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4870 or 4850

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May 6, 2009 1:13:36 PM

Hi i was wondering which would be better in crossfire x mode: 3x Sapphire radeon hd 4850 512mb or 2x hd 4870 512mb

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May 6, 2009 4:25:19 PM

What Rig you got, and what monitor? At hi res 1gb card's scale better.
May 6, 2009 4:35:48 PM

its a Rig i built myself so here are the specs

AMD Phenom x4 9950 black edition
ASUS M3A78-T Mobo
samsung hd200hj 200GB
I dont have a graphics card as i had to sel it to change to xfire x but i do use the onboard HD3300 Graphics

and i usually FSX, world in conflict, call of duty 5 and far cry 2
I hav a set resulution at 1440 x 900 on a Packard bell 19" wide screen monitor (dont know the model nomber but i think it is part of the Maestro 190w series)
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May 6, 2009 5:48:08 PM

Yeah but i plan to run a T620 SyncMaster on the highst resolution and how would my prosessor bottlenekck that or put it this way what prosessor wouldnt bottleneck that?
May 6, 2009 9:15:20 PM

My point exactly. That why i asked about your rig and monitor in first place :) . even with one card, like the 4890 your cpu will bottleneck, over clocking can help but not 4 the 2/3 card solution. Most of the ppl manage with way less than will do just fine :) .