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Old July 2, 2008, 06:28 PM
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XDNA is said to allow for it, so 2 diamond cards would work.
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Old July 2, 2008, 06:49 PM
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NVIDIA are also going to drop the price on the 260 by about $90 when they sell it to EVGA etc-not sure how much cheaper it will get after that but it will become better value than it is now. Plus right now it doesnt seem to as locked down as the 4870 as far as over clocking gos.
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Old July 2, 2008, 11:08 PM
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Sorry about the price, I didn't mean to say it and just did for some reason, my apologies. Anyways mine's clocked at 678MHZ/1972GHZ, just the mem clocks a little higher than urs.. But to be very honest with you going from to go to a GTX260 that card is priced at $100 over the 4870 and $200 over a 4850, and personally I think the 4850 performs better than a GTX260. I am looking to get a new card, possibly crossfire, I'm just waiting for a good review by SKY on the crossfire performance between both 4850 and 4870 after a WHQL driver is out..

So I am going to wait and watch since the 4850 doesn't have alot advantage over the 9800GTX as in not beating it by a huge margin. And the cards we have I believe the clocks are enough to match a 9800GTX. But its your call, I'm not saying I am saying sense lol, if you want you can believe it
No prob, just thought you had standard clocks because you didn't specify. Anyway, not a fanboy, but still have more confidence in NVIDIA so I'll stick with that.

Also, yes, I believe the 9800GTX is virtually the same card as ours, and the 4870 may outperform the 260 in certain applications, but the 4850 is only better than the 9800GTX in certain applications. I think that's what you meant?
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Old July 3, 2008, 10:44 AM
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No prob, just thought you had standard clocks because you didn't specify. Anyway, not a fanboy, but still have more confidence in NVIDIA so I'll stick with that.

Also, yes, I believe the 9800GTX is virtually the same card as ours, and the 4870 may outperform the 260 in certain applications, but the 4850 is only better than the 9800GTX in certain applications. I think that's what you meant?
I used to be an Nvidia and AMD Fanboy, but AMD processors seem to take a very big hit by Intel, I've only used my first Intel setup in many years, and as for nvidia, ATI seems to get the upper hand once again and in style, so I might be going that route.
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