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Hey guys, need a little help, got an ATI HD 4850 512MB and it's starting to show slowdown in BFBC2 and a few other games, I'm really poor at the moment and need a little help to upgrade.

Want to get a 4870 1gb + run it in Crossfire if possible with my current 4850, but was wondering if it'd be worth it? Never tried crossfire before so unsure wether it'd bring the gains i'm looking for, especially with BC2.
Either that or another card to put into Crossfire for £60~ or so, or a card about £120~ solo.

system specs are in my sig I hope ! and running the game at 1920x1080

Many thanks for the help guys!

EDIT: Forgot to mention that i'd even be open to using Nvidia !
Edited by order-sol - 3/29/11 at 3:16pm
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Well, from that I'd either get another 4850 (Which probably isn't good enough for your needs) or buy another single card. The difficult thing when putting in two different cards for Xfire that are in the same family is that you're going to have scaling issues (Especially with Xfire, I've heard it's not as good as SLI) because when you pair those two together, they will take the clock rates of the lower clocked card (The 4850) effectively making just a 4850 Xfire set-up, with almost no benefit of that better card. So stick with getting the best single card you can afford, and if that is slower or runs worse that 4850 in Xfire, buy the other 4850. Simple as that.

(BTW when you're looking for the best single card to buy, check up on the benchmarking sites for info AND the real performance of the card in modern games. [You can find that in reviews] Also between Nvidea and ATI, take a look at the games you play the most and look which manufacturers' cards run the games the best, and also Nvidea has the better SLI bridging method and PhysX, while ATI tends to have more VRAM and cheaper prices.)
Edited by Ferric Oxide - 3/29/11 at 3:27pm
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