New video card!

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Sep 21, 2009

New video card! by playallday at 3:53 AM (2,135 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

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    5870 and 5850 comes out this wed.
    however they are like 3-4x your price range

    it should force down more older gfx card prices a little
    probably best bet to add another 4830 (x8 interface wont really be a problem, since no games really tax the 16x interface)
     
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    I don't think so.
     
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    Look for a 4770.
     
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    Not even close. The 4830 is on the bottom tier of the 4xxx series. The 4770 stands between the 4850 and the 4870.
     
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    no it doesnt

    the 4770 is in between the 4830 and 4850

    anyway, its a waste of money considering his current card

    and 2x 4830's are about equal to a 4890, they were outperforming a single 4870 pretty well anyway on various review sites...
     
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    Not sure where you're looking, but it surely isn't. On Newegg, it has 4770 going for around 100. The 4870 is ranging around the 150 mark.

    What's odd is that the 4850 and the 4870 are being marked around the same. The lower priced 4850 are on par with the 4770 pricing (around 100), but the high end pricing matches the 4870 prices. I think the pricing might be reflective of what they are expecting to happen either this week or next week when Windows 7 ships with DX11 and the new 5xxx series are put out into the wild.

    The other things you need to considered is size, power draw, and heat. The 4770 is nice because it's on the small 40 nm die which cuts size, power draw, and heat.
     
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    What processor type are you running? Phenom II ?

    It really depends what your going to be running too...
     
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    it will be wasted money then because the card and memory will downclock its self to match the other card if you do crossfire

    i.e.
    you current 4830
    if you try to crossfire it with a 4670 for example
    the 4830 will downlclock its self to match the 4670

    strongest card always downclocks its self to the weaker one



    also DX11 can only be used by DX11 capable cards
    ex. the 5800 series that are coming out tomorrow
     
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    I dont think it works that way...
     
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    yea but once you add that 4830 to it
    it will mostly likely disable the second GPU and downclock the the other 4850 to 4830 specs

    if you get a 4850x2, you should just use it by is self or with another 4850x2 which would give you quad xfire
     

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