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Originally Posted by Rushnerd View Post
I'm no expert, but i'm pretty sure mine is one of the best right now...though no one will tell me that.

MATE ....that 280 is begging to be opened up......

!!!!!! UPGRADE !!!!!!!
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post #22 of 52
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Yeah but the point is they're both the same price. That 256mb bus and 512 RAM really scares me though. Has anyone seen benches with the new 260 drivers? I think thats the best way to compare the two.
Dont look at those values. Its the memory bandwidth you need to look at.

Its 512mb of GDDR5. Its operating at 3.6ghz+ effective meaning that the 256-bit bus does not hamper performance.

GDDR5+256-bit > GDDR3+512-bit
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Originally Posted by Rippersito View Post
Whats the best graphic card then? no care about price.

I'm looking for 1 that can run smooth at 8x AA and 16x AF or more, with the highest details and best performance. so is nVidia or Ati?
Noob post of the week

I think something has clicked at ATI/AMD in the last 6 months (at last) the 4870 is looking like a great card
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post #24 of 52
Either one is fine. Their performance is pretty similar.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...tx260-sli.html
post #25 of 52
I would go for the GTX260, you can get the 260 for $259.99 at zipzomfly after $40 mail-in rebate. Price to performance looks good.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros
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post #26 of 52
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
MATE ....that 280 is begging to be opened up......

!!!!!! UPGRADE !!!!!!!
Is the copper piping system in the card really so bad that I have to go out and buy another heat sync for it?? Or would a higher end one actually give me more performance?
When it comes to this level, I just would rather go water >.>
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post #27 of 52
Compare the specs

GTX 260
192 Streaming Processors
575mhz Core Clock
DDR3 Ram

HD4870
800 Streaming Processors
750mhz Core Clock
DDR5 Ram

I don't think the current drivers for the HD4870 even come close to releasing the power of its beastlyness... I believe the HD4870 is going to be a monster of a card...
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post #28 of 52
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Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Where have you seen the GTX260 for $300?
Actually $260 after MIR, Newegg.

Here

That said I still think the 4870 with the possibility of tri fire is a better buy.
    
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post #29 of 52
I heard Nvidia is going to add GDDR5 memory to there 260/280 GTX cards at the end of this year 2008. Now that card will be very fast if they do. And that must suck for all of the Nvidia guy running out buying 2-3 cards and to find out that the cards will be changed again..

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post #30 of 52
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D: hey now, I love my card, the reason it's in there is to work AROUND it! My computer is an open project.
Plus I know you guys know how much high end cpu's are.
Yeah a good cpu is $120 to go with your $700 video card
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