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8800GTS 512 > HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5

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#1
Ive managed to get a friend whose interested to take my 8800GTS 512 off me for £70-80. so i got a bit of cash to go towards my next card.

what do u guys think of the HIS Hightech Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 card?? keep in mind i will be buying this along with other parts for a completely new system so bottle necking wont happen hopefully.

I game at 1680x1050 on a 22" screen.

what are your thoughts on the card & is there a more bang for buck card available that you'd recommend???
 
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I think it would look great on a 22". If you get a quad core with it you'll be flyin :)
 
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Before dissapaired on newegg 192SP versions of GTX 260. Were about 190$ after rebates. And you could freely get 512mb version I don`t think it would matter on 1680x1050. Future proofing for larger monitor does not make sence I bet that you will change the Graphic before you change monitor again.
 

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ive decided to go for the Q9550. even though AMD X4 940's are cheaper. im just not too confident about AMD right now after reading a lot of 'positive' but rather mixed bag of online reviews.
 
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That's not exactly worth to upgrade, your old GTS G92 can do gaming just fine at that resolution, going to HD4870 will give you like 10% performance boost but then cost you ton more.

I say you keep that vga card, get a new SLI board and a cpu.
 

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I dunno which review site you been reading from but some how i think its more then just 10% lol
 
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No, that will be on a different rig, not yours, your cpu gonna bottle neck the hell out of the newer GPU, it already do with the 8800GTS.

EDIT: If you have Company of Heroes, or Lost Planet, I will do a lil benchmark on those game with my single 8800GT at same setting as yours.
 

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well I was talking about a new rig after all but if my card really starts to improve in the new rig then i wont have to upgrade.
 
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How long will you move to a new set of CPU/Mobo?

Because CPU and mainboard have more stable prices than VGA cards.

If I were you, I would keep that card for SLI later, you don't need 1GB card at that resolution.
 
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My rig maxes out all games on my 20" 1680x1050 I can throw at it (with the exception of Crysis).
 
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My rig maxes out all games on my 20" 1680x1050 I can throw at it (with the exception of Crysis).
Yea I couldn't even max crysis with a GTX 280 and 3.4ghz quad core so I would just leave that game out..
 

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How long will you move to a new set of CPU/Mobo?

Because CPU and mainboard have more stable prices than VGA cards.

If I were you, I would keep that card for SLI later, you don't need 1GB card at that resolution.
A long time. my next rig will keep me going for at least 2 years maybe more depending on the games i play.