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different versions of the hd 4870

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August 20, 2008 7:41:12 PM

hi all i am going to purchase a hd 4870 but i am connfues with all he different version and if there is any real difference

512MB Gigabyte HD4870, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP
512MB HiS HD4870, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP
512MB Sapphire HD4870, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP
512MB Gainward HD4870, PCI-E 2.0(x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DLDVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP
512MB Asus HD4870, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 750MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP

i can guess that ther is no major difference but i dont want go get my purchase wrong

thanks in advance

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August 20, 2008 7:58:59 PM

Warranty is the big difference
August 20, 2008 8:00:18 PM

visiontek has the best i think
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August 20, 2008 8:10:51 PM

visiontek is lifetime if im not wrong.
August 20, 2008 8:49:21 PM

thanks thats mafe things clear
August 20, 2008 10:56:43 PM

If you clear the bios and rip off all of the stickers you would never be able to sort them back out. The cards that you listed are all reference cards meaning that they are all clocked to default ATI values and have identical parts...it is quite possible that some of them came from the same assembly line.

So to add to Fleakiller's comment, you have to look for who offers better perks. Can you get a free game out of it? A rebate? Can you get a longer warranty? Is there good customer service with that company? You get the picture.

Newegg has the Visiontek with a free copy of Grid AND a rebate...now that is a swell deal.
August 20, 2008 10:59:48 PM

Newegg has VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 512MB PCI-Express Video Card plus Free GRID Game for $270 - $15 (with code EMCAJBKAB) - $20 Rebate = $235 with free shipping. Thanks SP33DFR34K.


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August 21, 2008 8:56:00 AM

there are other differences as well ( not with the card) some company give you alot of cool things like a free game/software and other cool things too. the best example of this is sapphire as they give quite alot inc 3dmark06 advanced full edition :p  oh and on the better version they change the cooler as well...I haven't seen a HD4870 with a better cooler yet apart from the powercolour 1Gb version
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