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The GTX260 is ok, but from the benchies I've seen, in a lot of things (most) the GTX gets its ass handed to it by the 4870, followed by the GTX280 (and the 9800GX2 a time or 2)
    
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Should of got a 4870...and why did you upgrade 8800gts looks to be doing fine
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post #13 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by SickStew View Post
I have always used Nvidia. My first GPU was a AGP 6600GT 128Mb then i got a AGP 7600GT 256mb, 8400GS PCI-E, 8600 GT, 8800 GTS 512, GTX 260 896
In the technology world, being a fanboy will at times cost you more money and in this case, leave you with an inferior product. It is always a good idea to read and research your purchases thoroughly. You could not have even dropped in OCN before you bought the card because the only thing we have been talking about lately is the ATI 4800 series.

Nvidia hit a speed bump here, and the only way they will correct it is if the consumer makes them pay for it. Take that overpriced, over-heating, power hungry under performer back to the store.
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post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
The 4870 is probably the card to go with, seems to be a little bit cheaper and little bit faster. That being said, if you don't want to go through the hassle of returning and buying another card, just keep your GTX 260, its not like its a bad card or anything.
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post #15 of 34
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I'm a Nvidia fan I don't want to go to the AMD ATI side of things see ATi had to get AMD to bail them out. Yeah but look on ocuk the HD 4870 is slightly more pricey.

I know my 8800 GTS 512 was great i'll still use her. I just love buying new cards and this card is performing better than the GTS hands down.

Another thing why go ATi I have two nvidia boards 650i and 780i
Edited by SickStew - 7/8/08 at 10:21am
post #16 of 34
Why post the question when you know your not going to get the HD4870?

Oh and, yes the 4870 is faster.
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post #17 of 34
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lol the reason i post the is to settle some question about the new ATi and Nvidia Cards
post #18 of 34
What do you want settled? That the ATI 4870 is faster than the 260 in just about everything, and even faster in some cases than the 280?

Or that the 4870 costs less than both the 260 AND the 280 while doing just that? I go with the flow. I had a 680i + 8800GTX, then I moved over to an Intel board (P35) an a 3870 anticipating that the 4 series cards were going to be players. I was lucky this time that my bet was good, but I could have just as well been wrong.
    
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post #19 of 34
Well, your question is answered. HD4870 is faster, cooler, uses less power and is cheaper. May be more reliable too, if rumors are anything to go buy. To say your card is ****? No. They said the same things about HD2900's. It's not the best, but then again, it's not the worst either. Have fun, and if it does fail, replace it with the ATI card, if it keeps working, rape the hell out of it and enjoy it as best you can
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post #20 of 34
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yes the 4870 is faster but it costs more money in the uk £240+ where a 260 GTX only cost £215. and no the 4870 does not come close to a GTX 280 check out a video by Maxishine on Youtube the 280 GTX wipes the floor in cyrsis.
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