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Sapphire HD 4870 X2

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    this is what I expected. The card finally regains the crown for ATI at a reasonable price premium (about the same as 2 4870's). And im sure it wont stay at over 500 for long.

    nice review as always wiz. :)
     
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    Now there is no reason to buy a GTX280 unless it drops to $300. :p
     
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    The 2gig is noticeably better than the 1gig. I'm glad they released a 2gig.
     
  5. wolf2009 Guest

    Thats not whats happening. The 1 Gig is with One card disabled . That shows the performance of 1 HD4870 1 GB
     
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    Nice review!
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out. I should go to bed now.... (night lol)
     
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    is a true monster, very impressive results at high resolutions. I can't believe it, ati has made awesome work.

    You need at minimum 24" lcd panel to use with.

    THIS IS CROZZFAIAHHHHHH !!!:rockout::rockout:
     
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    nice review and and a long one. looks to be a killer card but i won't be getting one i don't have a use for that much power
     
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    Sweet card. Nice to see that it still has the windowed 3D problems :rolleyes: It will be an excellent buy when the price comes down.
     
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    Awesome performing card. Finally ATI gets back on top. Hopefully the price will drop to 499 after launch as they said they wouldn't price a card over $500

    Can't wait to get one.
     
  12. wolf2009 Guest

    me too, i am running at 1280x1024 , LOL . Palit HD4850 non-reference 1GB(if there is any benefit ) will do !
     
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    380W power draw at load? You could power a small village with that!:p
     
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    That is a huge load but, I am, however glad to see the OCZ made it through testing!
     
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    i wants one...bu im broke...
     
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    Not too impressive. Terrible overclocker, much like the single 4870/50 setups. Hot and power hungry. I figured as much when they announced the preliminary specs recently. This review just confirms it all with some charts.

    Although, all this can be corrected by appropriate pricing I still wouldn't go for it, since AMD must have cut corners on the component and build quality front, what with all their financial troubles.
     
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    They took the crown, but rather sloppily it would seem.......
     
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    The 380W under peak load meens that i would need a new PSU if i wanna have this card.. i think my 750W will not be enough if my Q6600 is overclocked..
     
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    Didn't AMD promise 2x the amount of Performance/Watt compared to the R680 ?

    Bad. Didn't meet my expectations.
     
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    Yeah, agree with you here. Expected a little more but its damn sexy looking none the less.:cry:
     
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    its not worth it over the GTX280, the GTX280 is cheaper, is faster at times, slower at others, offers a total of 86% of the power, consumes less power and overall looks like a better card unless this thing comes down in price the GTX280 is a better buy. Now its Nvidia's turn for a trump card.
     
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    Looks like I might be buying a GTX280 after all...this card is not as impressive as I've hoped!
     
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    dont look at 1024x768 if you dont like to see those results

    no 2560x1600 because those huge displays are too expensive to buy, only 3 people each donated $10 so far ;)
     
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    Nice review w1zz! Though to be quite honest I expected it to perform slightly better than that! Seems it still draws a hell of a lot of power. Still glad I purchased my GTX 260. Maybe things will improve with a few driver updates...?
     

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