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Old August 8, 2010, 08:18 AM
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Default ATi 4850 512mb cards vs GTX 460 1Gig Card

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Quick question here. Would 2 x ATI 4850 512 MB set up in crossfire mode be faster than a gtx 460 1 Gig Oc card? If so, by how much? My OCZ power supply can handle the crossfire set up.
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Old August 8, 2010, 09:51 AM
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I'd have to think that by the time you turned up the resolution and details enough to benefit from the Xfire setup, the 512MB frame buffer would start giving you problems.
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Old August 8, 2010, 10:07 AM
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I also had tremendous problems with my HD4850 Crossfire setup back in the day. Rarely did it ever actually work, mostly just ran on a single card. Also got BSODs while booting too. Couldn't run dual-monitors either while OC'd. It was ever so much fun...

This was with the 8.xx and beginning of 9.xx drivers. I doubt they've bothered to fix HD4850s anymore either.
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I think the GTX 460 would be better.
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pretty sure the 460 would be better too.
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you could look for another 4850 on the cheap(50 or so)

if it doesnt make a good deal of difference, sell both and get the above suggested :)
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