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Old 12-30-2008, 08:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ahh.. i didnt realize the 4870 was a smaller card... 10.5 was the specification of a gtx260/280 and 8800gtx... i thought it was the same size!
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yeah when i had a gtx280 in my case the end of the card touched my hard drive cage heh
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Alright, thanks for the help. I'll be ordering it soon. Happy New Year btw.
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Well, my brother just ordered the Sapphire Radeon 4870 512mb version so going to see how it is on his and if it works fine, before I order mine. But I just saw a Sapphire Radeon 4850 x2. And its only 50 dollars more than the 1gb one I'm going to get it would be really stretching the budget but should I just get it?
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what games are you mainly trying to play.. for the most part you just have to consider if the game would be crossfire compliant/friendly
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nos i have a request for your sig...
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All, the new games like Left4Dead, Cod WaW, Etc.. What do you mean by crossfire the Sapphire Radeon 4850 x2 is a dual gpu card plus my computer only has 1 pci-e slot so can't crossfire .
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i'm aware that it is a single card... but it is 2 gpu's on a single pcb running crossfire...
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I can max out both of those games on nos' 8800gts 640mb running at 1920x1200, so the x2 would be overkill.
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