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Poll Results: which card?

 
  • 77% (21)
    radeon 4870 1GB
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    GTX 260 192 896MB
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post #51 of 60
Damnit I hit GTX by accident.
Would definitely go with 4870.
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post #52 of 60
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Originally Posted by Allen86;15335103 
4850 was mentioned a couple times, someone on first page compared it to GTX 260 wink.gif

Out of the two, I would go GTX 260 core 216 (Which was released to compete with the 4890 if I'm not mistaken, it out performs the 4870)

edit: nvm its not core 216, flip a coin!


Yes, someone compared it to the GTX260 and I answered that incorrect statement - just updated that post by the way with some figures from the Anandtech review.


As to the GTX260 Core 216, it was released to compete with the HD4870.

The HD4890 was released later and it actually competes with the GTX280.
 
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post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by philhalo66;15335255 

lol i dont buy used either last 5 times i got screwed over and not risking that again.

Yeah, I'm weary of that stuff myself to be honest. Unless it's from a brand like Asus or MSI that does warranty by the manufactur date serial, even then I still like to know that its going to be covered if something flops a year or 2 down the line.
    
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post #54 of 60
How much are you going to spend on either one of those cards anyway ?

Here on OCN you have an MSI HD6850 1GB selling for $125

If you don't want to spend so much, here you have, also on OCN, a BFG GTX275 for $85.

Both are better than the cards in the OP.
 
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post #55 of 60
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen86;15335304 
Yeah, I'm weary of that stuff myself to be honest. Unless it's from a brand like Asus or MSI that does warranty by the manufactur date serial, even then I still like to know that its going to be covered if something flops a year or 2 down the line.

thats exactly what i am like.
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post #56 of 60
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tpi2007;15335357 
How much are you going to spend on either one of those cards anyway ?

Here on OCN you have an MSI HD6850 1GB selling for $125

If you don't want to spend so much, here you have, also on OCN, a BFG GTX275 for $85.

Both are better than the cards in the OP.

the 4870 is $100.00 and the gtx 260 is $99.99
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post #57 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;15335381 
the 4870 is $100.00 and the gtx 260 is $99.99

Well then if you can get the BFG for 15$ postage from Canada (that's where the guy selling it is), for the same price you'd have a better card.

The HD6850 is even better and gives you DX11, lower power consumption and good overclocking headroom. In my opinion, it's worth the extra $25 (not sure about shipping costs).
 
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post #58 of 60
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tpi2007;15335423 
Well then if you can get the BFG for 15$ postage from Canada (that's where the guy selling it is), for the same price you'd have a better card.

The HD6850 is even better and gives you DX11, lower power consumption and good overclocking headroom. In my opinion, it's worth the extra $25 (not sure about shipping costs).

i just dont trust people on here anymore like i said last 5 cards i bought off here were half dead and they didnt bother telling me.
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post #59 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;15335474 
i just dont trust people on here anymore like i said last 5 cards i bought off here were half dead and they didnt bother telling me.

Sorry, didn't notice you had already talked about that.

I thought trader ratings and Rep and Mods keeping an eye on dishonest sellers could prevent some of that... I guess sometimes it happens anyway.

Oh well, just go with the HD4870 then, it's clearly winning the poll.
Edited by tpi2007 - 10/16/11 at 6:43pm
 
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post #60 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;15335205 
lol that's nothing for the 280 the guy wants $599
That guy needs a punch in the face.

Also, I strongly recommend you reconsider a used card. I've probably sold about 10 to friends w/ only 1 issue over the years. Just be sure to check their heat or even better look for an XFX w/ tranferable warranty or MSI (serial based).
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