Originally Posted by tijean
Hd4870 in automatic mode, I never hear it. Quiet like the 8800gtx.
You should buy the 4870 and later buy the GTX 280 .55nm version. The 4870 will still have a very good resale value.
in automatic mode fan runs on very low speed, which makes the card runs quite hot, hence the fan hack.
you are right about 4870 being a great value