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Q man
23-10-2008, 10:59 AM
Hi
Would appreciate some input.

Alternatively i would like 2x4870 or 4870x2 but dont have $1000 and wouldnt like to spend that much money on graphics anyway.

Can get 2x4850 for about $600

Or a 4870 for around $500

Any ideas on performance difference of running 1x4870 compared with
2x4850?

Would imagine better performance by running 2 cards if successfull crossfire drivers.

Would be running on a P5Q pro.

Thebananamonkey
23-10-2008, 11:05 AM
Toms Hardware think that 2x4850's are the best that money can buy.

Whether you agree with them or not is up to you though.

Q man
23-10-2008, 11:23 AM
Thanks, from what research I've seen I would agree.

But I always like to hear trusted peoples opinions before spending that sort of cash.

Cheers again

Thebananamonkey
23-10-2008, 12:02 PM
Actually, I'll rephrase the above.

They're the best that sensible money can buy. They reckon that on a budget, one is best, and for enthusiasts it's hard to beat two.

That won't stop people going nuts with three 280's in SLI though. Some people just want to spend cash.

Q man
23-10-2008, 12:15 PM
Yes I think we would all love a TRI SLI setup. But sadly as a house owner I am always on a budget.

Should have kept renting. (had heaps of money)

Did Toms hardware do a benchmark test? Have searched but can't find one.

SolMiester
23-10-2008, 02:10 PM
The only thing about ATI and CF is you need a profile for the game, IMO a single GPU over dual (unless you dont mind hours of tested etc) is the best solution.
One of the things I prefer about SLI...however thats another matter.