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Old 07-23-08, 11:02 AM   #12
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Default Re: Nvidia 260 GTX ot ATI HD 4870

Originally Posted by zer0 View Post
why limit the power(10-15fps advantage) he can buy for his money($300+)? what if someone gives him or he buys a 22" or a 24" lcd next month?

i don't get the logic here.
Because an HD4850 will still do well on those monitors. Aside from Crysis, I run most of my games at 1680x1050, 16xCSAA/16xAF, on a 9600GT. The HD4850 can easily run those games at 8xAA/16xAF at a higher framerate. And he can get the HD4850 for $100 less, which could go towards a new monitor.

But if he's staying at that res, aside from Crysis, he'll get no tangible benefit in ANY game from getting an HD4870 over the HD4850.
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