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Old 06-30-08, 09:28 PM   #13
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The HD 4870 for $299 comes with 512MB of GDDR5 memory. We'll certainly see a 1GB version, but that will probably cost about $100 or so more. Still a 1GB HD 4870 for $399 would beat a GTX 160 and would be a much better deal than the GTX 280. As for minimum FPS, that's crucial to the gameplay experience. Right now the GTX 280 can't be beat in Crysis. I had a 9800 GX2 which some say does better in Crysis, and the GTX 280 blows it away. The 9800 GX2 would stutter frequently in intense scenes while the GTX 280 hardly stutters at all!
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Old 07-02-08, 09:05 AM   #14
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i totaly agree with you guys whats the matter about having 130 fps or 160 fps max it is the difference what is the lowest fps because this is what makes Gameplay smooth sadly so i normaly go for reviews by Driverheaven.net they are one of less sites who benchmark the min fps !
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The HD 4870 for $299 comes with 512MB of GDDR5 memory. We'll certainly see a 1GB version, but that will probably cost about $100 or so more. Still a 1GB HD 4870 for $399 would beat a GTX 160 and would be a much better deal than the GTX 280. As for minimum FPS, that's crucial to the gameplay experience. Right now the GTX 280 can't be beat in Crysis. I had a 9800 GX2 which some say does better in Crysis, and the GTX 280 blows it away. The 9800 GX2 would stutter frequently in intense scenes while the GTX 280 hardly stutters at all!
That will be the memory 1GB on the GTX280 and 512MB on the 9800GX2
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Old 07-02-08, 04:00 PM   #16
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The GTX 280 is most useful @ 2560x or if you want to pile 16x AA on the games you play @ lower res. An overclocked GTX 260 offers a lot of stiff competition to a GTX 280 @ 1920x and lower. The same may be said for the HD 4870. The 4870 sometimes falls down in min frames and that will equal to a rougher gaming experiences. You'll feel a drop to 9 much more than you will one to 20-22.





If you're lower than 2560x and you think the GTX 280 price is a bit much for you, try a GTX 260 from a company that supports user overclocking without voiding your warranty, like Evga or XFX.

So good reasons to have an overclocked GTX 260 or 280 besides solid average frames might be; no worries with multi GPU stutter or bugs, and solid min frames. Hard crashes to FPS below 20 you will definitely feel in game play.

IMO for 1920-2560x an overclocked GTX 260 is the best option for most.
512MB vs 1GB...the other cards are running out of ram.
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The GTX 280 is most useful @ 2560x or if you want to pile 16x AA on the games you play @ lower res. An overclocked GTX 260 offers a lot of stiff competition to a GTX 280 @ 1920x and lower. The same may be said for the HD 4870. The 4870 sometimes falls down in min frames and that will equal to a rougher gaming experiences. You'll feel a drop to 9 much more than you will one to 20-22.





If you're lower than 2560x and you think the GTX 280 price is a bit much for you, try a GTX 260 from a company that supports user overclocking without voiding your warranty, like Evga or XFX.

So good reasons to have an overclocked GTX 260 or 280 besides solid average frames might be; no worries with multi GPU stutter or bugs, and solid min frames. Hard crashes to FPS below 20 you will definitely feel in game play.

IMO for 1920-2560x an overclocked GTX 260 is the best option for most.
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Old 07-02-08, 07:56 PM   #18
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In DX10 Games, i had chance to try HD4870 and compared to my single GTX280. To be honest HD4870 just sucks. I have no clue why people are hyped about it.
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