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Old 09-26-2008, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HD 4870 X2 VS GTX 280 SSC Edition VS GTX 260's in SLI

The topic pretty much says it all

I'm buidling a rig and I need to know which one of those 3 options would benefit me in gaming the most

HD 4870 X2
Newegg.com - DIAMOND 4870X2PE52G Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-Bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
GeForce GTX 280 SUPERCLOCKED EDITION
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
GeForce GTX 260's x2 RUNNING IN SLI
Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX260XPB GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Before You guys start recommending other options - plz note that these cards that I listed limit my budget and i will not go any higher.
Thx a lot for Your input
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Default Re: HD 4870 X2 VS GTX 280 SSC Edition VS GTX 260's in SLI

nobody here would ever ask you to spend more than that

and there is a graphic card rankings thread, which will tell you that the 4870x2 is getting the best results atm
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lol,ya for real tho.
those are like the most expensive cards out
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oh my bad
well i was just wondering about the fact of running 2 cards in SLI - If maybe it would benefit more with newer games and stuff
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oh my bad
well i was just wondering about the fact of running 2 cards in SLI - If maybe it would benefit more with newer games and stuff
Only if you're running really high resolution, like 1920x1200 or more. Otherwise the performance gains are negligible.
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ok I made a decision to go with the HD4870x2...
Reason is because I'm kinda a big AMD/ATI fan so I'm keepin it real with them.
Now the real question is a motherboard for that Card ...
Any1 have any suggestions for a good board around $130ish on newegg ???
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ah i'm an idiot - I shoulda said that i'm going to run AMD setup (Phenom 9950).
Sorry about that
I found this one Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-DS4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX Ultra Durable II AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Should be fine
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lol looks like you've already got everything in order.. why did ya need us
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lol - the funny thing is that I made so much changes to my build now after talking to some of the guys here...it's a whole different setup now
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