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
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