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November 9, 2010 7:27:35 PM

Greetings, I am looking at the GPU charts for Gaming for 2010 and I see there is a card listed as a: "ATI Radeon HD 4850 CF 2x512 MB"

From what I understand this is a 2gpu card? or is this saying that there were 2 x 512 cards used in the testing? I spoke with many manufactures and none seem to be aware of a 2 gpu 512 ATI Radeon HD 4850 card....

I ask because I am looking for a card in the $100 to $175 price range that preforms at least as good as the MSI R5770 Hawk Twin Frozr (HD 5770 1024 MB). I would like something better and the charts clearly identify the "ATI Radeon HD 4850 CF 2x512 MB" as far superior in most tests.

So is that listing the same as this card? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

If not, could anyone share a link to a 2 GPU version for sale? I cannot seem to find any information on it. Thank you!

(Also note; looking for a suitable CrossFire ready card in the $100 to $175 price range)

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a c 236 U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:36:12 PM

the ATI 4850 x2 was (or is) a single card with two GPUs similar to the 4870 x2. it didn't sell very well so you may have a difficult time tracking an old one down. it performs just like two ATI 4850 512mb in CF.

if you are looking for a card at $175 that perform better then the ATI 5770, I suggest the GTX 460 768mb, GTX 460 1GB or ATI 6850.

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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:37:41 PM

They are testing 2 cards in crossfire when it has CF and 2x*** after it on that list. The 4850 is inferior to the 5770 you are seeing scores for 2 4850's in crossfire which is close to a 5850 in performance.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:41:26 PM

the ATI 4850x2 in all its glory

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November 9, 2010 11:44:02 PM

Se person suggested I use SLI in my Crossfire setup... One person says its not a 2 GPU but rather 2 cards in the testing..

And thank you for the image, however I am looking to buy a card; not an image hehe!

Any other thoughts?
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:46:17 PM

Sweet deal on one here, but you're probably better off with one of the cards ct1615 listed given the small price difference and that they would be new and have dx11 and warranties and junk :) 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Used-ATI-HD-4850x2-great-card-/1206...

And if you're looking at the Tom's charts and CF is in the name then they are testing 2 cards in crossfire, it will say x2 if it's the x2 card.
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November 9, 2010 11:48:59 PM

benski said:
Sweet deal on one here, but you're probably better off with one of the cards ct1615 listed given the small price difference and that they would be new and have dx11 and warranties and junk :) 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Used-ATI-HD-4850x2-great-card-/1206...


That is a much better version of the 512x2 that I was looking for.. although I am not willing to buy a used one.. too much risk that some kid spent a week with the thing going full blast with inadequate vents.
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2010 11:57:43 PM

Well I doubt you will find a new one anywhere, and if you do it will probably cost way more than it's worth. That card was probably $400+ when it was new.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
November 10, 2010 12:09:32 AM

im pretty sure they sent the 4850x2 to the retirement home a while ago.
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November 10, 2010 12:41:42 AM

ct1615 said:
im pretty sure they sent the 4850x2 to the retirement home a while ago.


sure seems that way..... unfortunately it far out-performs many of the cards in the Gaming 2010 GPU charts... alas because I am helping someone build a CF system, my 150 to $180 card choices are very limited.....

For that Price with an ATI chipset I am considering currently:

HD5830 (MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II (HD 5830 1024 MB)) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (about 150 bucks)
HD5770 (MSI R5770 Hawk Twin Frozr (HD 5770 1024 MB)) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (is that the right link? it doesnt say Twin Frozr on the card.....)

Here is a comp - http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2010-gaming-graphics...[4563]=on&prod[4568]=on
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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2010 1:09:00 AM

If you can do 180.00 this is a absolute no - brainer.
You should choose the 6850 . You can o/c it up to 900mhz.
Its hard to throw a % out there, but it probably could be 40% faster than a 5770, o/c.
A 5830 does not o/c that well, it comes at 800mhz, meaning you can't achieve 5850 performance even o/c. Which you can do with a 6850.
The 6850 is a 256 bit, 32 rop architecture.
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November 10, 2010 7:24:18 PM

notty22 said:
If you can do 180.00 this is a absolute no - brainer.
You should choose the 6850 . You can o/c it up to 900mhz.
Its hard to throw a % out there, but it probably could be 40% faster than a 5770, o/c.
A 5830 does not o/c that well, it comes at 800mhz, meaning you can't achieve 5850 performance even o/c. Which you can do with a 6850.
The 6850 is a 256 bit, 32 rop architecture.


How come the 6850 doesn't even show up on the 2010 gaming charts here on Tom's Hardware.... It scares me a bit to choose a card that I cannot see a benchmark comparison on various games when compared to for example the 5770 frozr....
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a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2010 2:26:14 AM

And the charts are updated quarterly and the 6850 just came out is why it's not on the chart.
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