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4850 to work with my 4870?

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February 3, 2010 7:31:38 PM

I have a 4870 1gig card and someone is selling me a 4850 512mb for 50bucks will it work better with just my 4870 since i know that i will clock the card down when i pair it to a 4850. Is this a good deal for me since I wont go dx11 maybe until march.

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February 4, 2010 2:49:33 AM

you are correct in that your 4870 will downclock to a 4850. 4850 crossfire is like having a 5850 in performance and all for just $50? seems worth it to me. But only for a month or two? maybe consider holding back on getting DX11 then. Check to make sure you can even run crossfire and that your PSU can handle the load (550w).
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February 4, 2010 3:31:16 AM

Its a great deal even if your 4870 downclocks,but the actual performance willl depends on your mobo's cf scalability and your cpu...but still at $50 its the best deal you have !!!!
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February 4, 2010 3:47:19 AM

For 50 bucks, that's a swell deal. Plus, you could likely sell it for the same price, or even more later on if you go through a hardware forum. There's always people looking for another 4850 to Crossfire.
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February 4, 2010 4:19:25 AM

Ah ok my Mobo supports Cf 8x8 and my psu is 600watts so i can run that. 3 months is what im going to wait for either getting me a 5970 or maybe even fermi who knows.
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