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Hi, i have 2 4870's in cross fire at the moment, but i have just obtained a 280GTX sould i sell the 280 or the 2 4870's? Which get better frame rates? And if i got another 280 would this make a big diffrence?
Also i have a 9800gt, is it worth putting this in for physics?
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post #2 of 35
4870 Crossfire is faster than the 280 ,Is simalar to a GTX295

9800GT for Physics, could be useful if you play games that use physics i guess
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post #3 of 35
I'd sell the 280.
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post #4 of 35
I would sell the 4870's and get another 280
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by Fantasysage View Post
I would sell the 4870's and get another 280
Or you could sell the 4870,s and 280

And maybe get a 5970 or such?
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post #6 of 35
id sell the the 4870's and the 9800gt and buy another gtx 280
   
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post #7 of 35
OR just sell all them 5 cards and buy a more poweful video card like a HD5970 or a gtx 480.
   
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post #8 of 35
keep the 4870's for their better frames, and then stick the 280 in another box and fold 24/7 on it

Or sell it all for a 5870/5970?

4870in CF = a single Slightly OC 5870, ie a 5970 will kick its backside solidly whereas a 5870 will be a really great single card replacement for dual cards. it will offer better power consumption and less heat as well as better airflow overall. I would say, try and sell all of them and get a great single card.

4870~ $150 each = $300
280 ~ $150 (actually i have no idea, just a guess)

= a total of about $450 to spend, thats easily a 5870, and if you are willing/able to add another $200 odd, then get the biggest and baddest GPU out, the 5970!!!!!
   
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post #9 of 35
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Hi, i have 2 4870's in cross fire at the moment, but i have just obtained a 280GTX sould i sell the 280 or the 2 4870's? Which get better frame rates? And if i got another 280 would this make a big diffrence?
Also i have a 9800gt, is it worth putting this in for physics?
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stay with the atis. also puttin 9800 for physx is good idea.
    
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post #10 of 35
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keep the 4870's for their better frames, and then stick the 280 in another box and fold 24/7 on it

Or sell it all for a 5870/5970?

4870in CF = a single Slightly OC 5870, ie a 5970 will kick its backside solidly whereas a 5870 will be a really great single card replacement for dual cards. it will offer better power consumption and less heat as well as better airflow overall. I would say, try and sell all of them and get a great single card.

4870~ $150 each = $300
280 ~ $150 (actually i have no idea, just a guess)

= a total of about $450 to spend, thats easily a 5870, and if you are willing/able to add another $200 odd, then get the biggest and baddest GPU out, the 5970!!!!!
The 5870 beats a 4870x2 and it can overclock a lot further. It's about on par/slightly less than a 4890x2. The new Drivers have increased the 5****'s performance.

OP - I would either sell the 280 and go 4870 CF or sell everything and get a 5870/470
Edited by ~Strawberry~ - 6/9/10 at 5:50am
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