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Ok mistake on me, what is better 4870x2 or 2 9800gx2 running together?

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May 27, 2009 5:46:50 PM

Yesterday i posted asking if people thought if a 9800gt dual was better then one 4870x2. I was mistaken and dell sent me 2 9800 gx2 with the cross fire and was wondering if people think they would be better then running a 4870x2 ? Thanks for the help i got yesterday :) 
May 27, 2009 5:50:44 PM

Google it.

And when you run two nvidia cards together you are running SLI...two ati cards is Crossfire also known as Xfire....you motherboard should only support sli or xfire unless you are running some X58 behemoth...and than you can run whatever two cards you want....
May 27, 2009 5:54:43 PM

Im using the new xps730x. Not sure about the mother board but its supposed to run with the crossfire they were supposed to have sent me but hey thats dell always forgetting a part or 2?
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May 27, 2009 6:06:48 PM

ahh so he does have an i7 system..i was wondering why they gave him the option of nvidia and ati sli/xfire....he has one of those new fangled sli and crossfire supporting boards right?...if im wrong then dell support had no idea the difference between sli and crossfire...

May 27, 2009 6:19:13 PM

Yes i have the i7 system, so i guess the question is ? Is the 4870x2 better at performing or would dual 9800gx2 out perform the 4870 ?
May 27, 2009 6:58:22 PM

Two 9800GX2 is waste. Better have a single GTX295.
May 27, 2009 7:23:58 PM

how ever i may agree that is not an option for me since dell gave me these cards ??
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May 27, 2009 8:21:18 PM

1 9800GX2 = 2x9800GTs OCed
1 GTX295 = 2xGTX260s OCed

2x9800GX2 is better than 1 GTX295, but it consumes far too much power and is far less efficient.
May 27, 2009 8:31:51 PM

So is what you are saying is 2x9800gx2 is better one 4870x2 ?
May 27, 2009 8:35:38 PM

^ by just a bit, but it will consume about 1.75x the power.
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May 27, 2009 9:14:09 PM

With the 4870X2 you get DirectX 10.1 support!
And you don't have to deal with the horrible scaling problems from Quad SLI *cringes*
May 27, 2009 9:24:10 PM

The 4870x2 will give you a more consistant framerate.
May 27, 2009 9:32:06 PM

Thanks for everyones input
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