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BFG 9800GTX+ 512 or XFX 4870 512???

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September 2, 2009 9:04:29 PM

I have BFG 9800GTX OC 512, Intel e8500 and ocz 4gb 1066, and i also have the posibility to change the 9800 for the 4870, what do i do?....sorry my bad english
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 9:23:32 PM

change it, is the election of tom's hardware for a budget to 130 or less.....and sorry say to you, but the 9800gtx isn't in the list options for a buy.
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 9:39:11 PM

As far as I know the cheapest 4870 is around 145.00$

Reagardless of what Tom's budget article says the 9800GTX+ is a superb card....

The answer is yes, get the 4870 and make sure you uninstall any unwanted nvidia drivers before you install the 4870.....
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a c 106 U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 10:01:30 PM

Heck yeah trade it for the 4870. Do it now!
a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 10:20:33 PM

The 9800GTX is a good card, but its equivalent to a 4850. The 4870 is a more powerful GPU.

At this point I would trade my 9800 GTX+ for a good brand 4870 without hesitation, though probably not for an unknown brand.
September 3, 2009 3:22:03 AM

dndhatcher said:
The 9800GTX is a good card, but its equivalent to a 4850. The 4870 is a more powerful GPU.

At this point I would trade my 9800 GTX+ for a good brand 4870 without hesitation, though probably not for an unknown brand.


The 4850 and the 4870 use the same GPU if I remember correctly.
September 3, 2009 8:51:10 AM

DDR5 memory is in HD4870
September 3, 2009 9:57:07 AM

4870 costs more than 9800gtx but the price is very much reasonable considering that it perform similar to a gtx275. and gtx275 is far better than a 9800gtx. 4870 has very good performance in 1920 resolution and even can manage good quality gaming at 2560 resolution in many games. but the thing you need to see is that 4870 requires 2-six pin pcie connector from the psu. so check it out if you have 2-six pin pcie its better to have one. if not then u can use a molex(convertor) to run the card(4870 card comes with that convertor in the package). i personaly recommand going for SAPPHIER TOXIC model of 4870 because they install a very good cooler in that card. The stock cooler is a crap. :) 

i dont know if all the company like gigabyte, asus comes with the molex or convertor in the package. i hope someone can confirm.
a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 10:34:22 AM

redwine01 said:
but the thing you need to see is that 4870 requires 2-six pin pcie connector from the psu..

9800 GTX+ also requires 2 6pin pcie power cables.
September 3, 2009 12:52:48 PM

yeah i know that.. just telling him to check out before installing his cards 9800gtx or 4870
a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 2:55:21 PM

I would rather have an XFX than a Sapphire regardless of the cooling.... If the sapphire dies after the warranty expires you end-up having to shell out extra cash for a new GPU.... I really don't understand how a great company like Sapphire doesnt take care of thier customers like other companies that offer lifetime warranties.... On top of that their cards are more expensive than other companies that do offer better warranties, does not make sense at all.......
September 3, 2009 4:38:09 PM

in my country sapphire and xfx costs same and none of them give lifetime warranty :-( .... i agree with ovrclkr ... go with the lifetime warranty one and overclock it by urself...
a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 5:22:53 PM

OvrClkr said:
I would rather have an XFX than a Sapphire regardless of the cooling.... If the sapphire dies after the warranty expires you end-up having to shell out extra cash for a new GPU.... I really don't understand how a great company like Sapphire doesnt take care of thier customers like other companies that offer lifetime warranties.... On top of that their cards are more expensive than other companies that do offer better warranties, does not make sense at all.......

+1000. I always buy XFX or EVGA when possible for GPUs. Their customer service is great and card quality is good too.
a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 5:36:34 PM

Shadow703793 said:
+1000. I always buy XFX or EVGA when possible for GPUs. Their customer service is great and card quality is good too.


True that [:jaydeejohn:5]

I have used XFX, EVGA and BFG in all my builds and to this date as far as the GPU goes, I have had 0 issues with RMA's, CS, etc....

The only issue I have encountered in the past is the XFX 4870x2 overheating... but of course XFX sent me a UPS label and a box to my address and I recieved a new GPU in less than 10 working days.... You can't beat that.... Period..... :non: 

BTW that 4870x2 is still running strong dispite the overclocking and stress (24/7) it has been through [:jaydeejohn:5]
September 3, 2009 5:36:59 PM

thank! think I´ll try with the 4870!
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