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the 4870x2 is like AMD's third fastest card, but whats the disadvantage of this card cmpared to the more recent ones?
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The recent ones have Dx11 + tessellation support. The 4870 doesn't. +it's VERY hot
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The recent ones have Dx11 + tessellation support. The 4870 doesn't. +it's VERY hot
And the 4000-series lack Eyefinity I believe.
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Dx11 + tessellation, so what does this mean?

Plus i got a accelero xtreme 3 fans on the 4870x2
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
And the 4000-series lack Eyefinity I believe.
and what is eyefinity?
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and what is eyefinity?
The ability to connect 3 screens to a single card and make programs treat them as one big screen, allowing for a very wide display area.

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So you don't get directx 11 support, and you don't get tesselation both are new generation features, other than that 4870 is good for most other games.
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Quote:
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and what is eyefinity?
http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/Eyefinity_FAQ
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post #9 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by ollie007 View Post
and what is eyefinity?
Eyefinity is using 3 monitors in panoramic view. DirectX I believe I don't need to explain.
Tessellation is a technology capable of displaying heavily "bumped" objects instead of flat textures. It's the next level of bump-mapping. Google it, several good screenshots explain it all.
Edited by ronnin426850 - 5/21/11 at 7:54am
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whats in DX11 that would wow me? and what does tesselation do?
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