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Is an old Radion HD4870X2 Good deal at $90.00 Canadian. I am just wondering. I know it is only direct x 10.1 , and need a 700watt power supply, but the price seems so good. By my research it performs better than a GTX280 and about the same as a GTX480, GTX570, or a new GTX660. Is this true or do I have some facts wrong. I know it does not have as many advanced features, but the price seems so good. Any feedback appreciated.
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hmm. its Ok but heres the main problem...AMD has cut support on the 2-4k series gpus so any issue you come across you will have to scour the net in hopes that someone out there has a fix.

If its not a problem then go for it.

Look into the OCN marketplace and grab a 460, last time I checked they were around 85-90 USD
    
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For that price no.
It beats GTX 470-560 Ti and gets beaten by 480 by a few %.
The downside : Power consumption, noise and crossfire.



+ it's used and it's $90.
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Is an old Radion HD4870X2 Good deal at $90.00 Canadian. I am just wondering. I know it is only direct x 10.1 , and need a 700watt power supply, but the price seems so good. By my research it performs better than a GTX280 and about the same as a GTX480, GTX570, or a new GTX660. Is this true or do I have some facts wrong. I know it does not have as many advanced features, but the price seems so good. Any feedback appreciated.

I've used (2) of this dual GPU 4870X2 in the past. If you're going to use only one of this card, don't expect to be able to play newer games at higher to max settings (COD:BO, BF3, etc.). Heat is your main problem with this card. Next is the noise from the stock fan. If you don't have a case with better air flow then it's a problem. This card runs faster & hotter than the 280, 480 or perhaps 570. I think the 660 is faster than this card.

I can almost max out MOH 2010 (Frosbite 1.5) but the card will get so hot & I'll start to lag. I can never run MW3, BO, Far Cry 2 on this card at higher setting without lagging in the game. I have to lower AA & other enhancement settings.

It's a good card but it's so outdated compared with today's cards. Among the cards you listed I would probably go with 660 if I were you. The 600 series runs cooler than this card.
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I can see what you mean. I do like Nvidia with the Physx and all. That will defiantly give me some food for thought. Thanks.
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Thanks. I thought it might of been a good deal. Any idea what it should be selling for. Would you say about $70.00 maby. Thanks.
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ive had 2 of them and while they were great cards there a little more outdated than what i would pick up considering you can now get something that's much faster and runs cooler.
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I have a pair of 4870x2's and they were pretty good back in their day. I bought a pair of EK water blocks and put them on and ran them for about 4 hours. Then my wife alerted me to the fact that she got me a GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2 for my birthday, so I took the blocks off, cleaned them up and put them away.

IF you are really interested in getting the 4870x2 (or a pair of them) and are in to water cooling, I could cut you a sweet deal on the EK Water Blocks for them. They are the copper and clear plexiglass tops and look SWEET. Not to mention, that will all but eliminate the "noise issue" that most people have with the 4870x2 card.
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Thanks. I thought it might of been a good deal. Any idea what it should be selling for. Would you say about $70.00 maby. Thanks.

70's not a bad price, but i hope you will be able to keep it cool and your power supply can handle it.
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I would have said go for it a year ago when they were worth $90, but now I am saying NO. Much better option available now\

Worth maybe $70-75 including shipping, but it is becoming increasingly obsolete everyday.
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