Originally Posted by G-Man
ati $200 gpu outscores gtx 260 ;/
bench according to AT.
FS has a preview up of the HD 4850 too and they have it losing in Bioshock to the 9800GTX at every resolution-
According to Anandtech it "outscores" the GTX 260 in Bioshock. It does not in; Crysis, CoD4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Assassin's Creed, Oblivion, and TheWitcher.
sometimes Crossfire looks great and when AFR fails, it fails badly.
Bad to no scaling-
If I had my heart set on Multi-GPU it would be two 8800GTS 512Mb cards. They are over at newegg for 160usd with rebate each. nVidia uses more than one form of AFR and consequentially SLi will likely work more often in titles than Crossfire.
I've used Multi-GPU, SLi and Crossfire. I vastly prefer a single strong GPU and to each their own on that matter.
For a card to be "faster" in my book it needs to win more than it loses. For it to be a winner on another level, it also needs to offer up consistent
I do think the HD 4850 looks like a darn good card considering the price, and I wouldn't bother with Crossfire personally. I've already outlined a few reasons why not and may add; micro stutter, poor min FPS and wild FPS fluctuations.