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Killswitch
08-05-2008, 11:33 PM
Nvidia fans.......... DIG OUT YOUR WALLET! lol

http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?m...roduct_id=29030 (http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&forum=101&threadid=1767269&pagenumber=1&msgcount=7&subpage=1&product_id=29030)

filthy
08-06-2008, 02:06 AM
It's cheaper than a 4870 and it would smoke one too.

Madmax
08-06-2008, 10:11 AM
I seen that yesterday and its a good price and i bet ATI's 4870 price will drop soon.

I want another 4850 or maybe two more to fill up my PCI-E slots.. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Some 4850's can be had for around $140.00-$149.00 when on sale.

Also 2 x 4850's will be very nice against 1 x 9800GX2 as it two 4850's will out beat 1 x 9800GX2 hands down.

And as for a 1 x 9800GX2 smoking a 4870, yout best read these links ... as that ain't so.

http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-5083-view-HD-4870-vs-9800-GX2-benchmark.html

http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-5093-view-HD-4870-vs-9800-GX2-Crysis.html

and here ... does not smoke a HD4870, but is a little ahead in that review on some games, but drivers were in infancy for ATI too.

Check out the CF 4850's.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_4850_4870_performance/page10.asp

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_4850_4870_performance/page12.asp

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_4850_4870_performance/page9.asp

Madmax
08-06-2008, 10:30 AM
Now with all that being said in my above post....... if the 9800GX2 were to drop in price more to say around $200.00 i would then state get two of them to definately out perform 2 x 4850's by how much is not a over all greatness.

Again though if the 4850's drop in price to say $150.00 range x 2 = $300.00 then the 4850's are the better deal and option.

Right now HIS 4850 is at a price of $194.00 x 2 = $388.00 and they would out beat 1 x 9800GX2 NP's ... by a huge margin too by reviews i am reading.

The diamond 4850 was on sale like a week or so ago for like $164.00-$169.00 range depends where purchased.

I have a HIS model and want another, but in time ... maybe soon in a few weeks.

Basically i can get 3 x 4850's for $582.00 at the price of $194.00 each as opposed to 2 x 9800X2 cards for $578.00 at the price of $289.00.

So buy 2 x 4850's for a lesser price ($388.00) and huge performance over 1 x 9800GX2 and save $190.00 to boot.

Madmax
08-06-2008, 11:58 AM
Hey i just was checking and the Diamond 4850 can be had for $179.00 right now, but was on sale after rebate for $169.00 about 1-2 weeks ago.

So if anyone is in the market and wants 2 x 4850's or just one for now pick up one of these cards before the regular price is back up.

OR

Wait it out some more as the price may drop on them.

I prefer HIS over Diamond and i would get HIS first off, but for those who are not as picky, save yourself some extra dollars and get diamonds version.... THEY are all same GPU cores and memory .. only difference in warranty and customer service ... again i prefer HIS.

filthy
08-06-2008, 12:38 PM
Your comparing 4850's in CF against a 9800GX2? OF course you would, its the card you have so obviously its the cat's [censored].

I'm sorry but 2x 4850's are not in the same class as 1 9800GX2.

Madmax
08-06-2008, 01:58 PM
Now i do agree that 2 x 4850's not in same class as 1 x 9800GX2 as they out perform 1 x 9800GX2 (quite a lot too) for lessor money (combined) (then 2 x 9800GX2's) is the entire point, not because i own one of them, but because it is true. I would of posted the same info even if i never had one.

Also 2 x 4870's out perform 1 x 9800GX2 and 2 x 9800GX2 cards, but of course 2 x 4870's at this VERY MIN cost more then say 2 x 9800GX2 cards .... thats cause Nvidia was so outragously priced on their high-end cards that they finally got their heads out of their arses and lowered prices, but , but , but ....
2 x 4850's (REALITY CHECK DUDE) for more money of course then 1 x 9800X2 ... out performs 1 x 9800GX2 and if you were to buy 2 x 9800GX2 = MORE MONEY ($190.00 More) and the FPS would only be about 10-20 more then 2 x 4850's.

You can't deny that ATI is ruling right now.

Now lets see the 4870X2 card is suppose to be released Aug 12-15 2008 and we will wait to see price of it. Rumor price is $550.00-565.00 range and if thats true ... wowzer 1 x 4870X2 at that price too .... will STOMP 1 x 9800GX2 and if you buy 2 x 9800GX2 = Price will be more then 1 x 4870X2 at todays pricing and if the Rumor price range is correct on the 4870X2 ... OH and still the 4870X2 will out perform 2 x 9800GX2 cards.

Oh if i may remind you i was comparing 2 Gpu's against 2 GPU's. The 9800GX2 is a Dual GPU card ..... so to compare correctly i wanted to point out that 2 x 4850's kicks its arse, yeah for about $100.00 more for 2 x 4850's .. its worth it.

Hans
08-06-2008, 05:47 PM
What kind of psu would this need?

mboy67
08-06-2008, 05:58 PM
650 or better with both a 6 pin and 8 pin GPU power plugs

Madmax
08-06-2008, 05:59 PM
I run a 650w Thermaltake ToughPower and i am sure if it can run 2 X 4850's .. it can run 1 x 9800GX2 cards, but wait it won't as that card requires an 8 pin and a 6 pin for the card, my toughpower is the older one 2 x 6 pin.

But like always higher is better .. i would recommend getting at least a 750W-800W PSU and not a cheapo one either.

Again money wise 2 x 4850's is the better option for dual gpu and crossfire thats if a person has at least 400.000 to spend.

EDIT:

The newer toughpower 650 and 750w has a 8 pin and 6 pin connector and a adapter 8 pin to 6 pin.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1264&ID=1500

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1264&ID=1500

oneof3
08-09-2008, 09:19 AM
http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/s...roduct_id=29030 (http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&forum=101&threadid=1767269&pagenumber=1&msgcount=7&subpage=1&product_id=29030)

That's what I get

Madmax
08-09-2008, 11:29 PM
I don't get that info you posted, but i was looking for some info tonight about my cpu and a post was made at Ncix forum like months ago and when i click on link in google .. it stated this site is not safe to browe and can cause damage to your computer.

I think Ncix either

A: was hacked and someone placed bad scripting or program on to their website server or website, data caching mayeb for ppls credit card info.

B: was running some new scripts or software that was malware related.

Either way just be careful until google says all is well.

mboy67
08-10-2008, 12:52 AM
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