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4850 or 4870 (Is it really worth the extra $100?)

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I have the money in my budget, but is the 4870 really worth another $100?

Edit: This is for a new computer. Q6600, TRUE, 2GB RAM, P45 motherboard, P182, 750TX.
Edited by low strife - 7/8/08 at 3:26pm
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post #2 of 20
Is it going in your sig rig?
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
Is it going in your sig rig?
No, new system. Q6600, TRUE, 2GB RAM, P45 motherboard, P182, 750TX.
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post #4 of 20
yeah i'd say its worth it
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post #5 of 20
The 4850 will whip a 8800 GT so it just depends on how much you want to spend and how much performance you need.Their are already volt mods for it and I have seen a thread where someone had the core at 920,it comes at 625.
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post #6 of 20
If i were you I'd get 4GB of ram and stick with the 4850.
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If i were you I'd get 4GB of ram and stick with the 4850.
XP 32-bit, not getting Vista. I could always get a 4GB set down the road.
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post #8 of 20
I don't think it's worth the extra. Other than GDDR5, it's just a pre-overclocked 4850. Clock a 4850 up to 4870 speeds and you'd get very similar results, for $100 less.
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post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
I don't think it's worth the extra. Other than GDDR5, it's just a pre-overclocked 4850. Clock a 4850 up to 4870 speeds and you'd get very similar results, for $100 less.
If it came with a better cooler it would do that, but I've seen this card run insanely hot.

If I do invest in a cooler for it, what should I go for?
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post #10 of 20
4850 should be fine but if you had already budget, go for 4870.
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