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Old February 5, 2009, 07:53 PM
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I went back to my ES 2900XT. I actually loaded up the X1950's a few months ago and popped off some benches...becuase I wanted this upgrade to really feel like an upgrade...4870x2's from 3870x2's wasn't much of a difference at first..immature drivers, probably.

I had dual 4870x2's already, but when they first came out I bought...wasn't impressed...again, with dell 30-inch though. It's that stupid monitor that drives me insane...such a stupid buy...I could have been happy if I would have stuck to my 22inch lg...but I didn't.

The only reason I am considering ATI now is beucase of 9.1 drivers...I tihnk I have seen about 40% gains in GTA4 with 2900XT over 8.12...that's something special, IMHO...
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Old February 5, 2009, 08:06 PM
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Sapphire HD4870x2 Atomic Review - Overclockers Club

Fudzilla - Sapphire Atomic HD 4870 X2 is the fastest single slot card around

There are more reviews out there .

And XFX 4870X2 just around the corner

And about user names.

The GTX 285 does look pretty impressive. Ncix had them for $380 this week, It was all gone when i hit more info.

Am still waiting some news on the rv770 refresh

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Old February 5, 2009, 08:33 PM
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If that's the Asetek LCLC pump, it's apparently rated at 60l/h (doesn't even hold a candle to a little DB-1, let alone a DDC). That's around 0.25gpm, which is WAY into the range of 'horrible' for a liquid cooled system, and that's probably the zero-restriction flowrate (which will never actually happen). And it's supposed to cool a pair of (overclocked) GPU cores and a CPU? And a single rad gets to try and dump all this heat? With a 60cfm rated fan? Likely using warmer case air?

If there are some specs out there suggesting otherwise, I'd love to see them, but I can't find any myself. And the numbers I can find are predicting nothing good with a stock system, and less once the overclocking starts. Personally, I'd just as soon try pissing on the cores, but maybe that's just me.

edit: yeah, I know what you mean about the 30" driving you nuts. Same boat here. My GTX280 works just fine, but now I'd staring at the upcoming games, wondering if it'll hold up long enough for the next big single-card to come out... never even had to think about it with the 32"lcd.
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Old February 5, 2009, 09:38 PM
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edit: yeah, I know what you mean about the 30" driving you nuts. Same boat here. My GTX280 works just fine, but now I'd staring at the upcoming games, wondering if it'll hold up long enough for the next big single-card to come out... never even had to think about it with the 32"lcd.
Whats the difference between the two then?
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Whats the difference between the two then?
1920x1200(TV 32") vs 2560x1600(Dell 30")

Personally, I LOVE the Dell 30", but the power it takes to run games at that resolution can be annoying at times.
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2560x1600 or 1376x768/1920x1080...Cheilly types too fast.

I cn play GTA4 @ 1920x1080 with 2900XT...forget 2560x1600.
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1920x1200(TV 32") vs 2560x1600(Dell 30")
Heh, it doesn't sound like a big deal when you put it that way, but it works out to 2 megapixels versus 4 megapixels. On the bright side, AA isn't as necessary.
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