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2 4770's crossfire VS HD 4870

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June 12, 2009 4:48:54 PM

Hi, Im building a new system purly for hard gaming::

AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Socket
Biostar TA790GX
OCZ Blade PC8500 1066mhz 4GB(2x2048) DDR2
PC P&C 610W

::and Im not sure what GPU to use, Ill be playing games like GTA 4 and Empire Total War, here are my GPU option

1.Get 2x HD 4770's
2.Get a HD 4870 (maybe crossfire this later when I have the money)

Im also open to new options AND nVidia Geforce options

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June 12, 2009 4:52:49 PM

err you made two threads.... lol

if your going to upgrade to HD4870 wouldn't it make senses just to get the HD4870 anyway? than add another later

and for GTA4 you may want a nvida card but I managed with a single HD4870 with meduim that was maxed btw it played nice. means you can have corrsfire if you want the equivnent to say two HD4870 in nvida form you would be looking ath the GTX285 or GTX295....annoyingly GTX275 is about the same as the HD4890 so about %10 faster
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June 12, 2009 4:56:46 PM

if you live in North America, the choice is easy, the 4870....the 4770 are sold out everywhere
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June 12, 2009 5:04:10 PM

Amg said:
err you made two threads.... lol

if your going to upgrade to HD4870 wouldn't it make senses just to get the HD4870 anyway? than add another later

and for GTA4 you may want a nvida card but I managed with a single HD4870 with meduim that was maxed btw it played nice. means you can have corrsfire if you want the equivnent to say two HD4870 in nvida form you would be looking ath the GTX285 or GTX295....annoyingly GTX275 is about the same as the HD4890 so about %10 faster


Since i dont got much money at the moment ill get the HD 4870 512mb and crossfire later
and what did u mean when you said "with meduim that was maxed "?
June 12, 2009 9:20:53 PM

it wouldn't let me go higher


as I only have 512 and ther res I play it took most of it up apprenatly ...what a buggy game

thats why I said 1Gb cos I don't know what res you play at.
June 12, 2009 11:04:48 PM

Don't post a Thread 2wice A#$ H*&^
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June 12, 2009 11:16:01 PM

JD45093 said:
Don't post a Thread 2wice A#$ H*&^


Don't make your first post one like this either.
June 13, 2009 4:57:36 AM

the biggest issue with the 4770 is that you can't find one anywhere.

given the choice between an available card and an unavailable one, the choice becomes clear.

to throw another possibility out there, you can now purchase 4850's for less than $100 (after mir). you could xfire a couple of those for under what it would cost to xfire the sold-out 4770s and have slightly better performance.
June 13, 2009 4:59:23 AM

so do 4850XF beat XF4770, which in turn beats 4870?
June 13, 2009 12:27:05 PM

this is what I seen, rember drivers play a major role here

2 HD4770 => a single HD4850 ...2HD4850 =>A HD4870 <HD4890 <HD4870X2 or xfire HD4870. than finally xf HD4890 >=GTX295 and HD4870X2 its something like that

and he mentioned he might upgrade teh xfire HD4770 at a later stage, whch will cost him more money logicaly, as he has to buy 3 cards rather than just one.
think about it
June 13, 2009 1:56:16 PM

Thanks for all advice

Ill get the 1GB 4870 and crossfire later
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June 13, 2009 2:30:09 PM

jennyh said:
Don't make your first post one like this either.

It may not be his fault that he's alphabetically challenged, he could have been dropped on his head when he was a baby, you never know.
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