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So... I am going to be building a new computer soon and I am wondering which to get. I will also be getting a new motherboard. Please tell me which card is better overall. I will eventually move up to CrossFire/SLI.
    
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You need to wait about a month before there are any reliable comparisons posted.
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post #3 of 12
We don't know yet which card will be better. While there has been some speculation about them, we really aren't sure about them. You will have to wait until some real benchmarks are out there for them.
    
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You need to wait about a month before there are any reliable comparisons posted.
Is it at most a month? Because I don't have much time and I am willing to switch motherboards for Crossfire.
    
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Is it at most a month? Because I don't have much time and I am willing to switch motherboards for Crossfire.
Probably longer, the X2 is not due until Aug.
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post #6 of 12
Why would anyone be able to make this recommendation? You don't decide to buy something that hasn't yet been released, and certainly not one that hasn't been accurately reviewed.
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post #7 of 12
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Wait, so is the GTX280 supposed to be compared to the HD4870 or the HD4870x2.
    
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post #8 of 12
It is mid of June already. To wait a month or so seems to make sense for your new rig. Both HD4850 and HD4870 aim G92 and GTX260 but not the GTX280.
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get a skulltrail and dont worry about it
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It is mid of June already. To wait a month or so seems to make sense for your new rig. Both HD4850 and HD4870 aim G92 and GTX260 but not the GTX280.
So, I should just go for the GTX280?
    
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