In my new system build, I put in a Asus 4870x2 and it died on me a couple days ago. As my 'old parts' box is across the country, I ran out to Best Buy the next day and picked up a 4850 to tide me over until the RMA is complete.
I was thinking about grabbing another 4870x2 for crossfire, but I was wondering if anyone had experiences, or knowledge, about a 4870x2 and a 4850 in crossfire. Is that even possible? Performance gains? This versus 2 4870x2? Obviously, 2 of the big boys will be better than 1 and 1, but how large is the gap?
Again, I don't even know if they will work together, but... Thoughts?
Get another 4850, SLI that, sell`em both when the RMA compleates, no other option makes any financial sense. Even given the huge power of your current rig, Crossfiring the 4870X2 makes little sense unless you`re playing over 19x12 res...Oh sh** from that spec you r`e using a 19X12 foot display;)