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Babeman

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#1 9 years ago

I was wondering which upgrade would yield the most performance increase in mostly games, if I upgraded, should I add another 4870 to crossfire, or should I update my CPU (currently an Core 2 E6750 @3.6Ghz)? Oh and is it possible to crossfire a 4850 with a 4870? And if I did would it be worth it?

Thanks for the advice in advance!




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#2 9 years ago

Probably adding another 4870 would be a better move. Crossfire with a 4870 and 4850 is possible, but the clock speeds on the 4870 would scale down to match the 4850. I don't know what will happen in regards to the GDDR3 and GDDR5 memory, but I don't think that's too much of a biggie. As for is it worth it, probably not. Just get another 4870, they're cheap enough.




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#3 9 years ago

Yes it is very possible to crossfire a 4850 and 4870, in fact I believe that's one of ATi's recommended crossfire configs.


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#4 9 years ago
in fact I believe that's one of ATi's recommended crossfire configs.

http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/CF_combo_chart_Nov08.jpg

Not recommended, but possible.




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#5 9 years ago

The smartest thing would be to get another 4870. However, your motherboard is a 16x/4x setup which wouldn't make it worth it. Your best bet would be to either sell the 4870 and get a 4890 or to sell your cpu and get a nice 45nm Quad.




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#6 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4939257The smartest thing would be to get another 4870. However, your motherboard is a 16x/4x setup which wouldn't make it worth it. Your best bet would be to either sell the 4870 and get a 4890 or to sell your cpu and get a nice 45nm Quad.

Or wait till the 5800 series comes out. :lol:




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#7 9 years ago

Mr. Pedantic;4939247http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/CF_combo_chart_Nov08.jpg

Not recommended, but possible.

Yeah, I was looking for that before I posted, but I couldn't find it.


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#8 9 years ago
Or wait till the 5800 series comes out.

^ That. Keep it a little longer and swap it out for a 5870 once released.

Then, save up and stick a nice new Q9550 in there and OC the hell out of it.