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 169 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 Replacment Under 250 Help.. - Forum Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850X2 vs eVGA GeForce GTX 460 - Forum Asking for trouble-Solution to water cooling dual 4850X2 - Forum 4850X2 Fan Broken - Forum 4850X2 HDMI support? also help making quiet - 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 SolvedCheapest PSU for Radeon 4850x2 Forum SolvedLooking For 8-Pin Adapter For Radeon 4850x2 Forum Solved8-Pin Adapter for Radeon 4850x2. Forum Solved4850x2 crossfire with 4850 Forum Solved4850X2 Heat, is it safe? Forum Solved4850 & 4850x2 in crossfire Forum Solved4850x2 for $220 a good deal? Forum SolvedAntec tpq 850w & sapphire radeon 4850x2 Forum Solved4850x2 (512x2) performance @ 1920x1080? Forum Solved4850x2 or 4850 crossfire Forum Solved2 Core versus 4 Core Forum SolvedPCI-E 2.0x16 versus 3.0x16 Forum What should I get to replace my Ati 4850X2 Forum Sapphire Radeon HD 4850x2 Drivers Forum Duel monitors on 4850x2 Forum 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 !