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Radeon HD 4870 334 Watt
Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire (2) 421 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) ** 448 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 Crossfire (2) 480 Watt

Temperature in degrees C Idle Peak
R700 GPU-1 84 91
R700 GPU-2 86 93

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...0-x2-preview/4

anyone wanna compare their cards in terms of power and temp, that are comparable with the 4870x2?
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System Under FULL load
Radeon HD 4850 269 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 334 Watt
Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire (2) 421 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) ** 448 Watt
Radeon HD 4870 Crossfire (2) 480 Watt

Temperature in degrees C Idle Peak
R700 GPU-1 84 91
R700 GPU-2 86 93

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...0-x2-preview/4

anyone wanna compare their cards in terms of power and temp, that are comparable with the 4870x2?
http://www.hwcompare.com/9578/radeon...adeon-hd-6990/
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I have one 4870x2 a friend lend to me and its hot as hell, and the auto fan doesnt kick in untill its on 95c+ so I always have to manually set the fan to 50% to keep it cool and not having the pain of hearing the buzz of the fan.
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I have one 4870x2 a friend lend to me and its hot as hell, and the auto fan doesnt kick in untill its on 95c+ so I always have to manually set the fan to 50% to keep it cool and not having the pain of hearing the buzz of the fan.
You do realise that there are 2x GPUs on there and the stock heatsink has only one fan? Lucky we got th accelero extreme
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Man, not to sound like a dick or anything, but you are being quite dense.

It sounds like you're being difficult, trying to justify buying an older card that relies on games and driver support BOTH to perform up to par (Internal Crossfire), it's hot, it's loud. It's an older, more simplistic design. The newer cards are way more efficient, use less power, have newer instruction sets (The UVIL...thing....4 instead of 5). Plain and simple, it was awesome when it came out, it;s still decent now a days, but for the money you spend to buy it, you could have gotten a way newer, cooler, efficient card, plain and simple.

No one is telling you it was a BAD decision, but stop trying to justify it as some AWESOME OMG 4TH BEST!!!1!!!1!! and other reach around logic.
    
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You do realise that there are 2x GPUs on there and the stock heatsink has only one fan? Lucky we got th accelero extreme

Yes, but has more heatpipes compared to a single 4870. Once a reasonable fan profile is set in MSI AB, the cooler does its job.
BTW those cards really degrade performance above 80C, I don't know why the BIOS activates the fan only at 90C.. It's so stupid..

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Man, not to sound like a dick or anything, but you are being quite dense.

It sounds like you're being difficult, trying to justify buying an older card that relies on games and driver support BOTH to perform up to par (Internal Crossfire), it's hot, it's loud. It's an older, more simplistic design. The newer cards are way more efficient, use less power, have newer instruction sets (The UVIL...thing....4 instead of 5). Plain and simple, it was awesome when it came out, it;s still decent now a days, but for the money you spend to buy it, you could have gotten a way newer, cooler, efficient card, plain and simple.

No one is telling you it was a BAD decision, but stop trying to justify it as some AWESOME OMG 4TH BEST!!!1!!!1!! and other reach around logic.
Well.. I believe he already knows that. But we don't know what money he spent on the card, do we? And I didn't see him vigurously justifying it, jsut asking questions that a 15sec Google search can answer But that's another topic.

EDIT:
BTW a few posts back, when I said HD4xxx has less power consumption than the following series, I MEAN IT! Don't argue on a hinch.

4870 - 150W
5870 - 188W
6870 - 151W

4770 - 80W
5770 - 108W
6770 - 108W

4890 - 190W
5970 - 294W
6970 - 250W
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I had fun reading this thread. Good luck guys!
    
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