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Old 01-08-2009, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dual 4870's worth it??

I know the 4870 X2 2G card is pretty good, but would it be worth adding a second 48701G card to my setup?

I run 1650 x 1080. It'd basically be the same thing as the X2 2G tho, but I already have an X1 1G.......


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Old 01-08-2009, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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in theory, the 4870x2 should perform better, and it does in some tests, but it loses in others..

basically they are both the same except the 4870x2 gives you a chance to add in another 4870x2 if you only have a mobo with 2x pci-e...

you aren't happy with 1 4870? if you're happy with ur performance, not worth getting
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Default Re: Dual 4870's worth it??

^ Yeah, I am happy with, it, but I like tinkering... Was just curious..
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Default Re: Dual 4870's worth it??

Get an extra 4870 1GB. It will cost you less then grabbing a new 4870X2.

Besides for the price of the 4870X2 you should be getting the GTX295 instead.
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You don't even need 2gb of vram at 1650 resolution. You'd be fine if you added a 512mb HD 4870.
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At 1650x1080 i wouldnt bother.
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You don't even need 2gb of vram at 1650 resolution. You'd be fine if you added a 512mb HD 4870.
if he used a 512 with it in crossfire it would limit the 1gb to 512mb as well. thats a no-no.
yeah for your resolution i dont think you are going to see any tremendous improvement over your single card.
you'd have pretty sick benchmark scores though
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