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Old June 24, 2008, 10:45 PM
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The layout SKY. Is it exactly the same?
Will an EK 3870 full coverage block fit the 4870?
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Old June 24, 2008, 10:51 PM
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simply amazing card, espcially crossfire compability with the superb Intel and AMD chipsets.
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Crossfire HD 4850 ($400)vs. HD 4870 ($300).
Now which would be the better buy? Obviously 4850 would have better performance but which would be the better deal?
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Old June 24, 2008, 10:56 PM
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Obviously 4850 would have better performance but which would be the better deal?
I think you mean the 4870?
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Old June 24, 2008, 10:59 PM
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A fully cover HD3870 block WILL NOT fit due to the placement of the large inductors.

Now I'm punking out on you guys. Sorry but I need a month's worth of sleep and I have to get up for work at 6:00am.
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Old June 24, 2008, 11:01 PM
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Yup just noticed that after some comparing of pics.
Well looks like the new core only D-Tek waterblock for me :)
2 of them for 2 x 4870s

Great review btw!

What a way to spend your off day in Montreal eh Sky?
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Excellent review Sky! I am very happy with AMD/ATI right now, they definitely got their Shiz together on this series!!! (WHY DID I BUY A 9800GX2)
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Are those Temps right with the HR-03 GT, Hot DAMN... or should I say Cold Damn... That is crazy VERY interested to see what kind of OC people can get with aftermarket cooling. Great review man keep up the great work... but get some sleep... I can only guess what the last few weeks have been like... lol
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Beautiful new graphs, SKY! Great review as usual
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Old June 24, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Awesome review. I can't wait for these to hit shelves. And if the price of 299 also applies to Canadian retailers, it is an awesome buy. If the price gets any better, I'll pick one up. Or if my 8800GTX can't hold its own at 1680x1050 + high settings in newer games.
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Crossfire HD 4850 ($400)vs. HD 4870 ($300).
Now which would be the better buy? Obviously 4850 would have better performance but which would be the better deal?

Well you've got to take into account the fact that a CF performance increase is virtually non existant in some applications. I'm having the same sort of trouble in my decision making as well. At the level of performance either of these choices would bring, one 4850 is simply not enough. Two 4870s would be nice...but we don't all want to spend that kind of money. Damn this is a tough time to make decisions! I am thinking one 4870 now, and another one a little while down the road.
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