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Old 03-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what res do you play at?

most people around here would say the 4870 1 GB but if it were me i would buy the GTX 260.
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they are about equal. depends on which company you would prefer really. Some argue that the ATI one is better but it's usually by 1-3 frames if any at all. I personally prefer nvidia cooling n drivers over ati....
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plus i really like the physx stuff that you can download that comes with the card. some of that stuff is pretty cool.
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My resolution is 1920 x 1080
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I'd get the gtx 260 since it has a $30mir and can do physx which might matter in some games.
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my vote is the Core 216, i'm going to be (hopefully) getting this one in a few weeks. i recommend it.

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-A1 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, the 4870 1GB is outperforming the gtx260 core216 now. After driver updates ATI has been able to increase its performance - look at some very recent bechmarks.

Still, its a pretty tight finish though.
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^ what i have gathered from those benchmarks is that it really only outperforms it when there is a high amount of AA.
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I would get the HD 4870 1gb since it is faster. Physx isn't much of a incentive to go with nvidia at this point since most games don't support it.
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