/S...4870_X2/1.html
~ http://hothardware.com/Articles/ATI-...On-Top/?page=1
There are probably more too. I haven't really looked much into which of these reviews are the most realistic, but I guess you can look at the ones on the sites you trust most.

Seems like either way you'll be fine. Both are great options
lol

didn't you read any of the prior posts...
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lol

didn't you read any of the prior posts...
Yeah, it took me the 20 minutes to look up all the reviews and make sure they each included crossfire 4870s vs 4870x2 results rather than just one or the other

And find one that explains the sideport with a nice picture
    
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Its ok.

The reviews are handy for comparison purposes.

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Thread Starter 
ok
i'm gonna go with a 4870x2!

can u guys reccomend me a good one?
    
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Seeing as you are canadian, you should look around the online sites for pricing.

Visiontek has lifetime warranty, Asus has 3 years

all others are 1 year.
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i was looking at a nice diamond one...the sapphire one is cool too
wat do u think?

BTW, look at this link. WTH? http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...155CVF&Tpk=G24 officialy lost all respect for newegg lol
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I went with the Sapphire model. The Asus one's were in short stock and cost much more than the Sapphire model.
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Sorry to steel the thread away, but could someone explain to me what this sideport is? My friend wants to know. It may effect his new system...
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lol @ acer screen
    
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