I am contemplating on a new-to-build system, and noticed that when only looking at price tags of the cards, two 4830's in crossfire are about the same price (within 10%) of a 4870 1gb.
So I am looking for benchmarks of the two, but can't seem to find one on the net. Is this just a ridiculous comparison (due to secondary problems, power, compatability in apps, etc), or just nobody tried it yet?
Furthermore I am wondering about the AVIVO video in capabilities of the cards. According to this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/video-capture,1527....
it should be no problem to capture video on an ATI card, but after referring to the ATI/AMD website I am not really convinced that I will be able to plug in my AV signal and record it...
BTW, this system will run on a samsung T220 (22inch) monitor, so maybe I am just way over the top thinking of crossfire or 4870 and should just stick with a single 4830?
Many games don't get much boost from SLi/CF only about 30-50% most of the time, secondly 2 4830's can have compatibility problems and they use more energy. Also you should consider the normal 4870 and the GTX260 (216). If those 2 are the only practical option due to supply, location, or other problems then I would get the 4870 1gb.
Thanks for that one. Though, while lacking additions to the name of the 4870, I am assuming it is indeed a 512mb card, which has been compared on this site as well.
I am BTW not opting for NVidia as they will surely not capture video.
The future expansion adding an extra 4870 1gb is a strong argument to go for that one.