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2 4870's running in crossfire or 1 4870 x2?
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post #2 of 11
your not happy with your 4870???????????
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Yes I am but I want more mwaahaaaaa!!!!! & I don't want to waste my 4870 by buying a 4870 x2 so I was wondering if I get just as much power/speed running 2 4870's in crossfire as I would with 1 4870 x2? & I also know if one would have 2 4870 x2's running in crossfire that would be stupid FAST but I don't have 1200 for GPU's. So what do you think??
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post #4 of 11
well you got one 4870 so buy another one and crossfire them
post #5 of 11
The difference isnt that much between crossfire 4870's and a 4870x2, if I were I would get the 1 gig Sapphire 4870, or if you really want you could always get a 4870x2 and do tri-fire

EDIT: most games arent optimized for anything over 2 gpu's whether in sli or crossfire, so you wont see a noticeable difference, 4870's in crossfire uses more power than 1 4870x2

EDIT 2: if you really want the 4870x2, i would wait until the price comes down
Edited by Speedma11229 - 12/26/08 at 3:33pm
    
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post #6 of 11
I don't think there will be much of a difference.

I would suggest the 4870x2 would be a bit faster since the VRAM is sinked a bit better with a modified bridge (suppose to stop/reduce microstutter) between the GPUs, will create less heat and require less watts.

Also one 4870x2 will take less space in the case and would not get in the way of other MOBO slots like two 4870 would.
Edited by Gunderman456 - 12/26/08 at 3:38pm
 
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Yes I am but I want more mwaahaaaaa!!!!! & I don't want to waste my 4870 by buying a 4870 x2 so I was wondering if I get just as much power/speed running 2 4870's in crossfire as I would with 1 4870 x2? & I also know if one would have 2 4870 x2's running in crossfire that would be stupid FAST but I don't have 1200 for GPU's. So what do you think??
actually there is no good quad core vga set up that is good yet. the technogly is not up to par yet. either got with a tri fire(3870 + x2)or cf. most time the cf 4870 proform slightly better.
post #8 of 11
i see so much i would do with your system. larger monitor vista 64bit
post #9 of 11
take the money from another 4870 and buy a 24" monitor. then, if you need more power, go crossfire

but if you're dead set on getting another card, just get another 4870
post #10 of 11
Say goodbye to another gig of your ram aswell... in 32bit Vram will eat space away from normal ram since it can only see 3.75gb or so.
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