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Old 02-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying this GPU for another comp, however .. I'm not sure whether to dish out an extra 40 ($80 obv) for the 2GB version, or stick with the 1Gb... Would there be much performance gain from the 2Gb or should I stick with the 1Gb and save money?
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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I've heard some gooood reviewd from the x2. The HD 4850 itself is a greeeeat card, no doubt..but it just depends on your budget.

If you have the extra money, go for it!
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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Thanks .. but does anyone know of the performance gain? If any?
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:46 PM   #4
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I've read online that the 4850 X2 falls right in between the 4870 and the 4870 X2. Don't know if it's true, but you can expect it to be a little better than the 4870.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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I'm having some problems some times.. don't know if it's my graphics card or not, but it's a 4870. Just be aware.. the card is HUGE.. takeing up two pci slots, and it's really tall. this is a 4870, not sure about the 50...
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Don't know if you've been watching the economy over the last 6 months but 40 aint $80 no more. It's around $58 now. I would stick with the 1gb version but that's because i aint got much money to throw about. Get the 2gb if you want but at the moment it won't be major. The 4850 x2 is a great card though, from what i've heard about it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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No, I don't think it's worth it. In fact, I don't think the card is worth it at all, only Sapphire makes them so it's going to come at a premium. I would rather have a GTX 280 for the same price TBH.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:11 PM   #8
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I disagree, worshipme.

Watch that video, it beat the GTX 280 in all the benchmarks.
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That's just one review MNI.

Here's one that shows just the opposite: Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 Video Card Review
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:03 AM   #10
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They are more or less the same, but I'd take a single GPU card over a dual GPU if they were the same price.
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