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Default review: Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 CrossfireX performance test - 07-03-2008, 10:00 | posts: 6,462

Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 CrossfireX performance test Guru3D posted a Radeon 4850 and 4870 Crossfire review. Since Radeon series 4800 cards offer so much value it might even be interesting to pair them...

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Default 07-03-2008, 10:07 | posts: 19 | Location: Cyprus

Only one word. Wowwwwwwwwwwww. Superb. I always support ATI and now finally has done it. Way to go ATI.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 10:15 | posts: 1,028 | Location: London, UK

Awesome review, looks great. Issues with 3 cards though makes me wonder just how well two 4870x2's are gonna run together.

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Default 07-03-2008, 10:15 | posts: 13,651 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

Damn, the performance scaling of the 2 way setup is a vast improvement.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 10:16 | posts: 11,674 | Location: nottingham, uk

weres the crysis benchmarks

comon man please add these at med + veryhigh settings seen as these are the highest end cards
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 10:22 | posts: 21,280 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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weres the crysis benchmarks

comon man please add these at med + veryhigh settings seen as these are the highest end cards
Can you actually READ the fricking review ?


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Default 07-03-2008, 10:25 | posts: 19 | Location: Cyprus

If you read the article Hilbert said that in Crysis the cards wouldn't work in crossfire with the current drivers. Frontlines fuel of war also the same.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 10:30 | posts: 13,651 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

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weres the crysis benchmarks

comon man please add these at med + veryhigh settings seen as these are the highest end cards
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    Obviously (and I hate to use that word, yet it is the reality) with multi-GPU setups, you are bound to run into problems as well. We surely had them as for example Frontlines would not even start, Crysis whatever we tried did not show performance improvements. Yet the rest .. dang .. that was showing really good scaling.
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    Crysis as the other title. Whatever we tried it did not show performance improvements. It was so silly, as I know it should work. Heck I've seen other sites posting results. We again tried all three driver batches, even reinstalled and patched Crysis to the latest build. It just didn't matter. No clue .. hopefully it was isolated, we'll just leave it at that for now. Though I'm still puzzled. [Ed - I guess we'll update this article if we get it working before the cards go back]
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    Crysis would just not allow CF to kick in even after reinstalling the game and again patching it to v1.2)

There is your answer quoted for you.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 10:51 | posts: 19 | Location: Cyprus

Hilbert,did you thought of trying to overclock the HD4870 and then crossfire them? It's a creepy thought.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 11:04 | posts: 4,876 | Location: South Dakota

Strange, we saw in GRID that the single 4870 and 4850 at 2560 has a problem, but when in CF it runs correctly?
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 11:06 | posts: 3,034 | Location: SoL 3

Liked to have seen oblivion, but thanks for the review. Still waiting on the x2, but two 4850's are looking the spot atm, although I'd want dual slot variety.

Whats up with Alba's left arm btw, almost tranparent, has her blood been drained by those red cards perchance?
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 11:50 | posts: 1 | Location: Italy

Hello there
I was wondering why you didn't try a 1x4870 + 1x4850 mixed Crossfire...
From what I've seen in the review I guess I can't expect too much... Still... I'm hoping the "poor" performance of the mixed bag is just a 3way XfireX issue...
I am very curious as I'm about to order a 4870 and I was thinking to add a cheap 4850 later...
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 13:16 | posts: 11,674 | Location: nottingham, uk

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Can you actually READ the fricking review ?
sorry at break dint have to to read it all
   
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Very nice results! Thanks for the article! I'm very much looking forward to that mentioned VGA charts update, though.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 14:45 | posts: 4,628 | Location: North Wales

And it's official; ATI just sodomised nVidia without them seeing it coming.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 15:13 | posts: 5,993 | Location: Middlesbrough, England

The 4870 (and x2) doesnt have cloned memory? i thought it was able to share its RAM with the other card...
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 15:22 | posts: 4,876 | Location: South Dakota

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The 4870 (and x2) doesnt have cloned memory? i thought it was able to share its RAM with the other card...
it had 2x256bit memory controllers, though I guess that doesnt necessarily mean it will have duplicated ram. We will have to wait and see, they do say the R700 will be clock for clock 15% faster than 4870 in CF.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 15:35 | posts: 155 | Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Unfortunately seeing these numbers just make me want to see the 4870x2 even more now.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 16:11 | posts: 1,825 | Location: Germany

I was finally able to track down a shop which had the 4870 in stock. My preciousssss. Anticipating the X2 version now, the XFire results set very high hopes.
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 16:33 | posts: 596 | Location: taichung/london

as expected its awesome.

p35 and x38 owners go buy 2 4870s right away!
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 17:46 | posts: 329 | Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

wow the 4800 from amd is seriously kicking some major ass, its amazing. i need to get off agp soon
   
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Hopefully I won't have the same problem with my 4870 in CF
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 21:15 | posts: 11,674 | Location: nottingham, uk

wow great review just read it all and im very happy that ati have overcome nvidia LOTS lol

so i will be making the jump soon and i cant decided if its worth waiting for the 4870x2, it is out htis month right
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 21:26 | posts: 4,780 | Location: Alaska

Wow, Nvidia is taking it right in the pooper and it's wonderful! Two 4870's in CF lower the boom on the 280 in almost every benchmark and still cost less. Gotta love it!

Let the price/technology wars resume!
   
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Default 07-03-2008, 21:30 | posts: 155 | Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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wow great review just read it all and im very happy that ati have overcome nvidia LOTS lol

so i will be making the jump soon and i cant decided if its worth waiting for the 4870x2, it is out htis month right

I believe it will come in late August not July.

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