9800GTX AMP to HD4870 Crossfire - cheap upgrade!

Gimpy04

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So I've been wanting to upgrade my video card for a while, and finally decided to do so when I came across a really good deal on 2x4870's.

I ended up paying a total of $180 for the two cards and should have them in a week or so.

I've spent a little time trying to calculate the performance increase I'll see, and pegged it to be at 25% better at the low end, and as high as 35%. (The Zotac 9800GTX AMP is a little faster than most 9800GTX+)

I play BF2, COD4, COD:WaW, Wow (only every once in a while, promise) Borderlands, TF2, L4D, and many many more. Those are just the big ones. I'm expecting to see something closer to the 35% in these games.
 

Gimpy04

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So when I do this, I'll be using Drivercleaner (or similar program) to clean out the Nvidia drivers completely then go install the latest Catalyst. That should help me to avoid any problems.

Any other suggestions?
 

LGabrielPhoto

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That should do it. I have done it before without issues, in fact I exchange a 8600gt with a 4890 recently and it is working great so far.
 
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