Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by ibhappy, Jan 3, 2011.
How much should I pay for a used 4870 X2?
If you are from the USA?
I can get one for $150 in the US of A.
Does the card support Directx 11?
Thats very cheap, id get that, but make sure the card is ok first?
And no it wont support DX11, only DX10.1, not that you need DX11 realy.
It only supports up to Directx 10.1.
Is lack of Directx 11 support an issue?
It's being shipped so I'm taking a chance.
Nope not at all, only thing you will get from DX 11 is well a more pretty picture but it comes at a cost of FPS, just look at the results on this forum.
My son has a 4850 now and a E6300 Wolfdale running at 3.9 GHz. Is it worth $150 for the VC upgrade for gaming?
He's running 2 x 24" monitors at 1920 x 1080.
Honestly yea i do think so, he should see a good increase in FPS with that set up.
Id say at the moment he would be not getting great performance with the 4850 and that rez with two monitors?
Yes, the performance with two monitors isn't good.
How limiting is the E6300 Wolfdale @ 3.9 GHz for gaming?
Yea thought so, the 4870X2 will give him more then double the performance of what he has now, that said the CPU could start holding back the 4870X2.
Yea it might a bit, not alot, it still should run it fine, but a nice clocked quad would be better.
More important is the PSU, the 4870X2 is one hungry monster so make sure the PSU is up to the task
I think that he has a 750W PS
Then he should be fine.
AMPs is more important then Watts, so as long as it has over 40AMPs then he is sweet to go
I'm actually not sure what PS he has. It's an Antec, and without taking it out, here is what I can see:
160W 540W 631.5W
Anyone know what PS this is and if will handle this card?
If I'm reading the label right it's right, it's 25A.
That can't be right. Maybe you have 25amps on one 12v rail. That's probably 50 amps. But it would be better if you could have a look and see how many 12V+ you see. If he has two at 25amps he should be fine. 3 at 25amps, wow thats excellent.
What he said^ lol
Im trying to find his model now, no luck so far =/
I think it's this one:
It should be fine, earthwatts is an excellent brand psu.
Going by that it has 2 12v rails at 18 AMP's each, that should be enough i think? but that 25Amp rail is a bit of a spin out lol. ether way it should just cover it.
Actually, it's slightly different there's 3 rails at 22A, 22A, and 25A.
It's this one, I think:
If so AMPs is great, but Watts is not so great....
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