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Old 10-03-2008, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so im hoping my 9800gtx's sell soon so i can get a 4870, so does the 1gb cause any performance losses like some cards, also i will be on a 24"
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AnandTech: The Radeon HD 4870 1GB: The Card to Get

read that. But in short it helps the card out, just not a significant amount.
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seems as though it doesn't make too much difference over the norm 512mb one. although a higher res's im sure itll do significantly better.
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AnandTech: The Radeon HD 4870 1GB: The Card to Get

read that. But in short it helps the card out, just not a significant amount.
thx, well its not too much better but still worth the extra money imo it would be a diff story though if i was playin on anything lower then 1920x1200
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if you can afford it and play at 1920x1200 or above I would go for it
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um I wouldn't drop the extra dough, but you know its your decision.
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I probably would if i was on a 24"+
If not then i wouldnt.
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um I wouldn't drop the extra dough, but you know its your decision.

well u can always make more dough, all you need is water flour salt and yeast. kinda inexpensive when were talkin about 4870's

but anyway whats the best brand to get ati cards from, warranty wise, and are there any that cover overclocking?
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The difference at Newegg seems to be about 30~40 bucks :/
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ok well right now im deciding between the asus and powercolor models

i like the power color one because the the aftermarket heatsink but im not sure about there warranty, anyone know how long it is?

i like the asus cuz i know it has a 3 year


edit nvm powercolor has a 2 year warranty goin w/ them
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