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What card should I get...Selling my rig, so I'm coming from a 4850

Worried if I get anything else, I'm going to expect a performance leap, but I will be disappointed.

I play Counter Strike Source, Crysis, Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, and all that good stuff.

I like to play with AA on.
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Get the HD4870, its a great card and I've been really happy with. I did a build for a client with a 4850 and the 4870 is much better.

Only $175 AR now @ newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by sdfreitag86 View Post
Get the HD4870, its a great card and I've been really happy with. I did a build for a client with a 4850 and the 4870 is much better.

Only $175 AR now @ newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810
That is what I'm leaning towards...Someone offered a 4870 for $165 shipped...I might go for that. Won't have to worry about a rebate.
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post #4 of 15
I'd honestly prefer the new one and get the rebate a month later
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That is what I'm leaning towards...Someone offered a 4870 for $165 shipped...I might go for that. Won't have to worry about a rebate.
The cooler in the 4870 is a positive thing which will be better then stock. 4800 run a bit hot if you noticed with 4850. If you liked the 4850 defenetly get the 4870.
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post #6 of 15
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Hmm...just out of curiosity...anyone have any power consumption charts comparing the 4850 and 4870, with new drivers? Just curious. I said new because AMDs newer drivers decreased the power consumption
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post #7 of 15
I can't believe the price of the 4870 in the US.
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post #8 of 15
I was impressed by the performance increase from my 4850 to my GTX260+.
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post #9 of 15
GTX260 or HD4870 1GB
post #10 of 15
I would go with the 4870

4870x2 a possibility?
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