Originally Posted by SickStew
I just brought a BFG Over clock GTX 260 896MiB (Â£215)
Core Clock: 590MHz
Shader Clock: 1296MHz
Memory Data Rate: 1998MHz
Processor Cores: 192
Shader Model: 4.0
Texture Fill Rate: 36.9 Billion/sec.
Memory Interface: 448-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 111.9GB/sec.
Iâ€™m a bit worried now because I have read forums
That the ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB (Â£190)
ATI Radeon HD 4870 GPU @ 750MHz
512MB GDDR5 Memory @ 3600MHz
24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
PCI Express 2.0 support
256-bit GDDR3 memory interface
That ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB will out perform a BFG OC GTX 260 896MB
How true is this?
P.S. I upgraded GPU from a Asus 8800GTS 512MB 92G was this a good move?
P.S.S. The only reason I got a GTX 260 is because I want to Tri SLI on my Striker II Formula.
The GTX 260 performs better in GRID with 4 AA at res of 1280 x 720 I get about 60 to 90fps some time I hit the magical 100fps. The GTS 512 was getting about 50 â€“ 70fps. Itâ€™s nearly a 20fps increase.
I may give the GTX 260 OC a bit of a manual overclock will I get more fps or is it not worth it?
I have never played Cyrsis and donâ€™t intend to.
Yes the 4870 outperforms your newly purchased card about 5-10% on avg
No I don't think your upgrade from a Asus 8800GTS 512MB was a good move. A resolution of 1280 x 720 didn't require that update, it is evident with Grid, sure you gained 20 fps, but I your monitor probably has a refresh rate of around 60, so you won't even notice the difference. If your monitor has a higher refresh rate, I still don't think you noticed any difference since your frames were above 50 fps.
I don't see why you have to overclock your card right now considering you are getting amazing frame rates. Unless you want bragging rights or something. But then again this is overclock.net so suit yourself.
Hope I helped