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Which 4870 ?

Snapjow

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#1
Hi everyone,
I want to buy a 4870 in the next days but there is one question left.
Which 4870 should i buy ?

-MSI 4870 OC
-Sapphire 4870 Toxic
-HIS 4870

or even another one ?

Pls write also why to buy/not to buy one of these cards.

Thank you guys
 
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#2
Sapphire 4870 but not the toxic version because Sapphire gpu cooling is far better then MSI and HIS.... well at least a little better.
 

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Sapphire 4870 but not the toxic version because Sapphire gpu cooling is far better then MSI and HIS.... well at least a little better.
I think he means go for the Toxic version. Really I would too, it's shown to be a great cooler/design.
 
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I would say go for the sapphire toxic. You can probably get a better overclock on it and it will cool better
 

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Ive heard the Sapphire Toxic would be very loud. Is the card louder than hm like a 3870X2? Beacuse a friend has one and I think if it would be as loud as a 3870X2 it still would be alright.
 
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+1, I think your best option (if you can afford it) is the cheapest 1GB version and an acrtic cooling accelero S1.
 

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I have the MSI one, and it runs warm. At 40% fan speed it idles at 51C. I would go with the Sapphire toxic, since they have the non-reference cooler and are very good. Also, Sapphire has good customer service.
 

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What about the Gainward HD4870 1g? I dont really need 1g but you can control the fans then and you have to pay only like 10 euros more.
Are there any known problems this card could make ?
 

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the 1gb gainward 4870 golden sample looks pretty good from the reviews
 

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Guys what do you think of a PowerColor 1gbit + Scythe Musashi?
The price would be alright, the temperature and the loudness too and I still could overclock a bit.
 

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Do you need 1 GB? Probably not.

And what's the point of the Musashi? The Powercolor fan is more than capable. Try the OC first and replace the cooler only if you must.
 
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i have a Visiontek Radeon HD 4870 512MB and a 4850 512MB (oc'd) fans running at 40% , and i love them , but would traid for a 4870 1 gig any day
 
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I have the ASUS HD4870 512mb...runs great also...but would trade up to 1GB version in a heartbeat if I could.....:ohwell:
 
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Sapphire 4870 Toxic but if you want go to 4870 with 1G
 
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