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Old 04-10-08, 05:36 PM
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Which 4870?

I was looking, and there's a ton of 4870 1 GB's, and I was wondering, what makes them better than the rest. They all look exactly the same, but the graphics and the brand, so I don't know. They're all from good brands; so does one run cooler, or quieter, or have any thing better than the others. Here they are. Are they all the same, or one's better than the others? Thanks!

Sapphire

Diamond

HIS

Asus

PowerColor

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Old 04-10-08, 05:51 PM
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I'd take the Asus one, simply because of the three year warranty

Although I do like to stay with the origional manufacturers.
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Old 04-10-08, 05:53 PM
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As long as you stay clear of Sapphire it should be good, though I can't vouch for any of the others, except Asus. I've ordered an Asus HD4870x2, and I'm expecting good things. Had a Sapphire X800-card back in the days, and it was utter crap from the day I got it. Bad drivers, bad cooling, bad performance, bad everything.
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Old 04-10-08, 05:55 PM
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They've sorted it out now, Sapphire is actually a very good brand now buddy. Their drivers are very good from what I've heard from friends, and they don't over heat as long as you turn the fan speed up to around 40% which is still very quiet.

Though, I am very tempted by Asus for their three years of warranty, that seals the deal for me!
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Old 04-10-08, 06:02 PM
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i got a powercolour purely because it was the only one in stock comes down to warranty abd bundles i guess, some have better than others
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Old 04-10-08, 06:25 PM
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i went visiontek for my 2 4850s but i would say asus from your list.. plus dont they have an aftermarket cooler on it?

i would stay away from sapphire ive heard horror stories with their customer service dept.
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Old 05-10-08, 02:19 AM
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So pretty much go with Diamond or HIS cause they're the original's, or ASUS for the warranty? And I think I'll just go with Diamond cause I hear they have the best and latest drivers.
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