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post #11 of 18
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Looks like a great card. 4870 is right around the corner, though..
True, and if the rumors are true than a 4870 will be equal to or slightly faster than this card. Should be cheaper too after supply issues are settled.
post #12 of 18
Wait.
post #13 of 18
Get a 4870x2

Should be only slightly more expensive, if not the same price.
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post #14 of 18
I agree with the others

The 4870 should give similar performance to the 3870x2. It will also be better at AA because of the added ROPs. Or maybe it was the TMUs that they doubled for AA performance....

The 4870 also has an edge over the 3870x2 in the fact that it won't suffer from the stutter that you see in sli and crossfire setups.
post #15 of 18
I wouldn't normally advise someone to wait, but when a product is only about two weeks out, you might as well.
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post #16 of 18
yeah... The power of the 3870X2 on one chip, with lower (i think) power requirements and a single-slot cooler.

teh 4870 will be worth it for ya.
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post #17 of 18
It's unwise to purchase such a card, when the next gen is literally weeks away now. Hold out awhile.
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post #18 of 18
I would get 2 4870X2's but I would need a new motherboard which makes it pointless effort.

Dual 9800GTX's for me...I just sold my 8800GTX's cos I got bored.
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