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Old 03-22-2009, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 4830 XF or 4870 1GB?

So I'm building a new comp with the following specs:
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24" 1900x1200 monitor
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I already have a Sapphire Radeon 4830 lying around, and I was thinking about spending 80 bucks or so and buying another one and XFing them, but is it worth it just to spend the extra 100 and get a Radeon 4870 1GB?

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Default Re: 4830 XF or 4870 1GB?

I think the 4870 would be a better choice, since you're playing on a 24" monitor.
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go with the 4870 1GB. better for a 24" monitor
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Thanks for the replies.

Just out of curiosity, if I went with a 22" monitor, would 4830 XF make that much difference over a 4830 single?
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you would see a nice improvement. it all really depends on what res you are running at.
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At that resolution, you'd want a Crossfire setup, or a dual-video card setup...
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well with the 1GB of GDDR5 the 4870 can handle some crazy high resolutons.
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Usually at that resolution, I'd recommend at least a GTX 280 or HD 4850X2, maybe he could get away with the HD 4870 1GB, but I wouldn't be expecting to max some of the more demanding games though
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4830's in crossfire perform very well @1920x1200 as well.

Like Vernong said, you'd only be spending another $100 and you'd be getting your money's worth.

The 4870 will not perform as well as the 4830's in crossfire.
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isnt he playing at 1680 x 1050?
an hd4870 1gb will smoke that resolution. i used to run mine full everything all games 1920 x 1200. but i dont play crysis.
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