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Old 11-09-2008, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which one should I get if I am looking to upgrade?
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A 4870X2, because it is better, but are you willinf to really spend $550? You know a 4850X2 just came out, you can look at benchmarks, too.
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The money is not really an issue here, but the 280 GTX looks really appealing to me since I can get it for 390 on newegg and its evga. Is the 4870 X2 that much better than the 280 GTX?
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I'd say the HD 4870X2 is a better buy... but the newly release Sapphire HD 4850X2 is a direct competitor to the GTX 280
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^^^ LOOK WHAT I STARTED@!!!@ >.<

Yes, the 4870 X2 is better than the GTX 280, but the 4850 X2 is almost as good.
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it all depends on how much you want to spend 390 is a great price for insane performence its just a litle more then a 4870 and it squashes it. then the 4870x2 is much more expensive and yes will slaughter a gtx280. if you can get sli gtx260 they will be faster then the 4870x2, draw something like 8 mre watts lol, and be very very similar in price.
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WAIT!!!! What's is your motherboard?
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WAIT!!!! What's is your motherboard?
that is a good question.
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P5Q Asus Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards ATM but im going to get this in a couple of days Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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I don't see a reason to swap.. but since you have a X48/p45 CrossfireX would be a better option... but HD 4870X2 or HD 4850X2 isn't worth crossfiring
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