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Old 08-22-2009, 06:04 PM   #11
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Default Re: I got a 4870 and wasn't expecting much of an increase in performance...

Use it as an excuse to get a new monitor.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:22 PM   #12
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you should wait longer for a better upgrade or shouldve spent a lil more for something like a 4870x2 or 4890 at least
A 4890 is just an over clocked 4870 AFAIK.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:00 PM   #13
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okay, it was on 1280x1024 with no AA and no AF, doh <headslap>, when I jacked up the resolution (1600x1200), AA (x8) and AF (x16) it made a big difference (2000+), I just got done benching both cards...

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Old 08-22-2009, 07:58 PM   #14
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:04 PM   #15
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I prefer that to "OMFG a dude slapped a 4870 cooler on a 4850 and sold it to me as a 4870...!!!"...



flashed it with the ASUS TOP 4870 bios and bumped up the clocks to 830/1050, from the stock Visiontek bios and clocks (750/900) to the ASUS TOP bios and OCed clocks there was almost a 1000 point jump to finally topping (pardon the pun) out at 10,406 points with 8xAA and 16xAF at 1600x1200...

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Old 08-23-2009, 05:34 AM   #16
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I actually think the upgrade was worth it now, $85 USD for the 4870 and I know I can sell the 4850 on CL or to a friend for ~$70-$80 USD (people have posted on other sites about recently buying used 4850s for this amount), so it would come out to about a $5-$15 USD upgrade for ~ a 25% performance increase...

I'm cool with that...

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Old 08-23-2009, 05:42 AM   #17
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Haha, I could have told you that at lower resolutions, the difference wouldn't be noticeable

Glad all is good now!
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Haha, I could have told you that at lower resolutions, the difference wouldn't be noticeable

Glad all is good now!
I went full retard even posting this thread, but it's all good now...

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