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Check link for Asus HD 4870 Asus HD 4870 it cost around £240 so yeah its a better card.
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ok, first you say you've never played crysis and that you don't intend to and then you use it to validate your opinion? Weak.

YES, the 4870 does come close and in several cases beat the 280. Do some more research. As for the prices, seems fishy to me. Considering that in about 10 seconds I found several 4870's between 175 and £185 after VAT and the 260 I could find for £217 after VAT. Theory Debunked!
    
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Check link for Asus HD 4870 Asus HD 4870 it cost around £240 so yeah its a better card.
I guess you deliberatly left out the HIS HD4870 for just £200. It's on that same website you linked to.
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And the reason Nvidia wins in Crysis is because the game is coded to perform better on Nvidia hardware.
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I guess you deliberatly left out the HIS HD4870 for just £200. It's on that same website you linked to.
Or the sapphire, or the powercolor.
    
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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.
Crysis is made for nvidia cards. So that point was invalid. 4870 > GTX 260.
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post #27 of 34
Guys, it's pretty obvious that SickStew is feeling buyer's remorse and is attempting to make himself feel better about his purchase by arguing.

Point is that if you had done some research you would have seen that the HD4870 is a superior card to the GTX 260 when taking into account price and performance.

Seriously, you must know you made a mistake buying that card, you just feel the need to prove to yourself that it wasn't a mistake, but you're just making yourself look like an imbecile.

Oh and you didn't "brought" the card, you "bought" the card.
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post #28 of 34
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sorry for my english i stand alone. You got me beat questioning over

Still sticking with the GTX 260 I might give it a month a might try a ATI for the first time if they cost under £200
Edited by SickStew - 7/8/08 at 10:47am
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by SickStew View Post
I just brought a BFG Over clock GTX 260 896MiB (£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.

I’m a bit worried now because I have read forums

That the ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB (£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 – 70fps. It’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 don’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
post #30 of 34
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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
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