I had an ATI X1950Pro.
Well as I said, I do plan on upgrading soonish, and a card that better fits my current rig wouldn't be all that much cheaper I don't think, and in the long run getting a cheaper one now and then a better one later would cost more. So I'm OK with it outpacing the build right now, my concern was chiefly that there would be compatibility issues, or a better card that I could get for around the same money.
So I'm pretty much close to deciding on a 4870, or maybe a 4850, but now I want to know which version I should get. There are a few models available at the site I am buying from, and I'm not sure what some of the differences are, or how much difference the built-in RAM makes. When I was last putting a build together, the advice I got was that GPU RAM is actually not a terribly important factor, as long as you have enough RAM in your build. So is there much difference between the 512 and the 1 gig versions of this card? And what does he suffix "xxx" mean? I've tried looking it up but had no joy.
This is the site I'm looking at: http://www.edbpriser...aspx?pid=489855
It's in Danish, but the product info is all in English, and if you scroll down a little you can see the three variants available under "relaterede produkter" (a chocolate fish for the first person to guess what that translates to). Danish kroner are about 5-6 to one for USD, or 8-20 to one for GBP, so the difference between the most and least expensive versions of this card is about a hundred bucks, but really I'm more interested in the two cheaper ones. A 512Mb or a 1Gb XXX?
Edited by Junkman, 23 July 2009 - 02:25 AM.