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Old 03-17-2009, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my (un)faithful computer store here in Panama that brings in good parts; their stock is diminishing immensely day by day. Either they are going out of business or they are waiting for their shipment to come to the Free Trade Zone (they aren't saying). Either way, I bought a Sapphire 4850 512MB DDR3 about a month ago, and with their store going under and no other good stores around, I am considering purchasing another. No other ATI's are in stock. I am waiting for DHL package my family sent me with Crysis W and Fallout 3 and I want the best out of those games and the demanding games to come. Crossfiring two 4850 512mb...will I see a great improvement that should last me a little while or should I keep the bucks? HELP!
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What are your systems specs and what resolution is your monitor?
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I bought the 4850 originally because of my mobo and there was not much of a choice a month ago either. I didn't have $240 for a 4870 512MB (everything electronic is insanely expensive here)
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then if you can get it at a good price then you should do it.
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I bought the 4850 because of my mobo and there was not much of a choice a month ago either. I didn't have $240 for a 4870 512MB (everything electronic is insanely expensive here)
A 1080P monitor?

YOU NEED ANOTHER ONE!

Also, upgrade to the Phenom II's later on so you don't have a bottleneck
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A 1080P monitor?

YOU NEED ANOTHER ONE!

Also, upgrade to the Phenom II's later on so you don't have a bottleneck
In Panama: AMD Phenom II X4 940 (Deneb) - $296.20 plus 5% sales. No Phenom II X3 here yet! I really want the 720. I think I will go for the 4850 and then hit up the Phenom II when the price drops here, or even when my mom heads down in July have her bring it from the states via Newegg. Or heck maybe they will come out with a Phenom IV x8 by then
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As Vernong and philbar already said go for the second 4850, it should be a great improvement at 1920x1080.
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I will do that. Thank you guys for your quick replies and advice, really!
Any order $100+ and they deliver it to you free no less than 24 hours after placing the order. What a country!
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A 1080P monitor?

YOU NEED ANOTHER ONE!

Also, upgrade to the Phenom II's later on so you don't have a bottleneck
I can get about 20FPS in crysis (everything on very high) on my 1080P monitor, with an ATi 4850 512 MB. There are a lot of slowdowns though.
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done and done! woop

Thought I would show thanks again for the advice! Now to cofigure this Catalyst Control Center...does it automatically set settings for you or do I need to go in and set everything up so that I can get what I deserve out of CrossFire?
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