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Which do you think is the better way to go and why?

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Well considering you can do a 4870 (512mb) crossfire for about $320ish - price-wise it is the best.

But an X2 is the way to go if money doesn't matter.
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Originally Posted by ichiveritas View Post
Which do you think is the better way to go and why?

Thx


Performance


4870X2 > 4870 512 CF
4870X2 = 4870 1gb CF

I would go the X2 route, because..
  • 1 card
  • less power consumption
  • less heat
  • tri-fire at a later date
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post #4 of 15
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Performance


4870X2 > 4870 512 CF
4870X2 = 4870 1gb CF

I would go the X2 route, because..
  • 1 card
  • less power consumption
  • less heat
  • tri-fire at a later date

Thanks. That's the way I was leaning.
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post #5 of 15
yeah one card always leaves room for more, and each core gets 1GB instead of just 512 so its a win win, and I would wait just a little cuz the price is only going to go down once the GTX 295 comes out.
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Yep, Grunion is dead on. I've seen the Diamond 4870X2 as low as $440 on newegg currently after rebate so its not a huge gap in price.

The lowest price on newegg for the 4870 512mb is for the Sapphire for $180 after rebate (so two would be $360)
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post #7 of 15
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I would wait just a little cuz the price is only going to go down once the GTX 295 comes out.
Yeah I know but if I keep playing that game I may never actually build the computer.. LOL
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Agreed with everyone. I have dual 4870's in crossfire, but to be honest I would've gotten a 4870x2 had I known it was coming out when I bought my first 4870. In any case, crossfire is still quite buggy, and running the same throughput on one card just makes more sense. Plus you can get it for under $500 nowadays.
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Lets just wait and see when ATI enables Sideport...

The X2 at that point will be a no brainer, irrespective of pricing.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post


Performance


4870X2 > 4870 512 CF
4870X2 = 4870 1gb CF

I would go the X2 route, because..
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  • less power consumption
  • less heat
  • tri-fire at a later date
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