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Old 10-08-2008, 07:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: Upgrading gpu: HD4870, GTX280 or 260?

i just looked up a couple of benchies. i don't know how reliable this site is but i was just looking at the benchmarks. AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870
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wow for the price gtx260's in sli make it look almost worthless to bu yan hd4870x2 looking at performence. the new gen of cards in sli scales so good, it all started with the 9 series of cards. and yea the gtx260 core 216 was ahead of the hd48702/3rds of the time.
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yep. so i would def go with the gtx 260 core 216
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Default Re: Upgrading gpu: HD4870, GTX280 or 260?

Out of 6 games, the core 216 SLI beat the 4870X2 in four of them.

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i know. and i like the price.
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I was speaking with a friend of mine and he said if I can hold off for about 2 or 3 months that the price of the 4780 will drop. He expects a new Nvidia to come out
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We tested seven games. AMD and NVIDIA split it, each winning three of them and virtually tied in the seventh. I hate to disappoint those looking for a one sided fight here, but this one is a wash. NVIDIA would want to point out that CUDA and PhysX are significant advantages that would put the Core 216 over the top but honestly there's no compelling application for either (much like the arguments for Havok and DirectX 10.1 from the AMD camp).
mighty impressive benchmarks though. it says the 216's are pretty hard to find, as well.
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Not really:

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 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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well, i guess they were wrong lol.

man thats a purdy card. i kinda want one.
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ya but for you to go out and spend liek another 300$ jsut for a 5/10 fps boost wouldnt be worth the hasle unless you sell your hd 4870 lol.
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