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HIS 4870X2 VS any under $175 GPU

post #1 of 7
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HIS 4870X2 2Gb Video Card with the retail box, has been water-cooled for most of it's life comes with original fan, and Koolance Waterblock.

Is this a good deal at this price? I would like to water cool my card right away, plus it would help me hold off on a new GPU, intill I had funds for the the best and blocks for them.

what do you think?

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
Yes, it's a good deal for the price.

No, it's not a good choice for the price The 4870x2 is still an extremely powerful card, but you can get more powerful DX11 cards, with a single core, for less.
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6870s can be had for under 180 and perform a bit worse than a 4870x2. The price seems alright to me but it depends on how much the customer values DX11
    
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I just need to to play Crysis/Warhead/2, unreal, Metro 2033(maybe) and maybe COD a game. I have a V5200 and going nuts.

I can set my loop up, and the card can go in my HTPC, when I get my Tri-cards, and blocks.
I know how to check the card, how do I check the block?

DX11 is nice, but it is just rolling out (or held back, take your pick) so DX10 would be fine.
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Get a 6950 1GB for cheap, or a 6870.
    
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Hmmm, I'm not really sure about the prices in Canada, but I got my XFX 4870x2 precisely because I could find absolutely nothing even remotely close in performance for the same price. I paid the equivalent of ~$145 for the entire retail package (used, of course). This was ~2 months ago. Runs like a champ, though my Q6600 is a bit of a bottleneck in some cases. I haven't thoroughly tested it yet, but so far, I'm very satisfied with its performance.
Still, if you can get a single-gpu card that is close in both price AND performance, go for that instead. The drivers for the 4xxx series (especially the dual-gpu variants) aren't all that great and you might run into a situation where one or both of your GPUs get stuck at 2d clocks. I sure did. Changed the drivers to 10.5a. Works like a charm now.
My only real gripe is that the fan gets very loud very quickly at anything above 40% speed, though if you went for WC, this issue flies out the window.
     
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post #7 of 7
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thank you everyone. I cant find any cards, that match or beat this for $175.(found GTX 295 for $150 but no block, plus $10-20 for shipping.)
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