powercolor makes solid stuff. Had a non-reference 4850 for a couple weeks and it was solid. Overclocked well too
Nvidia-wise, I only have PNY (6200 & 7600GS)
ATi-wise, I've have an HIS 2600XT and a Sapphire 4870. The HIS one still worked prefectly that last time I used it.
At one point I used to have a VisionTek 2600Pro, which didn't work right. Then again, it was AGP and before the hotfixed drivers.
I am using GeForce 260GTX, and no complaints at all. It works great and I would highly recommend it. I never used an ATi card, and I don't want to at this point.
So far I have used: Inno 3d GeForce 2MX XFX GeForce 2MX BFG GeForce 5500FX OC (By far the worst of the lot) XFX GeForce 6200 BIG GeForce 7600 eVGA GeForce 260GTX
All cards except 260GTX are AGP.
I'm waiting for the egg to get their 5850's back in stock. I've been saving up for one, and now that i have the money, every site i can find is sold out...
I was thinking about a 5870, but the 5850 really is a much better buy. Its pretty close to the 5870 in some games at stock speeds, and they overclock like theres no tommorrow. A lot of people are reporting getting 900+ on the core.
Might want to wait and see on the 5850 since its not that much faster than what you already have. Wait until nvidia stuff comes out and theres a good chance you can pick one up for around $200 or less.
What would you say is a good price for a used 4870X2?
Anything under $275. I can get you one RIGHT NOW if you have the $$$. BTW, its almost new. Shoot me a pm if you're interested. And im sure you can get around $125-130 out of that 4870 so its not bad.
You know, I really should have closed this thread days ago, considering there's a rule specifically forbidding this kind of thread. =p
Tech Discussion rules threadCertain discussions pairing two different technologies such as "Intel vs AMD" and "nVidia vs ATi" are pointless and will be closed. Search the forum for these debates - there are hundreds of them.
This is not a flaming thread, we're just nicely discussing our cards. Not the brand itself. :)
More a thread name fail than a subject fail. :)
Just caught a glimpse of the supposed 5970 (dual 5870) card at Hexus. It's a whopping 13.5" and barely fits in an Antec 1200. This has me worried even the upcoming top single GPU cards like the Fermi will be too long for the case I'm looking at (Silverstone Raven RV02), which fits a max of 11" GPUs, and that's if the power sockets are on the side vs end. [COLOR=Red]HEXUS.net - News :: AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5970 poses for the camera, again : Page - 1/1[/COLOR]