Okay.... So i'm building system and i need help. Should I buy 4870 or 2x4830? Computer will be mostly for games. I am not thinking about adding cards, when the computer will get old i will replace whole. Which is better? Is this power supply too much?
ok comp specs
Intel core 2 duo e 7400 (clocked to atleast 3.00)
2x4830 512mb or 4870 512mb
850 watt power supply
500 gb storage
2 gb corsair dominator
Yeah i know its not much but kinda short on money
Can I switch to e5300 (normaly 2,6) and oc it to 3 GH? Would it made any preformance issues? Anything better I can do? Oh, and i'm sorry i cant buy from internet.
Thanks for your answer
Im up with fullmetall.
it might be better to change your psu to a 550-650w.
4870 512mb is a nice card and even nicer if that price cut arrives and the card is lowered to $150. With the money thats left, you can buy a nice cooler.
Higher in synthetics? Yea. Higher in games? Maybe. Best choice? No.
Id go with a single 4870. This will eliminate Crossfire problems such as lack of support/compatability. And crossfire wont necessarily let you crank games up higher, they will just run smoother with possible higher FPS. Youre still going to be limited to to 512mb, and if crossfire isnt supported period (which is often isnt) youre going to be left with a single average card. Which is why I susgest a single 4870 with 1GB, such as the Sapphire model under $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I just droped crossfired 4850's for a single GTX 285, and im telling you that it was worth it.
I made a chart that I believe is a good indication of GPU and gaming performance. I'll use the 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250 and 4850 as the base value of 1.0 - with higher values being better performance. This is with SLi/Xfire enabled games.