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Poll Results: which card?

 
  • 77% (21)
    radeon 4870 1GB
  • 22% (6)
    GTX 260 192 896MB
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post #31 of 60
just look at this thread on amd forums if you don't believe me amd drivers are crap

http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...&enterthread=y

http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=279
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post #32 of 60
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post
just look at this thread on amd forums if you don't believe me amd drivers are crap

http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...&enterthread=y

http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=279
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post #33 of 60
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post
just look at this thread on amd forums if you don't believe me amd drivers are crap

http://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...&enterthread=y

http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=279
great now what do i do? i dont want the problems from nvidia and from what u say ATi isn't any better
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post #34 of 60
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
great now what do i do? i dont want the problems from nvidia and from what u say ATi isn't any better
GTX 260 have better drivers, afaik WHQL 285.27 is pretty good in terms of performance and stability but i never use stock drivers


this is the one i am using for my GTX 465 on win7 x64 and it serves me well so far
http://tweakforce.com/modules.php?na...download&cid=5
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post #35 of 60
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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
great now what do i do? i dont want the problems from nvidia and from what u say ATi isn't any better

Just go Intel HD3000

(I don't know how stable Intel's drivers are, I suspect great for desktop work but lacking in game support, besides, game performance would... not be quite as good lol)

Kidding aside, every GPU manufacturer has driver issues. I for example am sticking with 267.24 (it's basically the same as 266.58 with updated GPU support and some better support for some games) because I've heard later drivers have either this or that problem.
 
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post #36 of 60
As much the 4870 is a great card, the drivers are subpar compared to nVidia's.

You may find some issues, incompatibilities, etc. in games
post #37 of 60
Wow it's funny how polarized this thread is. My vote is for the 4870 1gb. If it was the 216sp version it would be a tougher call, but this is pretty clear cut.
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post #38 of 60
GTX 260 core 216 > 4870 = GTX 260 core 192 > 4850
post #39 of 60
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Originally Posted by raclimja View Post
GTX 260 have better drivers, afaik WHQL 285.27 is pretty good in terms of performance and stability but i never use stock drivers


this is the one i am using for my GTX 465 on win7 x64 and it serves me well so far
http://tweakforce.com/modules.php?na...download&cid=5

are you sure? i don't want to be suckered by someone who is bias (not saying you are)



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post #40 of 60
4850 doesn't run bf3 on high lol, I have to drop it down to 1280x960 just to get playable frame rates 30-40fps. It's actually the first game that I havent been able to run at my native 1680x1050 resolution...which is funny because I could max out BC2 @ 1680x1050 no problem. The 4850 is on par with the GTS 250, not the GTX 260
    
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