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Ahould i buy 4870 1G or GTX 260 ??? I am planing to crossfire/sli, but not before 2 or 3 years. Wich one performs better single, and wich one is better for sli cf ?

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From what I have heard, the 4870 is a bit better than the 260 well the 260 216.
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4870 1GB is better.
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In crossfire also ?
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In crossfire also ?
Yes, buy the time you get a second one it will be.
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Yes, I like Nvidia but I think the 1G 4870 is slightly better. Since I have never been with ATI I'm not sure about their drivers, but I've heard Nvidia's are a little better (just hearsay though).
post #7 of 11
I love my 4870. Very happy with it @ 1920x1200
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Yes, I like Nvidia but I think the 1G 4870 is slightly better. Since I have never been with ATI I'm not sure about their drivers, but I've heard Nvidia's are a little better (just hearsay though).
From my experience so far, the drivers for NVIDIA are slightly more shoddy than the recent Catalyst drivers for the HD4850. AMD actually put a lot of effort into making those drivers stable as well as making image quality a slight bit better.
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well then ok, i'll go with the 4870 1 G ! Any decent motherboard to go with this, not to expensive, but x16 would be nice. Keep in mind that i don't want my system to cost over 1200$ can. Without screen, mouse, keyboard, speekers.
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The 1Gb 4870 is awesome
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