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Video Card recommendation please

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March 28, 2010 6:58:14 AM

Good Evening

I would like to get some advises on what video card should i upgrade to.

Right now im using a single SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 but i feel that it now needs an upgrade either on xfiring it or getting some new cards....

Also FYI im using a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Mobo

Right now my budget is kinda limited to im thinking in spending as much as 325.00 on video atm, i was looking at some charts and comparing some prices but i would appreciate some help.

Should i get another 4850 (which is gonna be hard to find)?
Should i get 2 x 4870? or 2x 4890? or 2 x 5770?
Should i just go single card and get a better one rather than getting 2 cheaper in xfire?

Thanks for your time

Juan

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March 28, 2010 7:09:30 AM

Hello,

Get two HD 4850s in CrossFireX it'll perform like and HD 5850, and max out most titles on highest settings. On Newegg you can get one for $94.99.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2010 7:12:41 AM

I have the same motherboard. I sugest you to go with another 4850 in crossfire for the moment.
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March 28, 2010 7:14:10 AM

Thanks for the quick reply
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2010 7:44:43 AM

you could add any 4850
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March 28, 2010 8:41:45 AM

4850 crossfireX is your best choise, but if you want to spend more money and use DirectX11, go for 5770x2 or single 5850.
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March 28, 2010 2:31:38 PM

The question here what is the size of your PSU? Is it big enough to handle the crossfire?
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March 28, 2010 2:40:02 PM

Another option is an HD5850. It has an number of advantages like DX11 compatibility, leaves a slot open for a future upgrade, no crossfire scaling/compatibility issues, less heat, much more power efficient, eyefinity if you are interested in such and can OC to an absurd degree if you bump up the voltage(40% plus.) It will also cost much more, but it is within your stated budget, and can be mitigated slightly by ebaying your HD4850.
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