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Old 02-12-09, 08:48 AM   #13
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np and everyone knows u meant Q9550. (right?)
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I prefer single card solutions myself, and I'd be leaning towards either the 260, or the 285. The 1Gb memory on the 285 means plenty of buffer for the higher rez. To give you an idea, i have a 280, and my flatmate bought a 295. I get no slowdown in GTA4 with high textures, he gets slowdown every 2 - 3 secs because he has less memory buffer.

Yes, the 4870x2 might only be £10 more, but the 285 performs nearly as good, and it's only 1 card.

The Q9550 is a good choice, very nice CPU. Overclocks nicely.
Okay I will leave the 4870x2 then and will decide on either the GTX 285 or the GTX 260.

With this comes more choices


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LOL through the middle of writing this I thought bugger it i'll just get the 285gtx. My card has broken and im running on a 64mb graphics card that is slow.

I will probably get a BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC 1024MB GDDR3 which will cost me £321 which is £2 less than the 4870x2

will keep you updated.
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Old 02-12-09, 10:21 AM   #14
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You will be very pleased with the 285, i know the 280 was a shock to the system from my 8800GTX.
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Old 02-12-09, 10:37 AM   #15
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The plot thickens.

I am paying £321 for the 285 GTX


I can now get the 295 GTX for £360.


decisions decisions
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Old 02-12-09, 02:30 PM   #16
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The 295 is an awesome card. I can't compare it to the 285 because I've never tried a 285, but it is noticeably better than a 4870x2.
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Old 02-12-09, 03:31 PM   #17
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The 295 is an awesome card. I can't compare it to the 285 because I've never tried a 285, but it is noticeably better than a 4870x2.
Thank you. The ATI looks alot better on paper than the GTX 285 + 280 but everyone has told me to stay clear so I will.

Im trying to decide if the extra £60 is worth paying to get a GTX 295 over a GTX 285. Both cards are made by BFG.
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Old 02-12-09, 05:09 PM   #18
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GTX285 for the win!
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Old 02-12-09, 05:56 PM   #19
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You list Crysis. If you want to run that title with all set to very high @ 1920x you'll need GTX 260 SLi or better. So I'd give the nod to the 295.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...-285-ocx-1gb/6

I don't consider 16FPS mins playable.
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I'm purchasing a card Monday. If by, then, I don't see any
295's, I'll have to settle for a 285. Over at the EVGA forum,
there are people that have been waiting in queue for nearly a
month. There doesn't seem to be any date that I can count on
from anywhere. I will consider another 295 vendor.
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ATI's drivers are inferior IMO.
what happened to one big ATI supporter
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Old 02-12-09, 07:00 PM   #22
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I don't recall being a fanboy. I liked my ATI card; the 295 is better. Also didn't like the driver situation.
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I prefer single card solutions myself, and I'd be leaning towards either the 260, or the 285. The 1Gb memory on the 285 means plenty of buffer for the higher rez. To give you an idea, i have a 280, and my flatmate bought a 295. I get no slowdown in GTA4 with high textures, he gets slowdown every 2 - 3 secs because he has less memory buffer.

Yes, the 4870x2 might only be £10 more, but the 285 performs nearly as good, and it's only 1 card.

The Q9550 is a good choice, very nice CPU. Overclocks nicely.
Not another one. (No offense WeReWoLf. im just playin'.)

OK, if anybody wants a 285 here's a whole bakers dozen to pick from:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=&srchInDesc=

"Let me see, I'll take that one. No, that one. Wait, turn that one over. Yes, give me that one plz." (Plus note the free games they have added.)

But if you want a 295, and because you waited three weeks to decide... just look:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e=&srchInDesc=

Your out of luck mates. And w-h-y are u out of luck?

Because getting a 295 is the right decision to make. You can't find one because it is just as bad ass a Video Card as having a 8800GTX in November of 2006 was! w00t! *memories

Just because GTAIV this or GTAIV that.

My 295 failed at first on FO3 for reasons I caused. Then it passed with flying colors on another game. Then another game... then another game... then another game... It was like a pattern. And I said, "well I wonder if the problems when trying FO3 was the game's setting and not the card". And it was.

Remember, the same settings on a 285 are not gurenteed to work on a 295. For example, (for Crysis) Vertical sinc on a 285? Yes. Vertical sinc on a 295? No.
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Old 02-13-09, 08:58 AM   #24
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Pc stuff has come in post. Just need card.

Im paying £435 for a GTX 295 1792mb BFG card and I will get a Sandisk Cruzer 16Gb pen free (something I need anyway).


Its alot of money and has cleared me out. Lets hope its worth it
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