The prices of ati 4850x2 and galaxy 285gtx are the same and im really undecided..I've read reviews that say 4850x2 is too damn loud & doesnt have appropriate drivers etc but also have read that these problems are fixed. The "new" cards have quieter cooling and drivers are now available. Which info is correct? And I'm buying it now for the very longggg term..please help.any links would be appreciated as well !
If your looking for that much power, and are willing to do dual GPU, I would get a 4870x2 for the extra $60 (over the 285, according to the egg), it probably has better drivers than the 4850x2 (you'd think). You would also be very future proof as well, if your PSU can power it.
CJL > If you mean which resolution that has problem for the drivers of 4850x2, I have no clue I don't go troubleshooting for this card to that extent lol.
Raidur > Thanks for your thoughts, the 4870x2 is even more expensive than geforce 295gtx but its performance is lacking behind that of 295gtx. I've seen some reviews and all and 295gtx came out pretty dominant in all the benchmarks (correct me if i'm wrong). However, I'm not sure whether the extra cash is worth it as these 2 fastest cards are really really expensive.
I'm currently using only a 19" 4:3 ratio and I don't intend to change this in the near future so I guess the no.2 cards might do the job for me just good. Is there a clear cut answer as to which graphic card is better overall? 4850x2 or 285gtx... ignoring the noise and driver issues
I have read every review I can find and am still lost as to what to do, under what appears to be my unique setup. I have a 30" 1600x2560 monitor, along with a 52" 1080p. My current 8800gt isn't cutting it. Does the 4870x2 make more sense than either the gtx285 or 295? I primarily do CAD work, but do spend some time gaming.
i would get the gtx 285 because there are some games out there that only use single gpu and also it would be very very good for your resolution and personally ive seen way to many problems with 4870's and in gaming in my experience