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4850 crossfire worth it?


pra5286

Crossfire or single gpu  

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  1. 1. HD4850 xfire or HD4890

    • 2 x HD4850 512mb
      3
    • Asus HD4890 1gb
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Right i have a big problem, i had already bought myself my hd4870 for my new gaming build but the packaging it came in was plainly crap... looked like a fat man had used it as a cushion for the entire journey to my house... (lol) Still the place where i buy my parts from have stopped the 4870 line and i was wondering if it was worth me either A) Paying the extra for an Asus HD4890 or B) Paying a little bit extra and buying 2 hd4850's on my Asus M4A79XTD Motherboard ( Xfire both pci-e run at x8 )

 

4850's - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168023

4890 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161725

Both come to roughly

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Since the 4850 is lower model of the 4870 i would go the route of 4890. two weak cards usually don't give the umpf of a high-end card, not all games always properly recognize dual gpu's.

plus in the long run, you can add another 4890 and would smash multiple 4850's

Edited by cirro

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Man I must be missing something. I have two 4850's running in crossfire in my x48 board and and moved my 4870's in crossfire to my new x58 board. Have not had a single problem running crossfire yet. I sometimes wonder around this place if the people giving advice have ever actually tried the things they speak of.

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Man I must be missing something. I have two 4850's running in crossfire in my x48 board and and moved my 4870's in crossfire to my new x58 board. Have not had a single problem running crossfire yet. I sometimes wonder around this place if the people giving advice have ever actually tried the things they speak of.

 

its a well known FACT that there are problems with scalability and reliability with Crossfirex AND sli..

just because YOU havent had problems on the select few games you have played, doesnt mean there arent problems

Edited by ShallowBay

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