Re: Convince me to buy a GTX 260
It's a little of both, actually. The 4870 outperforms the GTX260 convincingly with high levels of AA on most current games, but the low VRAM will kill it before long as it's close to capacity on current titles.
After installing Qarl's texture pack for Oblivion I get major slowdown with 16xAA even in Crossfire. My FPS plummets from 70 down to 30 going from 8x-->16x.
You have to wonder how well it'll perform with upcoming games that'll run high-res textures like ID's new engine and whatever else may be out there. Will probably have to back down the AA a lot in those games to run them.
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