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AshG 08-04-08 01:45 PM

Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Pardon the thread title - this isn't going to be flamebait.

I've got $300 in my pocket from working band camps (no flute jokes, please; I have a tuba) and an aging X1900XT in my computer. The DVI connectors are going loose and causing the screen to turn funny colors if I sneeze too hard, so I am looking to buy a card soon.

Besides a short stint in the 7xxx series that I enjoyed, I have been in Red Camp since the 8500 way back when. I have absolutely nothing against nVidia, that's just where my money was better spent. I think wanderlust is setting in.

I just finished checking prices around, and there are some GTX260s dropping nicely below the 4870s. All the reviews I read are very close. I want to make sure I am spending my money wisely, as this is most likely the last card I am going to get for about 3 years unless something catastrophic happens.

Like I said, you're not dealing with the troll or flambait here, I am seriously stuck in the middle and can't figure out which camp to throw my money to. Why should I go with a GTX 260 over the 4870?

PeterJensen 08-04-08 01:47 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
DONT!... its that easy

kazna 08-04-08 01:50 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
At this point, I'd say wait for the refresh thats suppose to be announced at nVision.

Revs 08-04-08 01:51 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Good drivers, runs cool, OC's really well, quiet, great in SLI, EVGA do em

Go for it!

Eliminator 08-04-08 01:52 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Quote:

Why should I go with a GTX 260 over the 4870?
896MB of ram

AshG 08-04-08 01:53 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kazna (Post 1733059)
At this point, I'd say wait for the refresh thats suppose to be announced at nVision.

When is that? I don't know how much longer I can hold out watching my screen flick from red tint to blue tint when I pick up my water bottle. :surrender

Xion X2 08-04-08 01:53 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AshG (Post 1733047)
Why should I go with a GTX 260 over the 4870?

More VRAM (896 vs 512.)

If it's something you're going to hang onto for 2-3 years, then you'll need more than 512MB.

There's also the option of waiting until the 1GB 4870 is released.

The 4870 is the stronger card until you hit the VRAM limit which even some of today's games will at a high res/AA.

lee63 08-04-08 01:54 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Revs (Post 1733061)
Good drivers, runs cool, OC's really well, quiet, great in SLI, EVGA do em

Go for it!

+1 (lee63)

bacon12 08-04-08 01:56 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
Buy it or I keel you.. :bleh:

Chiggs 08-04-08 02:04 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
More VRAM and OC's extremely well. No need more an aftermarket cooler, too.

BrianG 08-04-08 02:08 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
What up, Ash?

I recently made the choice to upgrade and decided on the 4870. Quiet, fast and available at Brick&Mortar. I had a 12% Reward Zone coupon that brought the price down to sub NewEgg levels, but tax took it back to up to $280. I never follow through with rebates, so it was still a comparable price. Plus, I still have two weeks of price match or return time if I find a better deal (with out a rebate, heh).

No regrets, perfect replacement for the 8800GTX.

jAkUp 08-04-08 02:09 PM

Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
 
More ram, and honestly the added PhysX support I think it going to be pretty big in the near future, and also will work for past games really soon.


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