After just about 4 years my 8800GTS (G80) dies and I have to replace it. As of right now Im using a crappy 7600GS.
Since these 2 cards are quite similar in price and well of course the 4870 is better performance wise...(Is the performance boost a large margin?) But the biggest obstacle I have currently is the heat and cooling of the cards. As of case size and other requirements such as power I have no problem with; since the 8800 was about 9+ inches (9.25in.).
I plan only to use the stock fan/heatsink of the card and my case only has 140mm/2-3 40mm fans. Any other TLers' using these GPUs would like to give some imput?
Specs: E6420@stock/3GB DDR2 800/MSI P6N