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Old 01-23-09, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Help with purchase GTX285 or HD4700x2

They cost exactly the same.. which would you guys recommend?

I play Warhammer Online mostly.
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Old 01-23-09, 08:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Help with purchase GTX285 or HD4700x2

hmm I saw some reviews... I think Ill go with HD4700x2

but the 280 costs 150$ less..... hmm
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Old 01-26-09, 09:42 PM   #3
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They cost exactly the same.. which would you guys recommend?

I play Warhammer Online mostly.
I've never seen Warhammer included in any Benchmark. It's probably not very resource intensive. What other games do u like to play the most?

What card do you have presently?

System Summary?
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Old 01-30-09, 12:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Help with purchase GTX285 or HD4700x2

If it is between the GTX285 and the HD4870x2 and they cost the same ,the HD4870x2 would be the better deal.
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Old 01-30-09, 12:32 AM   #5
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4870x2 is the best of the two, by a good margin.

Depending on your screen resolution and levels of AA/AF, the margin might be more or less.
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The 285 being a single gpu solution will provide smoother gameplay unless you don't notice microstutter. Although the X2 will have faster frame rates in most games. Nvidia seems to do a better job on their drivers as well.
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as a current 4870x2 and 285 owner... go with the 285 the 4870x2 has driver issues.
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Warhammer Online used to perform better on ATI, that was like 5 months ago. I don't know what it is now.
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Old 01-30-09, 09:51 AM   #9
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Default Re: Help with purchase GTX285 or HD4700x2

Price wise the cheapest 4870X2 is $409 after rebate, and personally I wouldnt trust that model in the long run. There are better vendors but you're going to have to pay more.

On the other hand, you can pick up a GTX 285 for $349.
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badboy you make up your mind yet?
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