- Nov 22, 2008
Which is the rub for me. I really can't fathom why someone would purchase two of these for crossfire. You can pick up a 1070 for $450 it looks like, so in order to get a comparable card you'd need 2 of the 8GB models which is going to cost a minimum of $500. But if it's only going to trade blows with the 1070 in some games, and not work properly in others, what's the point?
It's a kind of strange application of sli/cfx. It doesn't make sense to start with two 480s when you should be getting the fastest single gpu you can for your money to start. Thus if one could a fford two 480s, you should have probably gotten a 500 card to start with instead.