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Old 09-09-2008, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 4870 v 260...

First off I dont want this to be a thread about which card sucks and why my mom has terets and whatnot

In all seriousness..I'm running a 1400x900 AOC and I already have my 650tx installed and all that. The only bottleneck for crysis or whatver is my 4200+ x2 2.2ghz .. locked bios so forget OC.

K so will the 4870 or 260 be better for my rig. I want to use it later, and I know the 4870 can run dx 10.1 or whatever when that comes out, but its only 512mb's and I think all the core speeds are lower. I heard the overclocking is better on the 4870.

So without any dumb comments or fights or 9090128312 pages of debates, just gimme ur opinion. Just to mention, I can get a 260 for $240 after rebate with a lifetime warranty and a free crysis included, all for the same price as a 4870. Doesnt matter though, as long as its under $300.

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I don't know if it was you, but we just went over this.. in multiple threads 4870, now stop asking.
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Default Re: 4870 v 260...

well a lot of people would say that a 4870 is better but if you can get crysis for free than the 260 sounds good. but i like nvidia cards and right now i think that even the 4850 is faster than a 260.
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K cool, what do you guys think of this 1gb 3850x2.. looks pretty fast

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this is just what i would do if i were upgrading and had the money. i would wait for the die shrinks of the gtx 260 and 280 and then get a 280
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That is indeed a good card, but the 4870 is better, and in the future you can xfire 4870's and it would completely wreck that card.

*EDIT* You realize the 280 is going to csto 500+$ right? Not worth it.. when the 4870 is all you need and you can pick it up for 250
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Ok, but when will the 260 get the die shrink or whatever, is that anytime soon? If in a few weeks I'll just get that but otherwise I'll just choose something this week
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just doing a google search most sites say September. but when in September i have no clue
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3870x2.. lols... no don't buy that... that card doesnt like AA... and crysis HATES that card...
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Crysis pretty hates any non-nVidia card, unless its two HD 4870X2's
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