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Old 03-01-2009, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

My video card budget is maximum $350.

Ive been leaning toward the ATI card, but a friend of mine told me the 260 is better.

Ive been looking around Newegg Canada , but there are ALOT to choose from. Anyone here have an idea as to the best bang for my buck?

Thanks alot.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

they perform about the same

I guess the 260 is slightly better

but you should be happy with either card
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

If youre not in BC go through ncix.com You can price match, services is better, AND can save pst.
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

They perform roughly the same, one card does better in 1 game the other card better in another.

I would grab this card...
Newegg.ca - POWERCOLOR AX4870 1GBD5-PPH Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


otherwise if I was choosing the 260 I'd probably go for this one:
Newegg.ca - XFX GX260NADBF GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

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If youre not in BC go through ncix.com You can price match, services is better, AND can save pst.
Services are better at ncix then newegg?
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

Newegg is still US isn't it?

If you've delt with ncix, they're Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat.

But due note, i haven't dealt with newegg, just from interweb reading.
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

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Newegg is still US isn't it?

If you've delt with ncix, they're Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat.

But due note, i haven't dealt with newegg, just from interweb reading.

Newegg ships to canada now.

Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

And by the way, does your board support SLI or Crossfire? Or neither?
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

I'd go with the GTX, personally, but it would be nice to know what your board supported for multi-gpus.
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

The HD 4850x2 is faster than either the GTX 260 or HD 4870 if you don't mind a dual gpu card.

Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100260SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB 512-bit &#40;2 x 256-bit&#41; GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Default Re: HD4870 1GB VS. GTX 260 Core 216

I have an ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58, 6 Gigs ddr3 @ 1800mhz, 7,7,7,20 and an i7 920@ 3.0ghz

The mobo supports both SLI and Crossfire.

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Newegg.ca - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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