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Old 06-08-2010, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently picked up a Radeon 4890 for $119 on clearance at best buy, I was already running a 4850 both are 1gb models. I was wondering if anyone knew if I would be better off running a mixed crossfire setup or just the 4890? From the research I found it would basically downgrade the 4890 to a second 4850 which is showing higher on the performance list that the 4890. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am generally happy with the 4890 atm so it is not a big enough deal to purchase another(althougth i did have them call around in the area and no others had it).

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you are correct it would down clock the faster graphics card to the same speed as the slower one, but you would definitely see an improvement in performance with 2 cards

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^That depends on both the game, how well it scales in xfire, and the resolution... You will gain, but will it be worth the increase in power demand......
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I would just sell your 4850 for $50-70.
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