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Old 07-04-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Just ordered me a HD 4870!

I just finished up the order and should be on its way. The only thing is its Friday, and I have to wait till Monday to get it.

I ordered a nice little Scythe S-FLEX with the order.

I got the Sapphire model, and there still in stock if your interested guys.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102748

What do you guys think of this card?
And for you Nvidia fanboys, what do you think about this card? It beats many of the current Nvidia Video cards out right now.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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congrats great card
beats the 9800 in crysis
but the new highend nvidia card is in trouble
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...70,1964-9.html
an ati card would work just fine on a nvidia board right?
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Yes, you just can't crossfire them in an Nvidia board.
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:43 PM   #4
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The 4870 has shown preety good results in benchmarking, especially for the price. The GTX 280 is too expensive, while this one shows a good alternative. Apparantly, the 4870 X2 is known to beat the GTX 280, for half the price.

As for being fanboy, I don't follow that. I just choose what's right for me.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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It doesn't just beat the 9800GTX black and blue, it also takes the lead over the $400 GTX 260. And in COD4, Bioshock, Quake Wars, Assassin's Creed, it even beats the GTX 280.
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id say the 9800 is a better deal being that its 100 bucks cheaper and soon to be even less i bet you
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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But at slightly cheaper than the 9800GTX, there's the HD 4850, which has exactly the same advantages that the HD 4870 has over the GTX.

Nvidia don't have the headroom to lower the GTX 260 to below $300 where it needs to be to compete with the HD 4870, and one of the reasons they are moving G92 to the 55nm half node process is because 65nm yields are so poor. The 9800GTX can't go any lower and still make a profit. That's why they're bringing in the GTX+, which I still think needs to be sub $200. Nvidia's share price is coming down like an avalanche..

And there's one other thing, that stuff's been on the way from Newegg for a long time, don't you think?
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trust me there selling there cards to new egg for 3x less
i work in retail to make a profit and allow for other items not being sold
to not impact your profit you have to times the price you pay by 3
and remember if it costs nvidia x money to make it
there timeing x by at lest 3 probably more
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congrats great card
beats the 9800 in crysis
but the new highend nvidia card is in trouble
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...70,1964-9.html
an ati card would work just fine on a nvidia board right?
dude the 4850 beats a 9800GTX by 10FPS in COD4...
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Default Re: Just ordered me a HD 4870!

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I just finished up the order and should be on its way. The only thing is its Friday, and I have to wait till Monday to get it.

I ordered a nice little Scythe S-FLEX with the order.

I got the Sapphire model, and there still in stock if your interested guys.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102748

What do you guys think of this card?
And for you Nvidia fanboys, what do you think about this card? It beats many of the current Nvidia Video cards out right now.
im not an NIVIDIA fanboy
its actually the first time that ive had a GPU in a pc
or going into one
now lets see here

your card specs are:
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870
750 MHz core clock
w 512 MB of ram
for a whopping $309.99 with no rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102748

my card specs are:
EVGA GeForce 8800GT Superclocked
a respectable 650 MHz core clock
w 512 MB of ram
for $174.99 or with the $20 MIR its 154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130319
not to bad for the price
and mine consumes only 1 expansion bay
not 2
that gives me more room to put alot more toys and goodies

but thats a nice card non the less
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