I recently brought a GTX 280, which seems to be riddled with problems, so i have sent it back to the company i purchased it from, and now have £269 to spend on a new graphics card. What would be the best card i could get for this price? I'll post my specs for the rest of my PC here, if that helps:
keep in mind tho, all the driver and compatibility advantages and disadvantages would also come with any dual-GPU card. You will still have to enable CrossFire in the game, so that could be bad if you're planning on playing older games.
exactly. From what i know, it uses an internal crossfire connector. But honestly, now that i think about it, old games that don't support multi-gpu's won't even push a single 4870 so you should be good in that respect
well if you've decided on getting the 4870x2, you want to make sure you've got good airflow in your case. I've heard that the 4850/4870 produce a good amount of heat so two of them smushed together could be bad if you're case is hot to start with.