4850 $140 w/rebate @newegg

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  1. Asus

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    I am so, so tempted to buy this, but I need to save my money for when I move out.
     
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    Buy the card. Live in a cardboard box. Really quite simple.

    -MRG
     
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    Incidentally, what can I crossfire my 4850 with? Am I just limited to the 4850 range (or to the same manufacturer at that), or can I scoop a 4870 out of the bargain bin sometime next year and give my PC that little extra shelf-life?
     
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    I'm 90% sure you can only use the same card when using crossfire and SLI. They can be from different vendors, and have different clocks and minor differences like that, but they must be the same chipset. So no, you cant mix a 4850 with a 4870.
     
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    I know with the 4870X2 you can Crossfire it with a 4870. :thumbs:
     
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    Damn I would buy this but I'm low on money right now..and I would need a new motherboard, and therefore new cpu and ram otherwise I'd buy it.
     
  9. Asus

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    5. What happens when graphics cards with varying memory speeds and engine clocks are paired together?

    A. In this scenario, overall performance will be adjusted to match the memory speeds and engine clocks of the lower clocked card. To obtain ideal performance, graphics cards should be paired correctly.
    http://ati.amd.com/technology/crossfire/faq.html

    Can't wait for lucid to get their stuff out so we can see how it performs.
     
  10. Qonfused

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    I've been tempted to buy this card since it's already been at a ridiculously low price. Now I have no choice.
     
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    So I may as well get another 4850, because if I get a 4870 X2 it will just clock it down to 4850 speeds?
     

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