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Old 07-06-08, 01:47 PM   #65
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Default Re: HD 4870 vs GTX 260

Originally Posted by Toss3 View Post
Not at those resolution of course, because none of the cards could run those effectively. The GTX 280 should be the first choice for people with 30" + screens, I'm not denying that, but for lower resolutions with 8xAA the 4870 gets the job done quite nicely.
For me it came down to a couple things... Firstly, I was concerned at the lower 512 Meg Memory on the 4870 since I intend to play everything at 1920x1200 and I wasn't sure how long it would take for that to get tapped out (I heard there are 1gig 4870s, but I couldn't find one in my market).

Secondly, I have an SLI motherboard that I really haven't had the chance to put through its paces, and since I can't get two ATI cards on here, the obvious was to put to nVidia cards in... these will most likely be the last graphics cards on this board.

I do think the 4870 is a good card, and I seriously considered waiting until the 4870x2 showed up, but alas I'm not a very patient person
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