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One of my two ATI 4850's is going bad. What can I get for $250 or less that will outperform my 2 4850 Cross-fire configuration?
    
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one of my two ati 4850's is going bad. What can i get for $250 or less that will outperform my 2 4850 cross-fire configuration?
gtx 470.
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post #6 of 27
go for an ati 6950 for around $279, alot of ppl are bios hacking it into a 6970. Very powerful, cool-running, efficient card.

if you wanted to go with 2 video cards, for $250 u can easily get two 4890's on craigslist/eBay.

Nvidia 460's are going for $100-$130 after rebate each.
    
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post #7 of 27
No I doubt it look at the graph comparing to the 470 here

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...0-sli-review/5
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post #8 of 27
get a hd 6950 or a gtx 470 or if you can wait a few days get 2 gtx 460 1gig cards when the gtx 560 comes out
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get a hd 6950 or a gtx 470 or if you can wait a few days get 2 gtx 460 1gig cards when the gtx 560 comes out
I wouldn't recommend that on a 750w ps.
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post #10 of 27
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nvidia 9800 --> GT 250 ---> GTS 450.
It's a pretty mainstream video card imho. Good but nothing really outstanding to what's also available.

Id spend a few dollars more and atleast get the 460 or better if youre going Nvidia.
    
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