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I have an interesting question.

If nvidia priced the 280 and 260 to match exactly the performance/dollar of the 4870 and the 4850, which would you buy now?
Same price better performance, by a smidge out of the Nvidia, easy Nvidia.
    
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I have an interesting question.

If nvidia priced the 280 and 260 to match exactly the performance/dollar of the 4870 and the 4850, which would you buy now?
That is a tough question. On the one hand, Nvidia has CUDA and PhysX, while ATI has DirectX 10.1 and Havok. You should be able to get PhysX and Havok running on either card though, they're just API's that should be interchangeable.

The honest answer to your question would be the same as it was back in the days of the 7-series and X1k series. Find out which games you like more, and what settings you generally play at, and pick your card according to which performs better. Personally, I'd probably opt for the HD4k series, especially if the rumors about a partnership between ATI and Blizzard are true. And if Source goes back to ATI, I'm sold right there.
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I have an interesting question.

If nvidia priced the 280 and 260 to match exactly the performance/dollar of the 4870 and the 4850, which would you buy now?
You would have to quantify performance, they are 2 totally different cards. My penchant would be to buy nVidia because of the CUDA support and development now. That being said, my next purchase is still likely to be an ATI unless a better middle of the road product comes out by nVidia that offers more performance at a similar price as the 4870.
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Thanks ATi! Now I'm going to buy a card whose brand knows how to make drivers
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I have an interesting question.

If nvidia priced the 280 and 260 to match exactly the performance/dollar of the 4870 and the 4850, which would you buy now?
I would buy a GTX260

If the price/performance is equal, then the only difference is the brands

Nvidia has evga and XFX
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I`ll go some IceQ Turbo 4850....thanks to ati, many of the guys with lighter pockets can now have powefull gaming expirience!
    
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This thread is filled with so much misinformation.....it's laughable.
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post #168 of 216
To me, getting the GTX 280 over the 4870 is akin to dropping an additional $500 for a car that has an extra cupholder.

/Galidan
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post #169 of 216
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Now ATi is trying to gloat a little and I'm not exactly liking it........

"Why All PC Enthusiasts Owe Thanks To ATi"
I don't have to thank ATi. Hell, I don't need to thank Nvidia.
I payed $300 for each 8800GTX and Im happy as hell. 2 year investment and it still plays all games just dandy.

I dont need companies TELLING me what to choose. I'll choose on my own.

And, I was going to go ATi next round. Still think I will. But these kinds of things just annoy me.
I agree. ATi didn't really do that much other then offer a great alternative to Nvidia's new cards. And after looking at the benchmarks for the new 260/280GTX, i'm really not all that impressed. So I'm glad they had to lower their prices. My single 8800GTS 512MB is doing just swell right now, since Crysis is the only game it struggles with.
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I had a few. ATI fanboys seem to forget that not everything works as it should all the time.

A BIOS update fixed my problems. Which was actually eVGA's problem anyway.
I'm a pure Nvidia user but I have no hard feelings to ATi since I've used one myself. does that make me a fanboy?
the word fanboy for me is a person that blindly posts a "Xxxx is the win and you suck"/"Nvidia pwns ATi"/"blimey mah ATi Nvidia card didn't BSOD now (sarcasm)".

I want correct info and answers why one is better and benchmarks are one of those I don't believe in. I saw a GTx280 bench on COD4 and saw that most cards (SLi) had about 60-120FPS at 1920x1200 (GTX280 at around 120FPS), strangely I have 80FPS+ with my rig with AAx32 and all the other setings that makes a card cry...

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