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How is Radeon 4870 Dk 750MHZ 1GB for $250? good deal? Plz reply fast!

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April 2, 2009 1:38:35 AM

Im in canada.. and currently there is a sale goin on.

this a good deal.?

Radeon 4870 Dk 750MHZ 1GB.. might go out of stock soon...

for $250..

i know theres gonna be new card released.. but regardless.. should i wait>?

OR

HIS Radeon HD 4870 Turbo 780MHZ 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

for $199.99

April 2, 2009 1:46:00 AM

WAIT.. the new card is cheaper than that and way faster.... it's coming out tomorrow
April 2, 2009 1:48:44 AM

Nica Guy said:
WAIT.. the new card is cheaper than that and way faster.... it's coming out tomorrow


but the new card will be 250 USD... and im in canada..
a c 171 U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 2:08:21 AM

What games do you play and at what resolution? If you game at 16x10 (most 22" LCD monitors) then the 512MB card will be fine. I'm not sure/convinced about what will happen to the current prices once the 4890 gets released. Most people say that the 4890 will replace the 1GB 4870. I don't think the 4870 will go away, it will just be a new SKU. 4890 > 4870 > 4850. If I'm right, the 4870 won't really get much cheaper, there will simply be the new even faster card at the $260 price point.

Are the prices you mentioned USD or CAD? If those are CAD, you should buy them, aren't the 512MB cards normally $230+?
April 2, 2009 2:21:01 AM

4745454b said:
What games do you play and at what resolution? If you game at 16x10 (most 22" LCD monitors) then the 512MB card will be fine. I'm not sure/convinced about what will happen to the current prices once the 4890 gets released. Most people say that the 4890 will replace the 1GB 4870. I don't think the 4870 will go away, it will just be a new SKU. 4890 > 4870 > 4850. If I'm right, the 4870 won't really get much cheaper, there will simply be the new even faster card at the $260 price point.

Are the prices you mentioned USD or CAD? If those are CAD, you should buy them, aren't the 512MB cards normally $230+?


its ncix. so its @ CAD..


if 4890 1GB offers a faster speed then 4870 1GB for a less or equal price.

then i guess i should get the 4890 then?

but card are usually more expensive in CAD... so im kinda torn..

and o yea. im gonna play on a 24 inch 1080p..

resolution? im not sure.. i dont DEMAND extreme like 60fps + at MAX resolution.

i want the game to look how it suppose to look. thats all. at a reasonable fps(no lag)


here are the link


HIS Radeon HD 4870 Turbo 780MHZ 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - $199

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33392&promoi...


ASUS Radeon 4870 Dk 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI HDCP HDTV Out Video Card -$250
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35588&promoi...
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 5:47:24 AM


resolution? im not sure.. i dont DEMAND extreme like 60fps + at MAX resolution. said:
resolution? im not sure.. i dont DEMAND extreme like 60fps + at MAX resolution.


i think you are.

and o yea. im gonna play on a 24 inch 1080p.. said:
and o yea. im gonna play on a 24 inch 1080p..


1080p = 1920x1080..

so definitely go with a 1gb 4870/4890. you dont wanna go below your panel's native resolution while gaming. it doesnt only look ugly, its vomit inducing.
April 2, 2009 1:10:41 PM

wh3resmycar said:
i think you are.



1080p = 1920x1080..

so definitely go with a 1gb 4870/4890. you dont wanna go below your panel's native resolution while gaming. it doesnt only look ugly, its vomit inducing.



seems that the 4890 is still slightly below the 280 and 285 in performace wise..

its currently sittin around 280 CND... hopefully it be lower in the next sale..
April 2, 2009 1:22:38 PM

could you not drive across the border and buy one
April 2, 2009 6:23:22 PM

They just hiked up the prices on the 4870 1gb yesterday so they can boost their 4890 sales.. Just wait for a month or two. Never buy a new card once it comes out... 4890 price will go down in a month and so will the price of 4870 1gb. I would wait, well unless cash is of no importance to you.
April 2, 2009 8:01:25 PM

Euphoria_MK said:
They just hiked up the prices on the 4870 1gb yesterday so they can boost their 4890 sales.. Just wait for a month or two. Never buy a new card once it comes out... 4890 price will go down in a month and so will the price of 4870 1gb. I would wait, well unless cash is of no importance to you.


yea... looks like that way.

i am burrowin my freinds gfx card rite now.. its 6800gs...

wut can i possibly run with this?

i got phenom 2 x4 940
4g ram
a b U Graphics card
April 2, 2009 8:16:49 PM

All of the reviews are finding that the 4890 is only 10% faster than the 4870, and they conclude that the 10% difference is meaningless and not worth $50 more.
April 2, 2009 10:06:48 PM

DXRick said:
All of the reviews are finding that the 4890 is only 10% faster than the 4870, and they conclude that the 10% difference is meaningless and not worth $50 more.


Correct, 4890 will give you 3 to 5 fps more in games unless you OC the card to 1000Mhz Gpu then you can get from 8 to 10 fps more.

The advantage of this card is that it runs cooler, uses less power and it OCs very well. I guess is up to you to justify if you would like to spend $60 more to have this card.
April 3, 2009 3:49:58 AM

It doesn't use less power. Definitely doesn't use less power.

But is still an excellent card.
April 3, 2009 5:54:36 AM

Dekasav said:
It doesn't use less power. Definitely doesn't use less power.

But is still an excellent card.


I was talking about power usage of 4870 OCed to 850 or close to 850 and a stock 4890.
HD 4890 uses less power to achieve this clock that 4870 would use to even get close to it....
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