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|12-05-2008, 11:14 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2007
SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB
Has anyone at Techgage tested the SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB card? I can't find any reviews on it except at Newegg. Is it fairly new?
|12-05-2008, 04:07 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
I'm not sure about that particular card (the cooling might be better than most other HD 4870 1GB's), but we've taken a look at Diamond's version of the card, in our comparison from two weeks ago:
If I can wrap up testing today, I'm going to publish a part 2, which follows-up using ATI's upcoming 8.12 drivers. There is a performance boost overall, but it still looks like NVIDIA is going to take the lead, in both performance and efficiency.
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