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post #31 of 43
As much as I love my SLI set-up I would suggest the 4870. It's a single card that is very close to the GT's in SLI. IMO a single card is better than SLI or X-fire, no waiting for drivers to use the 2 card. Whenever a game comes out it just basically works with a single card, sometimes with 2 it takes a while.
    
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Another vote for the 4870.
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4870 less driver issues then SLi.... Single GPU's just work straight outta the gate.
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Well Imo the 4870 is good but if you ever wanted to crossfire 2 of them you would have to buy another board, with the GT's sli'ed your set , and you can just oc the heck out of them to get that push to make them perform better
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Well Imo the 4870 is good but if you ever wanted to crossfire 2 of them you would have to buy another board, with the GT's sli'ed your set , and you can just oc the heck out of them to get that push to make them perform better
that doesn't make sense, 8800GT SLI your set but no room for upgrades, and with 4870 performing better, you got an option to crossfire if your willing to burn some more money on a new mobo. Also there'sless power comsumption and heat, its quite obvious which to get.

Most games will scale better on a single gpu than 2. And of course the 4870 can oc quite alot as well.
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that doesn't make sense, 8800GT SLI your set but no room for upgrades, and with 4870 performing better, you got an option to crossfire if your willing to burn some more money on a new mobo. Also there'sless power comsumption and heat, its quite obvious which to get.

Most games will scale better on a single gpu than 2. And of course the 4870 can oc quite alot as well.
i was just saying ATM, it is the best option for the budget, if the thread said 400 budget i would have suggested the 4870 with a CF enabled board for future upgrades
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post #37 of 43
Well, getting the 4870 because you can upgrade it later makes no sense either... he'd have the same issue as now: there would be better cards that he could double.
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post #38 of 43
At your resolution, a 4850 should be enough performance, but I'd opt for the 4870 over two 8800s. Considering you're on an SLI chipset, perhaps you should consider a 9800GTX+ now and one down the road.
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From all the benchmarks I've read, HD4870 is the one to get.
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post #40 of 43
I'm going to go the other way and suggest you save up for a little while longer and get a GTX260. You'll be able to buy another one down the road, and as good as the 4870 is, it won't beat that. Newegg has the Asus version for $329.99 at the moment. That is, unless you are planning to change your mobo soon. Then get the 4870 as a building bock for tri-fire.
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