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Better buy? 9800 vs 4870

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August 29, 2010 1:50:22 AM

I know theres a bunch of articles on best bang for buck vid card but with some specials popping up im not to sure which is the better buy...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...|14-121-376^14-121-376-TS,14-127-441^14-127-441-TS

MSI GeForce 9800 GT N9800GT-MD1G Video Card - $85
ASUS Radeon HD 4870 EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Video Card - $106


So is the 4870 really worth the extra $21?

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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 1:55:21 AM

9800 = HD 4830 and generally
GTX 260 = HD 4870
so definitely @@
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August 29, 2010 2:00:10 AM

so definitely... which one lol?
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August 29, 2010 2:00:29 AM

oh worth the extra 21 alright.
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August 29, 2010 2:23:20 AM

batuchka what about:
500gb WDD cav blue for 40$ compared to
WDD 1tb cav black for 90$
^.^
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 2:34:13 AM

Depends on if u need the storage but if i was eyeing a 1TB drive i'd hit the Samsung F3 1TB ^^
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August 29, 2010 2:40:12 AM

really? I figured the 6gb/s for only $10 more would be the better buy?
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August 29, 2010 2:42:40 AM

unfortunately newegg.com doesn't ship to Canada so the spinpoint would cost 80$ :p  IF ONLY i could buy from newegg.com.....
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August 29, 2010 2:59:24 AM

so would you all agree spinpoint > wd black and 4870> 9800?
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 3:02:58 AM

Aye in this camp :p 
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August 29, 2010 3:07:12 AM

ya spent but we dont really got any other option :/ 
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August 29, 2010 5:03:50 AM

you mean my specs?
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 5:34:21 AM

Meanin your chip/PSU, etc as a dated dual core or single core could hold back a HD 4870
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August 29, 2010 5:37:08 AM

well its for a new build im planning on using:
Amd athlon ii x2 555
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX

Possible unlock the cores? herd pretty good chances.. i can give u links/ other info if needed

* thought u said cpu, PSU =
OCZ FATAL1TY 550W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 80PLUS Black
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 5:40:27 AM

In that case the HD 4870 if u could nab it at that price would be awesome ^^ However i would go Rana X3 rather than bank on a stable + unlock Callisto X2
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August 29, 2010 5:42:33 AM

i originally had the 445 incorporated into the build but i got advised to go with the 555 :S
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August 29, 2010 5:53:49 AM

which preforms better if we dont take into consideration unlocking extra cores?
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 5:58:12 AM

Over a spread of current and games of tommorrow i would say, out of the box the X3 Rana i.e i concur with our forums gaming chip analysis for the $$ hehe
Best Gaming CPU: Under $90
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor...
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We can no longer ignore the advantage three processor cores offer in a gaming environment, so even though the lowest-priced triple-core Athlon II we can find is $70, that's our new bottom-end recommendation.

Rana 445 is now $79.99 Egg and as low as $75 elsewhere so it has actually dipped to the sub $80 cat hehe
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August 29, 2010 6:03:56 AM

interesting... i guess ill throw that back into the mix then
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August 29, 2010 9:32:29 PM

hey batuchka what would u recommend between:

5670 and 4870 - i know that the 4870 is better but would the dirdct x 11 the 5670 has be better in the long run? Cause i have no intention of upgrading...
What about between the 4870 and 5750?
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a b U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 10:45:26 PM

yeah just get the 4870 its leaps and bounds better
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 2:21:06 AM

Yep raw frames wise non of those cards can beat the HD 4870
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August 30, 2010 6:56:22 PM

Best answer selected by Raffi_14.
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