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Old 09-27-2008, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So... I just ordered a 4870, curious what people think is the "best" version of it.

This is the one I ordered

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100243-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When I was about to purchase my 4870 I lightly researched this as well, and basically VisionTek seems to have the best track record followed by Sapphire , then Diamond, etc
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Yea same here i was thinking of getting the sapphire version untill i heard that there versions have been crashing in games so i went with the Visiontek version had very good reviews.
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i got the sapphire. same one as you, ventriac. no crashes here. its a frikkin beast of a card. dude holy crap you're balls out...going from onboard to a 4870.
lol, good choice!
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lol.. well my current rig was never intended to be for me so I built it cheap, but i figured the onboard wasn't satisfying my needs in gaming, so I might as well buy the card i'm gonna get for my new computer and just transfer it over when I build it.
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i got the sapphire. same one as you, ventriac. no crashes here. its a frikkin beast of a card. dude holy crap you're balls out...going from onboard to a 4870.
lol, good choice!
+1 I have the Sapphire, and it only crashes in games if you don't have enough air flow going through your case. If so you have to do a profile that manually adjusts your fan speeds, because if your pc is in a hot room like mine your card will idle at 80 C lol.
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i got the sapphire. same one as you, ventriac. no crashes here. its a frikkin beast of a card. dude holy crap you're balls out...going from onboard to a 4870.
lol, good choice!
only a minor setback, that included a flashed bios:laughing: nah jks, my friends got HIS one which is also very good, i think as long as u get a decent brand like HIS,sapphire, visiontek etc. your pretty much covered.
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only a minor setback, that included a flashed bios:laughing: nah jks, my friends got HIS one which is also very good, i think as long as u get a decent brand like HIS,sapphire, visiontek etc. your pretty much covered.
LOL!.. minor and temporary, my friend.
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