Thinking of buying 2 4870X2.

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by bLinkZor, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. bLinkZor

    bLinkZor Maha Guru

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    Alright, the 4870X2 just came out and thinking to buy 2 of these bad boys. Is it going to be worth it??? I've been waiting, my free (I won it from a LAN tournament) x38 mother and E8400 has been sitting in its box and it has never been opened yet.
     
  2. DSK

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    read the review
     
  3. Lowteckh

    Lowteckh Member Guru

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    Cool. E-peen lvl up? And yea,
     
  4. Iarwain

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    I wouldn't. It seems like, for now, you have too much trouble with being CPU bound, even at ridiculous resolutions.
     

  5. JumperR

    JumperR Master Guru

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    1 4870x2 is enough , unless ur rich or saved money and wanna waste it.., go for 2.
     
  6. KevKiev

    KevKiev Maha Guru

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    Depends on resolution, no? I got the impression that crossfire won't be of much use unless you're using a 30" display, but there's some performance gains to be had if you do.

    edit: just noticed a Cdn. store with 4870x2s ($625)

    http://www.extreme-pc.ca/showproduct.asp?productid=372405
     
  7. Rubenov

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    I wouldn't attempt it with anything less than a 1000 watt PSU. And even then, some reviews show the 2 x 4870X2 GPU solution not scaling much better than a single 4870 X2, and in some cases it decreases performance.
     

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