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August 6, 2009 6:06:16 PM

I am looking at getting a Visiontek 4870 1GB for $149.99 from BB. How good will this be for games and blu-ray on a 46" 1080P HDTV?

Just so you know.... building a new comp to use my HDTV, and can't reuse my old venerable 7950 GT. It was a great card.

And I want to stay ATI...... my entire build is AMD.

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August 6, 2009 6:07:34 PM

It will work just fine.
August 6, 2009 6:12:22 PM

What are you intending to do? Game? TV (record/watch)? Movies?

If you're just doing DVDs, TV, and Blu Ray a 4870 is WAY overkill. If you're gaming then it is appropriate.
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August 6, 2009 7:10:16 PM

KyleSTL said:
What are you intending to do? Game? TV (record/watch)? Movies?

If you're just doing DVDs, TV, and Blu Ray a 4870 is WAY overkill. If you're gaming then it is appropriate.


did you not read his post

billdo02 said:
I am looking at getting a Visiontek 4870 1GB for $149.99 from BB. How good will this be for games and blu-ray on a 46" 1080P HDTV?

Just so you know.... building a new comp to use my HDTV, and can't reuse my old venerable 7950 GT. It was a great card.

And I want to stay ATI...... my entire build is AMD.


he said games
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August 6, 2009 7:11:23 PM

and yes, it should be fine for games since resolution not size matters, you have 1920x1080 which i also have on my 23.6" monitor
August 6, 2009 7:12:52 PM

why from best buy? stay away from there for computer hardware... go newegg!
August 7, 2009 2:50:14 PM

newegg doesn't have the 1GB visiontek 4870. only the 512 MB for $10-15 less. So I am looking at best buy.
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