Deciding on a 4870 1GB

Mikerocks2112

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Also, This small voice in my head is making me consider the GTX 260 (216 core). I'm a little worried about the rumored cat 8.12 issues when running on a vista 64 system. I do have a Xfire mobo...so I think I'm leaning towards the 4870 1gb.
 

alg7_munif

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Using 8.12 on Vista 64 here with 8GB RAM without any problem. I would choose the MSI because the fan has 4 wires so it should have a proper fan control on it.
 

oMek

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i have a 512mb 4870 and a 4870x2.

i would trade my 4870 512 for a g260 216core in a heartbeat.
 

alg7_munif

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i have a 512mb 4870 and a 4870x2.

i would trade my 4870 512 for a g260 216core in a heartbeat.

I agree, 512MB is too low for the HD 4870 especially at a higher resolution with AA, the 1GB HD 4870 would go head to head against the GTX 260 core 216.
 
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