4850x2 or 4850 crossfire

papereyes

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Hi All

I have a 4850 1gb card at the moment, I just brought the LANPARTY JR P45-T2RS that enables me to crossfire my card.

Was thinking what do you guys think is best?

Option 1
Buy another 48501gb card and X fire on my motherboard
(although i read that with my motherboard it will share 16 lanes between the 2 cards (bear with me i'm a bit of a noobie on this) - Will there be any deterioration in performance?

Option 2
Ebay my existing 4850 1gb card then buy a 4850 X2 1 gb (price differential between that and a 4850 1gb is 30GBP (which I'm hoping will be made up by ebaying my old card)

Any preferences?
 
Solution
Given those two alternatives, I'd probably run two separate cards to ensure I could run a single card if and when xfire problems arose.

Ehsan w

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actually...since you already have one, I would think Xfire them
performance should be a little lower though, but it'll be cheaper
but if you have time and money, 4850x2 is the way to go