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Old 09-08-2008, 11:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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i totally posted in the wrong thread...
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yeah dont listen to thresh and his fanboyism, he can waste his own money if he wants.

Crossfire has many advantages to sli and the 4870 is just a smart choice.

The "standard" performance system that gets recommended here is

some wolfdale or quad

P45 (asus or biostar pic one)

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When did Radeon pass Nvidia for graphics cards? I would never EVER buy a Radeon card, but I am curious why everyone is now recommending Radeon cards over Nvidia cards.
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When did Radeon pass Nvidia for graphics cards? I would never EVER buy a Radeon card, but I am curious why everyone is now recommending Radeon cards over Nvidia cards.
Well if you want to get technical the GTX 280 is the most powerful single GPU single card solution on the market. The 4870 gets close (real close) , but then there is the 4870X2 which just plain clobbers the GTX 280.
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The 4850 and 4870 are the newest offers from ATI and they are alot better than Nvidia's new card's for price/performance and even in some ways just overall performance.
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Thanks guys. Interesting how things can change in just a few months.
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always does. you have to keep on your toes.
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Well if you want to get technical the GTX 280 is the most powerful single GPU single card solution on the market. The 4870 gets close (real close) ,
and bear in mind...the gtx280 costs alomost twice as much...
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and bear in mind...the gtx280 costs alomost twice as much...
That's not something I m denying. Ati has best Price/Performance as of right now. Nvidia is great too, just under certain price ranges.
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