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Hey ya'll,

I was needing an upgrade from my 8800GT and decided that a 2nd hand 4870X2 is the way to go, especially as they are still very powerful compared to some of the latest offerings.

The only thing that I'm concerned about is DX11 etc. Are there going to be any DX11-only games out in the near future? Or will this card tie me over for a couple of years still?

I've already got the card and am awaiting a PSU upgrade too

I thought there would be more people around with a 4870X2 but it seems that lots of members here have ditched theirs... any reasons? Just curious
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At this point, I haven't heard of any games that will be DX11 only. I think it's going to be awhile before a game doesn't have a DX10 mode. I'd be more concerned about CrossFire issues, since I have experience with lack of CrossFire support for the ATI 4XXX series (in games).
 
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post #3 of 22
it's totally relevant especially at its price-point.

My cards are only 4850's but they're powerful enough to where it isn't logical from a financial standpoint to get anything else.

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I was "late" to the HD 48xx game, but I have yet to encounter any Crossfire support issues.
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I still have my 4870x2 and the 1gig edition 4870 I had in Tri-fire with it. They will be going in my 4th rig soon I hope since everything is boxed up waiting assembly. I had no issues with my x2 in any game played but it was time for an update though honestly not needed as it's a great card indeed. I've seen and read in reviews that it's about even with a 5870 in performance which is great imo and should last for a good while.
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post #5 of 22
I dont know of any DX11 games coming out any time soon, Kinda disipointing really. lol. I think that card will treat you well.
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post #6 of 22
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Thanks for the reassurance peeps

I got the card from Ebay and want to test it out, but I won't be able to get a new PSU for a few more weeks... but I need to test to make sure its working haha.

I have bought a 6-pin to 8-pin PCI-E adapter which will be here on Thursday. Should hopefully be ok on 500W for a few weeks ...
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There is going to be DX9 - DX11 made games for years too come. Because the game designer knows that not all people can buy a DX11 video card. It will be after DX12 video card that they will design games to DX10 and higher.
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Quote:
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Thanks for the reassurance peeps

I got the card from Ebay and want to test it out, but I won't be able to get a new PSU for a few more weeks... but I need to test to make sure its working haha.

I have bought a 6-pin to 8-pin PCI-E adapter which will be here on Thursday. Should hopefully be ok on 500W for a few weeks ...
As long as it's a quality PSU, you should be fine (might not be able to OC though ). If you're concerned about your PSU, start up another thread in the PSU section and I'm sure someone will help you out.

Cheers!
 
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post #9 of 22
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As long as it's a quality PSU, you should be fine (might not be able to OC though ). If you're concerned about your PSU, start up another thread in the PSU section and I'm sure someone will help you out.

Cheers!
Cheers dude.

Reviews for my Antec 500W are very good and can pull a max of 540-560W apparently, plus its got an auto cut off if things get hairy. Certainly won't be using it for the indefinite future.
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post #10 of 22
What price are you paying for it ? If it's like more than $200 then no way lol. It's still a fast card but a HD6870 or HD6950 would be far better choices.
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