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Display Driver 70.5 MB 11.5 5/9/2011

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

Compared to what?
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Display Driver70.5 MB11.55/9/2011

so does the HD4xxx series have MORE or less power consumption ?
Just because there's a recent driver from the vendor doesn't mean that driver has had ANY tweaks for your specific hardware of interest in years.
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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?
its not the third fastest card, but its pretty fast, it doesnt have DX11, its hot, and its a dual GPU.
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Display Driver70.5 MB11.55/9/2011

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

The 4870x2 is an outdated card. New single catds such as the 6870 or 6950 will outperform it in most new games.

Plus no DX11, or tesselation. Both of those features are SLOWLY becoming what all games are going to use.
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its not the third fastest card, but its pretty fast, it doesnt have DX11, its hot, and its a dual GPU.
ok its the fourth fastest AMD card after the 6970
HD 4870 X2, 6970

And what does dual GPU have to do with it?

BTW can i add another 4870x2? for 4 GPU in crossfire?
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post #27 of 37
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ok its the fourth fastest AMD card after the

BTW can i add another 4870x2? for 4 GPU in crossfire?


Yeah
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you can but really, even then, you might notice some stuttering while playing, older generation crossfire scaling is quite poor.
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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?
It's extremely slow compared to most single GPU up to date cards on the current market.
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post #30 of 37
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ok its the fourth fastest AMD card after the 6970
HD 4870 X2, 6970

And what does dual GPU have to do with it?

BTW can i add another 4870x2? for 4 GPU in crossfire?
Dude.

The 4000x2 cards are dual GPU. That is two GPU chips on one PCB, hence "x2". They are by definition crossfired. And the 4000x2 cards are glitchy to start with.

Sure you can crossfire two dualGPU cards. You'll need a nuclear reactor to drive it all. You'll also not get any meaningful bug fixes that pop-up ever for any games you want to play. You'll also have to deal with all the banes of multi-GPU setups (microstutter, etc.)

My brother still has a 4850x2 and it is quite glitchy. Only reason he has it is because he bought it a long while ago, and the cost of a performance upgrade is substantial.

You're better off getting a current gen card that pull less power.
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