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Alright, thanks
So 4870 it is then? Because half the benchmarks I've seen, the GTX 260 comes out on top most of the time.
did they use 8.5 drivers? any way new 8.7 drivers are coming it and will make the 4870 faster, its a really good buy for $300. If i had $300 to buy a new graphics cards this would be my chose the Visiontek 4870
    
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So 4870 it is then? Because half the benchmarks I've seen, the GTX 260 comes out on top most of the time.
Check out this review...
http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/14990/9
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EDIT: Oh. Right. 4870 it is. LOL.

Alright then. Which manufacturer to buy? I don't have VisionTek available to me in the UK, unfortunately. So I can choose from these: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...d=56&subid=939
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Unfortunately I can't get the VisionTek in the UK, I just checked
The ones that I have available to me are these: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...d=56&subid=939

And these GTX 260's: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...=56&subid=1176

It's also worth noting that the BFG verison of the GTX 260 is on a 'this week only offer' and is just 220 pounds while usually it is 250. This is alot cheaper than usual.

It seems to me like if I bought the 260 this week to get the cheaper price, it would be a better buy than the 4870?
just get what's cheaper =/
    
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Yep, that's the one I thought you'd say. I'll get that bought right away

Thanks alot for all your help, everyone
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Sapphire or HIS are always good backups to Visionteks.

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Thanks for all the help guys.
I went along and bought the Sapphire one. Comes today
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post #20 of 20
Go with the HD 4870. They are the way to go unless you can afford a GTX 280.
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