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    Today we’re looking at the Sapphire 4870 X2. It has been out for a while now, but it still certainly appears to be a card worthy to sit atop the heap as king of the hill. Indeed, it features two GPUs on one card, and is gigantic, in more ways than one.

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    great review here Jake! quick question tho, for the graphs for the games, is the fps the average fps or the max fps it attained during gaming?
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    Great Review...would like to know which version of Catalyst was used?

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    Average FPS, Catalyst 8.9.

    I'll edit that right now and clarify that info in all subsequent reviews. Thanks for the feedback guys! Watch for upcoming EK 4870 X2 waterblock review.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    Average FPS, Catalyst 8.9.

    I'll edit that right now and clarify that info in all subsequent reviews. Thanks for the feedback guys! Watch for upcoming EK 4870 X2 waterblock review.......
    Wow EK 4870x2 waterblock !!! i'm planning to get that!!! Dying to see the reviews!!!

    Do you encounter powerplay issues with the 4870x2 ?? for Catalyst 8.8 and above it Boots and stays on 3D mode 750mhz all the way until some 3D application is loaded and exit then go back to 2D mode

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    I haven't ever had that problem but I never had 8.8 tho, I had 8.9 and now 8.10


    btw with the ek waterblock and the boreas I have it at idle 28 and under load it hits 37-39 and it only hits 39 when gaming for a couple of hours straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaganader View Post
    btw with the ek waterblock and the boreas I have it at idle 28 and under load it hits 37-39 and it only hits 39 when gaming for a couple of hours straight.
    Boreas is a different breed of cooler...it's not conventional WC...so take it somewhere else and play...you making us jealous

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    i'm wondering how your test system has 4gb of system ram and 2gb of video ram. thats 6gb of ram, way past 32bit limit of 4gb. so where are you losing the ram? from the gpu or system?

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    I'm afraid I don't understand......"losing" the RAM?

    Our test system has 4GB of RAM to take advantage of all potential features we may throw at it, but in the case of games, the full 4GB isn't being used, so there's plenty left for the GPU so we don't have any problems.

    When I'm running Photoshop, Firefox, Xfire, Teamspeak, Filezilla, Dreamweaver, and some MP3's all simultaneously, then I'm starting to push 4 gigs. But just a game.........not even close.

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    the vram and ram are 2 diferant things windows 32bit takes 3.5g of ram and as far as i know has no limit on vram, as vram is used by the gpu and not the cpu.
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5522/881217549921tl2.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Boreas is a different breed of cooler...it's not conventional WC...so take it somewhere else and play...you making us jealous

    hehe ok ok ill take it somewhere else

    I gotta Say I love it and its not even loud (well for me its not) at all. I can sleep with it on full blast but I keep it on 65% at night and its almost silent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaganader View Post
    hehe ok ok ill take it somewhere else

    I gotta Say I love it and its not even loud (well for me its not) at all. I can sleep with it on full blast but I keep it on 65% at night and its almost silent.
    you still can replace it with silencer fans.
    what case did you use with the boreas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    you still can replace it with silencer fans.
    what case did you use with the boreas?
    Oh no I love these fans, for the amount of air there pushing (around 100CFM) there quite reasonable quiet for me. I used to have Ultra Kaze sycthe fans which pushed 133CFM in my old case and boy now those were loud even with no filter on them.

    I put the Boreas in the Lian Li P80 case ( I do hate this case for how plain it is) but it was quite ugly putting it in since I have no Dremel and only had hack saws hehe.... but I got it in there.
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    it was long ago, I was thinking to incoporate the Boreas with my WC system but my case TJ09 is out of the question. I came up a solution though but I never put the project forward, because after I finish this custom mod TEC & Liquid cool system it's close to $1000. So I decided to stay with plain water cooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smith View Post
    the vram and ram are 2 diferant things windows 32bit takes 3.5g of ram and as far as i know has no limit on vram, as vram is used by the gpu and not the cpu.
    are you sure about that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    I'm afraid I don't understand......"losing" the RAM?

    Our test system has 4GB of RAM to take advantage of all potential features we may throw at it, but in the case of games, the full 4GB isn't being used, so there's plenty left for the GPU so we don't have any problems.

    When I'm running Photoshop, Firefox, Xfire, Teamspeak, Filezilla, Dreamweaver, and some MP3's all simultaneously, then I'm starting to push 4 gigs. But just a game.........not even close.
    your test system has 4gb of ram. a 32bit os no matter what it is can only access 4gb of ram. your video card has 2gb of ram. that equals 6gb of ram. if you had an xfi card with 64mb ram that would add in there too. so how can the os access all that ram when it can only see a max of 4gb? all im saying is it is time to upgrade your os for testing.
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