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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    Nah I suspect you'll be buying something other than a 4890.

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post
    Nah I suspect you'll be buying something other than a 4890.
    The problem is that it will obviously be better to get the newest card so I am at least up to date for a year or so, but it won't necessarily mean I'll get more performace for the same price bracket. I'll probably have to form out £200 which I don't really want to...

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    That depends how much the new cards cost. The 4870s didn't cost as much as £200 even when they first came out.

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    That's the 512mb version though. I reckon if I want 1GB then the 4890 will offer better performance at the £150 price point. By christmas though, prices might have fallen considerably!
    It could work out perfectly...

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    True but I would imagine that, like the 4890, the standard will be 1GB. I wouldn't have thought they'd start with a card as powerful as the (5870) and give it only 512MB of memory, but who knows.
    Personally I'm rather hoping for a 4GB (2GB per GPU) X2 card rather than the standard 2GB one. 2GB is usually enough but for some games at 2560x1600 maxed (which is the reason I'll be upgrading) 2GB doesn't quite cut it, especially with AA (Or for GTA4 :S)

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    Would be upward of £450 for 4gb you'd have to guess. I'll leave that one to you then

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    I won't be able to afford any replacement hardware until mid-october, so I'll see what the situation is by then...

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    You could think about getting a few of these 4870s with 2Gb memory and put them in x-fire...

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    Quote Originally Posted by laywill View Post
    You could think about getting a few of these 4870s with 2Gb memory and put them in x-fire...
    Two 4870 2GB in crossfire would not be better than his current 4870x2 2GB in crossfire.

    As for this whole thread. You can't take hwbot top scores into account to compare like for like with ati and nvidia cards, there are some very good tweaks out there that can make all the difference when you are at the very limit.

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    with the 4890 at £126 not 150, your statement is wrong. For £150 a newer card will be avaliable.

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    The R800 promises almost double the performance of the previous, so the £100 card (probably 5850) will be like a 4890 or more?

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    wow!
    That will make the top of the range cards phenomenally quick then!

    Peter, surely adding an extra 4GB of memory buffer would be beneficial? Or is that overkill and you're better buying a card with more horsepower?
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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    Quote Originally Posted by laywill View Post
    wow!
    That will make the top of the range cards phenomenally quick then!

    Peter, surely adding an extra 4GB of memory buffer would be beneficial? Or is that overkill and you're better buying a card with more horsepower?
    Unless youve got some uber h4x monitor with a resolution of 9999*8888 4GB is pointless.
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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    All the tests I saw found no benefit to having the additional memory on those cards... no card out there can move quickly enough to use it

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    Re: CrossfireX vs SLIQuad

    wellt eh GTX275 is made by being based of a GTX295, so id say that the GTX295 is 2 downclocked 275s.

    yes 275 in SLI si better, but the actualy GPU it self is the same.

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