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Radeon HD 4850 vs HD 4870 (both 512 MB)

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April 6, 2013 1:55:17 PM

Hey guys,

I just found some good deals on craigslist for both cards, but here's the breakdown:

Radeon HD 4850 512 MB includes a Zalman VF900 cooler fan worth around $30-40, and I can get both for $37.

Radeon HD 4870 512 MB GDDR5 doesn't include anything extra but it's a little better statistically than the 4850.. however, the seller is selling at $50.

Would a ~$10 difference be worth the money, plus it won't come with that sweet cooler fan? Please note: I only play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, so I just want something better than my crappy HD 5450, lol. I'm not a hardcore gamer though.

Also the HD 4870 consumes 40 more watts of power (150 W), and I have a 300W PSU.... really not optimal for either card but I hear that it can at least run the HD 6770 with no problems, and that card takes up the same power as the 4850 (110 W). Would I just go with the 4850 since it'd be safer to run, plus it's got a fan on it?

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April 6, 2013 2:18:10 PM

Yes after reading all your reasons I think its ok if you go 4850
Though a better card would be HD6770 but coming from 5450 the 4850 will look gorgeous :) 
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April 6, 2013 2:32:57 PM

imomun said:
Yes after reading all your reasons I think its ok if you go 4850
Though a better card would be HD6770 but coming from 5450 the 4850 will look gorgeous :) 


Awesome! I hate my 5450 so hopefully this will be good lol
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