Re: Nvidia 260 GTX ot ATI HD 4870
I would have to say the GTX260. I have owned both. I would say that Ati has better hardware this round. But what killed it for me was the drivers. Dont get me wrong, most things worked perfectly fine. But I had a few problems that drove me crazy. No matter what you do, AA won't work in Mass Effect. I had tons of problems with Age of Conan. AA would only work with World of Warcraft if you either turn off Catalyst A.I. or set it to application controlled...plus other small issues. Also, to get the card to idle less than 80c you have to go in and edit an overdrive profile. I know these are simple things, but they should also be simple for Ati to fix, who doesnt seem for fix hardly anything in their monthly updates.
So, I would say....ATi = Better hardware with O.K. drivers... Nvidia = Better software with very good hardware...at least in my opinion.
Intel Core i7 860 @3.85GHz w/ Corsair H50
4Gb A-DATA DDR3 1600
EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked 1280MB GDDR5
SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
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