4850x2 versus 2 9800GTX+s Tags: Graphics Cards Workstations Graphics Product Last response: November 16, 2008 2:32 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Silverion77 November 16, 2008 6:07:48 AM This is sort of a different thread and i wanted a quick answer I recently build a workstation for my dad to do reading at home. It has 2 9800GTX+s that are not SLId and running 3 monitors between the 2 But now the 4850x2 is out with 4 DVIs and at a pretty good price. Would the performance for one of those be similar to 2 separate 9800? Any input would be great THX More about : 4850x2 versus 9800gtx Maziar a c 167 U Graphics card November 16, 2008 7:59:48 AM I would go for HD 4850X2 dagger November 16, 2008 1:12:12 PM Of course it would outperform dual 9800gtx+. One 4850 performs the same as one 9800gtx+, but since sli is off, it's really 2 4850s compared to one 9800gtx+. The performance difference will be very large. Look into 180s drivers for your dad's machine. It supposedly enable multiple monitors for sli, in which case it should perform the same as 4850x2. http://downloads.guru3d.com/GeForce-Forceware-180.43-Vi... Related resources 4850x2 crossfire with 4850? - Forum Early 4850X2 benchmark from Tweaktown.. - Forum 4850x2 vs 260 OC....mostly WoW, which would you choose? - Forum 4850x2 or GTX 280 - Forum ATI Radeon 4850x2 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Silverion77 November 16, 2008 1:17:28 PM No i didnt give him an SLI board Intel chipset, i hate Nvidia chipsets (bad experience with 590) So even though 1 (gpu) card is powering 3 (4850x2) versus 2 cards powering 3 ill still get better performance on the x2? dagger November 16, 2008 1:21:06 PM Silverion77 said:No i didnt give him an SLI board Intel chipset, i hate Nvidia chipsets (bad experience with 590) So even though 1 (gpu) card is powering 3 (4850x2) versus 2 cards powering 3 ill still get better performance on the x2? 4850x2 is not one gpu, it's 2 gpus put into one card. And since there is no possibility of sli, then yes, 4850x2 will definitely perform better than 9800gtx+. Silverion77 November 16, 2008 1:36:46 PM O rofl my bad i meant 1 card. I knew it was a 2gpu card my bad. Yea ok thats what i thought. So 4850x2 it is. Thx for the help guys ragsters November 16, 2008 1:38:28 PM One card = Less Heat dagger November 16, 2008 2:19:05 PM ragsters said:One card = Less Heat That is the exact opposite. Silverion77 November 16, 2008 2:32:41 PM Only for the HDs it is I wouldve gotten my dad 2 4850s but as stated in my previous thread, heat was a problem cause its in a P182 and no aftermarket coolers came stock yet Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum260 v 4870 v 4850x2 ForumWill the 4850x2 be better than... Forum3 monitor 5760 x 1200: Single GTX 670 4GB VRAM vs SLI GTX 670 2 GB VRAM Forum9800gtx + sli or 4870x 2 ? ForumASUS 4890 versus SAPPHIRE 4850 X 2 Forumhd 4850 vs 9800gtx ForumNVidia Readies Dual Chip, Single Chip 9800GX 2 , 9800GTX and 9800GT Forum3870 X 2 or 8800GT SLI or 9800GTX ForumUpdated post - 9800 GX 2 , 9800GTX spec's and 3DMark06 from VR-Zone. Forum9800gtx + for 75$(4000inr) worth?? ForumA few questions of building my first real gaming computer. Forum4800 Series not coming out until June-July! Forum120hz mode - Samsung UN55EH6000 Forum4850X2 now on Newegg Forum9800GTX + PSU More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !