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Nvidia 260 GTX 36 36.00%
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Old 07-23-08, 03:36 PM   #25
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33 to 18 at this point for the 4870? And this is nVnews?

If you had offered a cash bet that this would be the result on this forum, I would not have taken that bet.

I wonder what the answer would be at Rage3d.com on this same poll.

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Old 07-23-08, 03:59 PM   #26
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You know things change if all was same like your past experiences your question what to buy would not be even posted.
Plenty off reviews suggest HD 4870 is better deal. It's OK if you only prefer to buy NVIDIA product but than why even bother with the question, nothing is going to convince you otherwise.
If you're going to be more happy with the GTX 260 I suggest go ahead and buy one, you can't do much wrong, specially on 1280x1024 res and the extra 40 Euro is small price to pay for happiness.
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Default Re: Nvidia 260 GTX ot ATI HD 4870

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33 to 18 at this point for the 4870? And this is nVnews?

If you had offered a cash bet that this would be the result on this forum, I would not have taken that bet.

I wonder what the answer would be at Rage3d.com on this same poll.

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No one there would be nuts enough to recommend the GTX260. Why spend the extra $$$ for less performance?
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Old 07-23-08, 04:31 PM   #28
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Thank you guys for voting and giving me much details.

I was looking at the results this morning and the ATI was in great lead but now in the afternoon Nvidia is gaining votes too.

Oh sry I didn't write down my current specs:
Gigabyte GA - X38 - DQ6
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8800 GTX (dead)

I saw that someone posted that I had top of the line card - and that is exactlly what I wan't now.

I can't go with the 280 GTX because I would have to replace the PSU but I won't be satisfied with the 4850 either even if 4870 won't put out much better performance at res I'm gaming.

So it's basiclly 260 GTX vs hd4870 I just can't decide yet.

From my previous experience with ATI (had 3) was allways worse than with Nvidia. I mean ATI had horrible AA performance in the past and Nvidia allways kicked a**.

Now this is also one of the reasons I don't want to go back to ATI.

I'm making this too complicated I just need to hear from someone who can say that 260 GTX and hd4870 are worthy succesors of 8800 GTX.

Because I don't want to step down from the performance level 8800 GTX was giving me.
You have a 2x x16 mobo for Crossfire, so my advice would be to get the 4850 and add a second when you get a bigger monitor. The 4850 is a little faster than the 8800GTX and you are setting yourself up for a cheap upgrade in the future after prices drop a little more.
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Old 07-23-08, 04:37 PM   #29
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Several of the 4870s are also under $270 with MIR right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
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Several of the 4870s are also under $270 with MIR right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE
Yeah, I got to looking. I found a 12% Reward Zone coupon so I can run down to the Best Buy, get the 4870 tomorrow for about the same price with tax as Newegg. Plus, I can try it to see if I can dig and take it back with in a couple weeks. I may have a new toy tomorrow evening. I never follow through on rebates. Oh, and its a Visiontek, so lifetime warranty.

I had been thinking of getting a new mobo, 2x2GB and a new case, maybe even mATX, but why? I have a great case, solid performance from this mobo/memory/CPU combo to last until mainstream next-gen quads and DDR3 comes down in price.

I even got a wife approval by using her logic. I told her the memory mobo and new case would have been $100 more than the new video card, so I am saving money by buying a new card. HAH!
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Old 07-23-08, 06:56 PM   #31
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So it's basiclly 260 GTX vs hd4870 I just can't decide yet.

From my previous experience with ATI (had 3) was allways worse than with Nvidia. I mean ATI had horrible AA performance in the past and Nvidia allways kicked a**.
The 3000 series for ATI was horrible at AA performance, which caused it to fall further behind. The 4000 series, though, has superior AA performance even over NV parts. Look at the poll results, and once you realize that you're at NVnews, that's a landslide. The HD4870 is a better card than the GTX260, and will cost less as well.

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I'm making this too complicated I just need to hear from someone who can say that 260 GTX and hd4870 are worthy succesors of 8800 GTX.

Because I don't want to step down from the performance level 8800 GTX was giving me.
Worthy successors? Step down? Trust me, you have nothing to worry about The HD4850 soundly beats the 8800GTX in performance. The HD4870 and GTX260 flat out kill it.

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Um his card is DEAD. So he needs a card. Should he buy an el cheapo card and wait? I know I would not be happy doing that even for a month.

+1 to the 4870 from me.
CV - Look at his monitor, he can't run over 1280x1024. The main thing a few of us have been saying is that with an HD4850, he's still getting an upgrade over the 8800GTX, but can save some money towards a monitor.
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Old 07-23-08, 06:56 PM   #32
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I was also torn between the HD 4870 and the 260 GTX, at the time there was a $40 difference in price, 260 being the most expensive obviously.
The reason I decided on the 260 GTX was simply the huge amount of antialiasing options available.
There are six multi-sampling options, five super-sampling choices, and five combined modes to choose from, courtesy of nHancer.
I super-sampling.
I'm still playing on a CRT monitor, it's nice to be able to tailor each game to a specific resolution and AA setting.

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Old 07-23-08, 07:21 PM   #33
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i would take one of those pre-overclocked models like the bfg gtx 260 ocx or the xfx gtx 260 xxx, or evga gtx 260 ftw over the 4870, but not the reference gtx 260.
here i got the xxx one for $310, which is about $0-$20 more than the 4870's you can find, but it came with cod 4 (a $50 game i wanted), so it was a no-brainer for me what to get.
in your case, it seems that the non overclocked model costs more than a 4870, so, in this case, I, a gtx 260 owner, say you should get a 4870. unless you do folding@home (where the gtx 260 is like 3x as fast as a 4870).
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Yeah, I got to looking. I found a 12% Reward Zone coupon so I can run down to the Best Buy, get the 4870 tomorrow for about the same price with tax as Newegg. Plus, I can try it to see if I can dig and take it back with in a couple weeks. I may have a new toy tomorrow evening. I never follow through on rebates. Oh, and its a Visiontek, so lifetime warranty.

I had been thinking of getting a new mobo, 2x2GB and a new case, maybe even mATX, but why? I have a great case, solid performance from this mobo/memory/CPU combo to last until mainstream next-gen quads and DDR3 comes down in price.

I even got a wife approval by using her logic. I told her the memory mobo and new case would have been $100 more than the new video card, so I am saving money by buying a new card. HAH!
LOL! Mention "bargain" to my wife, I'm good to go.

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The 4870 is just a better deal over the 260 in ever way ,so I would get the 4870.
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Performance is similar but the 260 has better features IMO.

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