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Old 19-08-08, 12:46 PM
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OC3D Review: ASUS HD 4870X2 (EAH4870X2) 2GB PCI-E

"Today we take a look at AMD's latest and greatest GPU and place it head-to-head with an NVIDIA GTX280."



ASUS HD 4870 X2 (EAH4870X2) 2GB PCI-E

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Old 19-08-08, 01:04 PM
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Great review!

Monster card!

I want, but dont need
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Old 19-08-08, 01:12 PM
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Great review Jim, and good to see that AMD are continuing with the good price performance ratio.
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nVidia u can kiss my @$$
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Tis an awesoome card, wonder what difference the extra cross bridge will make when enabled in the drivers.

They ahve to have a good reason for holding back 10gbps worth of bandwith direct between the two gpus
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Would have been nice to include the gx2 too, that way my decision making would have been easier lol.

Sweet review mate, glad you updated the testbed and went with the QX, whoever suggested that is clearly awesome

I get paid in 11 days; I'm toying with one of these, a velociraptor and an e8600 and a 50" samsung series 6
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Great stuff, I am feeling a little less smug about my purchase.

I wonder how Sli Gtx280s would do in comparison, despite costing the earth, do they dominate?

We shall see :P
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Would have been nice to include the gx2 too, that way my decision making would have been easier lol.
Yeah I would have liked to include it. Unfortunately a certain company are making it REALLY hard to get hold of samples of their cards at the moment. Especially certain high performing ones.

In all honesty tho, the GTX280 and GX2 were pretty much on even ground in most benchmarks. The 4870X2 however, suitably blows the GTX280 away. So i think its fairly safe to say the GX2 wouldn't stand much of a chance either.

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Sweet review mate, glad you updated the testbed and went with the QX, whoever suggested that is clearly awesome
Taa. Was hoping the QX @ 3.8 would make u happy. Turns out we've got quite a ter here as it needed 1.45v to get there

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I get paid in 11 days; I'm toying with one of these, a velociraptor and an e8600 and a 50" samsung series 6
Wasnt you going to buy a console or something?
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Great stuff, I am feeling a little less smug about my purchase.

I wonder how Sli Gtx280s would do in comparison, despite costing the earth, do they dominate?

We shall see :P
Sli'd 280s don't dominate the X2... From what I've seen it's a bit of a mixed bag depending on the game.

I reckon it's only a matter of days before I give up on waiting for prices to drop and just spanking the Gigabyte card.
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-Yeah I would have liked to include it. Unfortunately a certain company are making it REALLY hard to get hold of samples of their cards at the moment. Especially certain high performing ones.

In all honesty tho, the GTX280 and GX2 were pretty much on even ground in most benchmarks. The 4870X2 however, suitably blows the GTX280 away. So i think its fairly safe to say the GX2 wouldn't stand much of a chance either.

-Taa. Was hoping the QX @ 3.8 would make u happy. Turns out we've got quite a ter here as it needed 1.45v to get there

-Wasnt you going to buy a console or something?
-Good point re the gx2, clearly the x2 is a winner. I keep reading references by rjjwilson(?) about the 280 killing dx11 and the x2 bumming out???

-3.8ghz is quite low for the qx; sucks you have a dog but the higher mhz and better archtecture remove the cpu bottleneck

-Weren't you going to build an orange pc with turbo fans, or was it a phase cooled black ice or was it some other oc3d turbo pc with gx2 sli'd? lol.

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