New budget GfX card

Off to buy a new GFX card this week, cant deide what to get, my 3850 is ok, it plays all my games fine on high settings, with a few low frames here and there but nothing worth worrying about. I am wanting to upgrade my mo/bo soon as well so I want to get a card that has good xfire/sli abilities

My budget is £100, iv looked all on the net but everysite says somthing different ! urgh! lol

please help, much appreciated
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  1. 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250 or ATI 4850 or ATI 4770
  2. a 4850 is the same roughly as a 9800gtx! ? i thought 9800 gtx's where like top bang lol,
    how much better will those ati cards be than my 3850

    and thanks
  3. 4770 in crossfire is the best option imo.
  4. Yes, the 4850 and the 9800GTX series are both great cards. They will max out any game except Crysis.

    They will both be much better than the 3850.

    9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250 ~ 4850 > 4770> 4830 ~ 9800GT >/~ 8800GT > 3870 > 3850 ~ 4670 > 4650
  5. litex said:
    4770 in crossfire is the best option imo.


    Not possible with his budget range.
  6. 4850 it is, thanks for the advice, will get an xfire mo/bo in couple of weeks and 2 of those cards
  7. marsay001 said:
    4850 it is, thanks for the advice, will get an xfire mo/bo in couple of weeks and 2 of those cards



    Right, 4850's in crossfire are even more powerfull than a gtx280.
  8. just out of interest, on novatecg i think it is , there selling 512 mb 4870's for £100 this week only, also im buying a micro atx case and gonan get a xfire mobo, will these cards fit and im guessing il need some sick cooling?
  9. litex said:
    4770 in crossfire is the best option imo.


    I agree that for $220 total ($110 each) two crossfired Radeon 4770s are, without a doubt, the best performance for the cost, easily outperforming the similarly priced 4890.

    However in Marsay's price range I'd say the best choice would probably be a Radeon 4850. :)
  10. @ MARSAY001: The HD4870, like all powerful cards needs good airflow to keep it cool, putting two into a small case is asking for problems.
    And two HD4870s' will need plenty of power with a total of 4 6-pin PCI-E connectors. You'll need at least 650W with 52A on the 12v output from a good supplier to run them safely.
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