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Old 06-11-2009, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey so yea, i'm not sure if i should go the cheaper 4890 XFX ATi that i have found for around 170, which is a great price. Or if i should get a GTX275 or 280 which is obviously like a hundred bucks more. The cooling on the Nvidias looks better and they look like sturdier cards. Also since Nvidia is the bigger name they usually get a bit more support and PC games are often sponsored and coded around the Nvidia cards.

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or - EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I'm kinda confused as to where to go. Any help with my decision will help greatly, thanks guys.

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The HD 4890 overclocks better and is slightly than the GTX 275. Plus since it is so much cheaper it's the best choice in my opinion.


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Yeah, go with the 4890. It is surprising how much the 280 has dropped in price. The 285 is still up at like 320-330. Isn't it not that much faster?
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BTW......... Nvidia is the architecture......... like ATI,

The 4890 is an xfx, wwith double lifetime warrenty, and the 275 is an Evga, with only a lifetime warrenty.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what's the difference in the ram's bit? the ATi's all say 256 and the the Nvidia's all say 512. But the ATi is GDDR5 while Nvid is GDDR3...
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