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Old September 2, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Definitely not worth that much money, at least currently.
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Old September 2, 2008, 02:29 PM
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Waste of money.

The 4870 512mb uses its DDR5 memory more efficiently than Nvidia DDR3 cards so its not worth comparing the two in terms of absolute memory.

If you game on 30inch LCDs you might as well just get the 4870X2 for future titles. For 1900 and below the 4870 512mb will be fine even with the upcomming releases. Plus they use AA more efficiently than nvidia cards which helps.
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Old September 4, 2008, 05:07 PM
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At that price (400$), get the GTX 280 1Gb. It's guaranteed to perform better.
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Old September 4, 2008, 05:52 PM
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The 4870 512mb uses its DDR3 memory more efficiently than Nvidia DDR3 cards so its not worth comparing the two in terms of absolute memory.
I believe you mean GDDR5 and GDDR3.
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Old September 5, 2008, 11:24 AM
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I believe you mean GDDR5 and GDDR3.
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Old September 7, 2008, 11:20 PM
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Woohoo! A new hope: Diamond Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card - DirectCanada
Just noticed it today. Not yet available but at least the price is 'more like it' compared to the previous ones!
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