After AMD took over ATI… ATI Radeon HD 4800 series broke lot of benchmark scores and they are selling at a very attractive price range too. There are lot of model in HD 4800 series like 4830, 4850 and 4870. And we have 512MB, 1GB and 2GB version of video memory to choose from. Not to mention X2 series like 4850 X2 and 4870 X2. There one that I have is Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 Silent Efficiency 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E. How does it perform? Read on to find out…
Yes. I got myself a SAPPHIRE HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E. It is silent efficiency edition. The heat sink is different than the reference design heat sink. And it looks cooler too. I am looking forward to see its performance in action. Can’t wait to play games with it.
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Nvidia and ATI AMD produce good quality 3D graphics processing unit (GPU). Which display card should I choose? I plan to have a 22″ LCD monitor. I need a display card that can power 1680 x 1050 px at playable games speed. Both Nvidia and AMD have multi GPU functionality which is SLI for Nvidia and CF for AMD. However, you can’t find much SLI motherboard in the market because only Nvidia chipset and certain Intel chipset like x38 and x48 support SLI. Therefore, CF is my only choice for the moment.