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post #11 of 32
$70 probably is a good deal. Again, heat is the main concern with this card having (2) power hungry GPU's on one card. Even if it slightly run faster than the 570 if you don't have a good cooler for this card then you're toast.

I think I still have 1 of my old 4870X2 in my trash bin. I think it still working but I have some issues with it starting. I can give it to you for free. Hopefully the garbage man did not pick it up yet.
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post #12 of 32
the oldest AMD/ATI GPU I would go for would be the HD5870. Also, the GTX460 1gb would be another for nvidia if you are on a tight budget looking for some deals. Of course if theres any of the newer gpus avail at a good price then you should go for it.

If you can find a a good deal on the HD5870, that's still a good card being able to run BF3 on high settings @ 1080p.

Best to stick to a single gpu solution unless you really need more power to drive multi displays.

In addition to what some have said about the HD4870x2, micro-stuttering would be another issue that might bother you based on the dual gpu setup.


for the HD4870x2, I would say $80shipped.
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I would probably go with 560 TI if you like Nvidia cards & money is really tight. I've seen lots gamers with very minimal budget using the card. They seem to like it.
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post #14 of 32
I literally just got myself a Sapphire 7870 Ghz edition and curbed my 4870X2 - 4870 1GB triple crossfire setup. In all honesty if your on a budget, go for it. My triple crossfire had no micro stutter issues and had very close to the same FPS in BF3 on high settings with no AA as my 7870 does on ultra with everything turned up with AA. Only downside is DX10 on the 4870X2 and no DX11.
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Originally Posted by Abs.exe View Post

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.
I see NCIX has a GTX 480 on for $179.00 plus shipping-- plus tax, that's twice the price but will it be worth it. Or would it be just better to get the GTX660 for for $229.00.
post #16 of 32
I suggest buying a 76xx instead...the cards will not support the new games in CF and you will run into too many issues.
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post #17 of 32
i have a 460 in my system right now while waiting on my 550ti, and i must say it blows my old 4850x2 out of the water. i can run games at higher settings and res with better fps. dont go for it please.
post #18 of 32
A single 4870X2 even though it is an older card and consumes more power is equivilent of a 6970 without DX11.
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post #19 of 32
The 4870x2 is approximately equal to a 5870... It is not a bad deal at $90 but I would pass and get a single GPU card...

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If you plan on playing some of the latest games then I don't advice you to get this card. This card (though outdated as I said before) still runs fast but doesn't scale much on latest games. You will lag as it will heat up a lot if you play the latest games that's require your card's full graphic power. Your 700 watts PSU can run it without a problem. With it's $90 value, you rather save your money & buy a slightly better card but doesn't heat up that much.
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