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ATI Radeon HD 4770 In CrossFire: Unbeatable At $220

Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage

Talk about a precedent being set. Not only is a pair of Radeon HD 4770s faster than the Radeon HD 4870 1 GB and GeForce GTX 260 Core 216—our two yardsticks—but it also smokes the doors off of ATI’s Radeon HD 4890. No wonder ATI raised the price on its 4770 at the last minute. At $200 per pair, there would have been no reason to buy a $250 4890, if 3DMark Vantage is any indication of real-world performance.

Then again, synthetics have a habit of telling a worst-case tale. Let’s move on to some of the more graphics-intensive gaming tests.

Chris Angelini
Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.
  • curryj02
    BRING BACK THE DROP DOWN MENU FOR NAVIGATION!! ARGHHHH!!
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  • cangelini
    Working on getting the drop-down or ToC on every page. Sometimes things are changed without advanced notice. Trying to get a solution for you guys!
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  • crisisavatar
    curryj02BRING BACK THE DROP DOWN MENU FOR NAVIGATION!! ARGHHHH!!Seriously, is a hassle to browse without it.
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  • Spathi
    This RSS feed has the Intel logo??? Larrabee on the mind? ahaha
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  • Summer Leigh Castle
    Great article. Just for kicks, how do the xfires of the 4830 and 4850 compare to the xfire 4770?

    How about a dual column menu table? My mobile browser doesn't like to work with drop-down menus. I know, just nick picking like everyone else. :D
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  • mrubermonkey
    I have already mentioned the drop down issue, but I am mentioning it again for emphasis. Consider Bert Lance's saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." By the way, nice article.
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  • Ciuy
    what drop down menu`s ? :p didnt notice anything lol

    i like old school navigation :D
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  • xbsoft
    The other day I was trying to prove to my brother that 2 ATI 4770's would outperform anything in its price range and my brother didn't agree with that... lol I can't wait to show him the article.

    Unfortunately, he already bought a 4850 card which he should be okay for now, I guess.

    Anyways, great article. I really enjoyed it. :)
    Thanks!
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  • ta152h
    Just put in the URL to jump to the page you want, for now.

    For example - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-4770-crossfire,2288-3.html will get you to page three. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-4770-crossfire,2288-5.html will get you to page five, etc...
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  • quickwind
    Hmmm I wonder how three of these would scale together. Nice article as well, very interesting how this compares to the other cards
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