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Old June 25, 2008, 11:37 AM
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As for disponibility of the 4850, I have seen one on direct-canada, They most be out of stock as I wright this message. These cards will sell like crazy!.
Ncix has stock of the HD4850 as we speak and have already listed MANY HD4870 cards.

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Now lets see some mismatched CFX reviews: 4850-4870....4850-3850.....4850-3870....4870-3850....4870-3870.... Let's not forget to put a 3870X2 in there too.
This will come out once the WHQL drivers are released.

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Old June 25, 2008, 11:54 AM
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lol

what about a lower end cpu with a 4870? i mean does this video card will be bottleneck by a 2.6-2.8Ghz AMD dual core system?

alots off ppl ou there have that kind of system and i might be interest in a new 4870 but i dont wanna change my computer
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Old June 25, 2008, 12:00 PM
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I wanted to eliminate as much CPU bottleneck as possible so cards can really start to show their true potential in our tests. I understand that not many people have a $1700 QX9770 but I would catch ALOT of flak if there was a bottleneck.

As for your question; it all comes down to the resolutions and IQ presets. Higher res and IQ = less CPU bottleneck.
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Ncix has stock of the HD4850 as we speak and have already listed MANY HD4870 cards.
Hey Sky, I don't see any 4870 cards listed yet, or I'm blind. Sorry called in sick at work today, so I might really be blind.

**edit** I see them.. Sorry

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Oh well, Kudos to you m8, excellent job, that is why I think your the best reviewer I have seen in ages.
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Old June 25, 2008, 12:40 PM
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Nice review ... good job !!! Impatient to see what level of overclocking could be done on this card.
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Old June 25, 2008, 12:43 PM
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From the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you for including a section on checking whether current aftermarket coolers will fit on top of this beast. Even without this section, t'was an excellent review!

One important question though. With the ThermalRight mounted on it, can you still fit two of those cards side by side for crossfire?
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Old June 25, 2008, 12:46 PM
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Well I think I know what my next card will be! I love the reviews on this site because I know that they are done by "regular canadian dudes" I am impressed with the way this community of enthusiasts is progressing. Keep up the good work folks!
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One important question though. With the ThermalRight mounted on it, can you still fit two of those cards side by side for crossfire?
You mean both cards using the Thermalright cooler? Yes and no depending on your mobo's PCI-E configuration.

However, I suggest y'all check out this sexy beast which will soon be released by Thermalright:

Ultimate CPU Cooling Solutions! USA

C'mon ladies, say it with me: Droooolll!!
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You mean both cards using the Thermalright cooler? Yes and no depending on your mobo's PCI-E configuration.

However, I suggest y'all check out this sexy beast which will soon be released by Thermalright:

Ultimate CPU Cooling Solutions! USA

C'mon ladies, say it with me: Droooolll!!
Seen it before, have you seen any reviews of it.. I'm not a lady so I can't Droooolll!!. But I can do some
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Old June 25, 2008, 01:19 PM
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wow, nice, this looks sexy

you got to hand it to thermalright, they know what they do AND they do blingny things. Wonder what the cost will be, they are facing a really cheap accelero.

But I gotta say, you should try watercooling :)

On this subject, Sky, did you get news from coolit about their solution for newer generation cards ? I am not asking you when you will do the review, but more if they delivered the unit as they said in another post.
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