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Old November 5, 2008, 05:58 PM
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Hey guys. A buddy of mine is building his own PC and he asked me if 2x 4670 512mb was better than one 4850 512mb. What do you think? He's ordering the video card(s) tomorrow. Thanks.
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Old November 5, 2008, 06:09 PM
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Here's a news (techPowerUp! News :: HD 4670 Crossfire Outperforms HD 4850) that show that 2 x 4670 is close and even a bit better than a single 4850. But personnally, I would go with a single 4850 keeping the option of buying a second one in some months if the performance are not has good has your friend want.
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Old November 5, 2008, 09:55 PM
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I agree he'll end up spending as much or more than a single Radeon 4850 that will likely show equal performance. I am not into the whole crossfire SLI platform anymore it will be a single powerful gpu for the rest of my days, I like the space and buying 2 cards generally equals the cost of the next model ahead of it so there really isn't any savings involved and in some cases only minor performance gains.

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Old November 5, 2008, 11:54 PM
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I "convinced" him to get this one:

Newegg.ca - POWERCOLOR AX4850 1GBD3-PPH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Better cooling than stock. Plus he chose HAF for his case so he'll have plenty airflow.
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Old November 13, 2008, 07:16 PM
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I "convinced" him to get this one:

Newegg.ca - POWERCOLOR AX4850 1GBD3-PPH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Better cooling than stock. Plus he chose HAF for his case so he'll have plenty airflow.
Good choice getting him to go with the 1GB, with resolution and AA cranked in certain cases comes close to the 4870!
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Old November 13, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Deff a nice choice as far as ATI goes. I like that cooler for sure! Be nice for jacking it up some to deff compete with the 4870 possibly?
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