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Old 07-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 4850 vs 3870x2

Which one would you guys choose? I need help making a decision
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 4850 vs 3870x2

for the cost of the 3870x2 why not get a 4870?
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Yes I would just go for the 4870 (I have one they are great)

If not then I would go for the 4850 if you want to save a bit of money

If you going for the 3870x2 you might as well just get the 4870
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Default Re: 4850 vs 3870x2

I thought about this same thing. I figured with all the new cards coming out I could snag a 3870x2 for a fair price.

But with the 4850 being as cheap as $140 on newegg after coupon offers and MIR. Why? The 3870x2 has plenty of problems and doesn't always scale well in game because of it having the 2 gpu's on one PCB. Not that it isn't a great card for anyone who has it, but now that it's not top of the line, and with all these great cards in the sub $200 price range, I see no point in considering it.

They are right, consider 4850, 4870. And if you feel like playing around with the increasingly annoying nvidia, you can get a 9800gtx or a 9800gtx+ really cheap, or a gtx 260 for close to $225 with a free game.

I'm still eyeing 4850 prices.. they are so good now, but I just want them to get cheaper, muhahaha. There was a deal at zipzoomfly for 2 4850's for $280 after a $60 MIR. I almost jumped the gun, but I shall wait.
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Default Re: 4850 vs 3870x2

What if I were to say that I could get the 3870x2 for the same price as the 4850. Thats why I didn't consider the 4870.
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Edit: If same price 3870 X2..
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If you look at the reviews, the 4850 beats out the 3870 X2..

So 4850 and 4870 > 3870 X2.
4850 beating out the 3870 x2? Please..........overall the 3870 x2 beats the 4850 if u play in higher resolutions.
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You so missed my edit.. And by an extremely large margin..
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You so missed my edit.. And by an extremely large margin..
sure did lol . Was at school in the library n was lazy to edit my post.
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id get the 4850 over the 3870x2 coz single card would have less heat than dual. thats my opinion. and 4850's are sick right now for the price
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