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Thread: Which 4870?
06-27-08, 01:23 PM #1
Who makes the best ATI cards, Diamond, Saphire, HIS, etc..
I currently have 2 Diamond 3870's, have had no problems so far, thinking of going with one 4870 to put in my water loop when the blocks become available. Which would you guys buy & why??Maximus Formula (Bios v1004), Q6600 @ 3.6 GHz (Lapped), D-Tek Fusion v2, Black Ice Stealth GT 360, MPC355 w/XSPC Res Top, Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB (2x2048) 5-5-5-12 @ 1066, HIS HD4870 1 Gig cooled by EK fullcover W/B, PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer, W/D 500G, DVD R/RW (Lightscribe), DVD ROM, SilverStone TJ09/BW, 24" Samsung 245BW, 32 Bit Vista Home Premium.
06-27-08, 01:47 PM #2
Get the visiontek for the lifetime warranty.Also i think gainward switched over to ati now to.
06-27-08, 02:14 PM #3
Gainward = Palit
Technically, all these cards are based on the reference design so they should be the same. Non-reference cards may come later.Motherboard Repair Tutorial || Power Supply Repair Tutorial || A Closer Look at PSU Signals ||
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06-27-08, 03:31 PM #4
I'll be buying a 4870 soon and I'm going for sapphire or HIS. Hope my choice helps you make a choiceCorsair HX750w
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06-27-08, 03:50 PM #5Who makes the best ATI cards, Diamond, Saphire, HIS, etc..Phenom 1055 + TU120E lapped -MSI 770-C45 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1066 - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - Gigabyte 3D Aurora (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
06-27-08, 05:17 PM #6
It's REALLY hard choosing ATi brands.
Diamond, HIS, Sapphire, they all have a place in my heart over the many years.
Morality crisis... with brands... gahh...FXemail@example.comGHz, 7770, 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL8, PCP&C 400w, 2x1TB
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06-27-08, 10:10 PM #7
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06-27-08, 10:19 PM #8
if the diamonds have the xdna i'd def go with a diamond over any other brand...supposedly can be sli'd as well as crossfired =)My System:
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