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Yeah, it was about time!
This is the best bang for buck right now, good to see the ATI cards fighting back. Though it is still too early to upgrade in my opinion.
if ati get cuda... i will get this card from sapphire(it have 2 (4 pin to 6 pin conector)(my power suply just have one 6 pin conector) but only if it get cuda, because i like to play games but i also do some video editing and transcoding videos to my zune and it take like 4hrs to covert a dvd to h.264 in my conroe
Your comment on the CoD4 results is incorrect. The HD 4870 beats the GTX 280 comfortably.It simply fails to be the double card GX2.
It depends on what u upgrade from...
Probably not worth upgrading from a 8800GT to a 4850 but the 4870 looks like it could be a possibility. Hopefully ATi will have OpenCL to compete against CUDA but I'm not bothered by the lack of support for it.
anybody know the minimum power supply rating? looking to install in Dual-Xeon Dell workstation with 700w PSU??
My X1950XTX is looking a bit long in the tooth now. Getting that itchy upgrade feeling.
Karakaan,I wouldn't look at it like that, it completely depends on what else you're running in your system. At peak the card will draw 150 - 200W, if you've got that much headroom in your current supply then you'll be fine. Otherwise you may need to upgrade. Easy way to check is with a plug-in power consumption meter. They're only about 㿀. What card are you upgrading from?
Hmmm, thanks ED. The Dell manual's state GPU's upto 150W(supported) so I may be pushing it if you say it draws upto 200W. Upgrading Dell PSU's I don't think is that easy as your probably aware most components are besopke (got to love Dell).
Ah, that could be a bit of a problem. Dells are an absolute pig to work with.
^^ wrt the Dell PSU prob - not sure about the Xeon's, some of the midi-tower cases still have the same footprint as a regular PSU, but just proprietary gaps for the kettle lead... in which case you can buy a normal PSU and get out the metal cutters and drill... I've got "creative" with a few Optiplex's over the years... :o)
and thanks for the great review!!As per DMN's comment, that X1950XTX-GDDR4 (me too!) is suddenly looking really long in the tooth :o)))
i have got to get me one of these...
This Radeon 4870 by HIS... It's not mentioned how much on board memory it has...512MB or 1GB?
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