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Old 07-15-2008, 01:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Seriously, Benefits of 2 VidCards vs 1 High End Card? Set This Straight.

Yep. The crossfire 4850's in games like Age of Conan even beats 2x GTX 280 in SLI.
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i thought AoC didn't play well with any duel card setup?
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Still a little confused about whether I should stick with CF4850s or opt for a single card

Im amazed with the popularity of crossfire-sli that I cannot find a hard and fast reason why two good cards are better than one great one.
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Default Re: Seriously, Benefits of 2 VidCards vs 1 High End Card? Set This Straight.

CF 4850's> 1 4870

4870x2/4870CF > CF 4850


crossfire is just more important on larger resolutions, if it's a small one it just doesn't scale as great
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I personally wouldn't crossfire on a small resolution like that.... But then again, if you already have an x38/x48 board and capable psu, I say why not. In the end its only a couple bucks more (w/rebates) than a 4870

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Old 07-15-2008, 01:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I personally wouldn't crossfire on a small resolution like that.... But then again, if you already have an x38/x48 board and capable psu, I say why not. In the end its only a couple bucks more (w/rebates) than a 4870
...and Ive got the rampage board which as best as I can understand it will run them both at 16x. That aside, if Im not going to see major differences by adding the second 4850 (tangent here from the thread) I could save $180. Im not poor, but I also dont want to bite on the "eh, what the ****" mentality if I am not really going to see results.
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stick w/ one. Not really necessary until you get into the bigger resolutions. You can always add later when it becomes cheaper if you feel the need for it.
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Ya for some reason both company's cream of the crop cards in SLI or Crossfire can't scale for crap (Mostly applies to Dual-GPU cards)
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