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No DX11, no usable tessellation(the 4800s to the x1800s IIRC had a tessellation engine, no one uses it tho) no eyefinity, not sure about ATI's 3D, A LOT more power consumption, temps, lack of continued driver development, hugely less perfromance per watt, poor performance for the money(assuming not gotten for cheap or free), etc.

Even if you got one for near free, I'd resell on ebay, then get myself a decent modern card. there are a lot of new single GPU cards that out perform the 4870x2 now. The 5870 is near it's performance, the 6950 probably beats it, the 6970 does, the 480, 570, and 580s do as well. The 6870 and GTX 560 Ti aren't lagging too far behind either.
Edited by DesertRat - 5/21/11 at 8:05am
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whats in DX11 that would wow me? and what does tesselation do?
Can somebody w/ a couple 580s or a 6990 post a 1080p video of Metro 2033 DX11 MTFO, and then DX10?

I'll see if i can find one on youtube, but so far metro 2033's been the largest noticeable and very appreciable difference for DX11 and tessellation.

edit: sorry for double posting, was hoping somebody would have replied between my replies.
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It's also a beast when it comes to power requirements. Will eat a hole in your wallet very quickly to run.
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Nvidia: GTX 295, GTX 480, GTX 570
AMD: HD 4870 X2, 6970

comparable cards, what u mean lack of driver support?
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Bad driver support. The drivers for it are pretty much dead. Youd be better with a gtx 580 or 570 IMO.
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whats in DX11 that would wow me? and what does tesselation do?
It GOOGLES!

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No DX11, no usable tessellation(the 4800s to the x1800s IIRC had a tessellation engine, no one uses it tho)
Nope, Crysis uses it.
And actually the HD4xxx have *less* power consumption than the next series.
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It's also a beast when it comes to power requirements. Will eat a hole in your wallet very quickly to run.
Plus i got the accelero Xtreme 3 fans LOL.....how much difference can there be with these high end cards?
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what u mean lack of driver support? they are the same cards as ATI's
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what u mean lack of driver support? they are the same cards as ATI's
Means it's legacy, old hardware.
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Means it's legacy, old hardware.

Display Driver70.5 MB11.55/9/2011

so does the HD4xxx series have MORE or less power consumption ?
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