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fakester01

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But they are the exact same cards, only different brands, how can they clock any differently? The HD4870 1GB that is. Only the HD4850s have been modified by 3rd party vendors like PowerColor adding 2GB of VRAM to the HD4850 (which by Guru3Ds review lowers performance).
 

Calculator83

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Originally posted by: fakester01
But they are the exact same cards, only different brands, how can they clock any differently? The HD4870 1GB that is. Only the HD4850s have been modified by 3rd party vendors like PowerColor adding 2GB of VRAM to the HD4850 (which by Guru3Ds review lowers performance).
You know how they have those 7800gt roundups, 8800gt roundups, 9800gtx roundups.

Thats the idea
 

OCGuy

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Originally posted by: BlazinTy
Thats a 4850 there on newegg I am still waiting for the 4870 1gig variants to start showing up on places like mwave and newegg. Also would like to see some reviews before I pull the trigger.

What resolution do you game at? Unless you have a huge monitor, there will be no difference between 512 and 1GB.
 

Calculator83

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Originally posted by: Ocguy31
Originally posted by: BlazinTy
Thats a 4850 there on newegg I am still waiting for the 4870 1gig variants to start showing up on places like mwave and newegg. Also would like to see some reviews before I pull the trigger.

What resolution do you game at? Unless you have a huge monitor, there will be no difference between 512 and 1GB.
already posted 3007wfp. I also need it to decode h264
 

chizow

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Originally posted by: Calculator83
Originally posted by: Ocguy31
Originally posted by: BlazinTy
Thats a 4850 there on newegg I am still waiting for the 4870 1gig variants to start showing up on places like mwave and newegg. Also would like to see some reviews before I pull the trigger.

What resolution do you game at? Unless you have a huge monitor, there will be no difference between 512 and 1GB.
already posted 3007wfp. I also need it to decode h264
H264 decode won't be a problem on any of the last few generations, but on a 3007 a 1GB version would be the way to go. Depending on the price of the 1GB version, you might even consider a 4870X2 instead as it really shines at 2560x1600.

Here's a review from Hardspell of the 1GB PowerColor 4870. Keep in mind however they are CPU bottlenecked using a 2.66GHz C2Q which isn't enough to show separation between the parts in most games, even at high resolutions with AA. The only bench I saw that stuck out was Crysis, where the 1GB was 2x the performance. I'm going to guess they changed the texture setting from High to Very High or something.
 

Calculator83

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Originally posted by: chizow
Originally posted by: Calculator83
Originally posted by: Ocguy31
Originally posted by: BlazinTy
Thats a 4850 there on newegg I am still waiting for the 4870 1gig variants to start showing up on places like mwave and newegg. Also would like to see some reviews before I pull the trigger.

What resolution do you game at? Unless you have a huge monitor, there will be no difference between 512 and 1GB.
already posted 3007wfp. I also need it to decode h264
H264 decode won't be a problem on any of the last few generations, but on a 3007 a 1GB version would be the way to go. Depending on the price of the 1GB version, you might even consider a 4870X2 instead as it really shines at 2560x1600.

Here's a review from Hardspell of the 1GB PowerColor 4870. Keep in mind however they are CPU bottlenecked using a 2.66GHz C2Q which isn't enough to show separation between the parts in most games, even at high resolutions with AA. The only bench I saw that stuck out was Crysis, where the 1GB was 2x the performance. I'm going to guess they changed the texture setting from High to Very High or something.
This is a review for an Oced edition of the card , are you sure it's a 1gb version?
 

SSChevy2001

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Originally posted by: Calculator83
Originally posted by: chizow
Originally posted by: Calculator83
Originally posted by: Ocguy31
Originally posted by: BlazinTy
Thats a 4850 there on newegg I am still waiting for the 4870 1gig variants to start showing up on places like mwave and newegg. Also would like to see some reviews before I pull the trigger.

What resolution do you game at? Unless you have a huge monitor, there will be no difference between 512 and 1GB.
already posted 3007wfp. I also need it to decode h264
H264 decode won't be a problem on any of the last few generations, but on a 3007 a 1GB version would be the way to go. Depending on the price of the 1GB version, you might even consider a 4870X2 instead as it really shines at 2560x1600.

Here's a review from Hardspell of the 1GB PowerColor 4870. Keep in mind however they are CPU bottlenecked using a 2.66GHz C2Q which isn't enough to show separation between the parts in most games, even at high resolutions with AA. The only bench I saw that stuck out was Crysis, where the 1GB was 2x the performance. I'm going to guess they changed the texture setting from High to Very High or something.
This is a review for an Oced edition of the card , are you sure it's a 1gb version?
That review doesn't say it's 1GB 4870 version, all it says that it's a non reference 4870. The CPU clocks make the review worthless anyway.
 
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