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XFX GTX 260 Black Edition vs HIS HD4870 IceQ4+

Poll Results: What card?

 
  • 88% (22)
    XFX GTX 260 Black Edition (216)
  • 12% (3)
    HIS HD4870 IceQ4+
  • 0% (0)
    Other (no more that £300)
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I was almost positive that I was going to get the XFX but then all of a sudden the graphics card industry has just shot back up again with cards coming here an there (GTX 295/285) and the HIS HD4870 IceQ4+ and now I'm not sure what to go for.

Options:

a) XFX GTX 260 Black Edition
b) HIS HD4870 IceQ4+ Turbo
c) Other (can't be more than £300)
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post #2 of 9
I would get the HIS. Its probly cheaper as well.
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post #3 of 9
What do you do with the rig? If you are into folding, the 260 is better. If you game, they are about the same, but the 260 has a very slight lead there too. If you do photo or video editing, the 4870 is supposed to have better image quality.
 
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post #4 of 9
unlucky for you, newegg's got it for 250 usd after rebate.
    
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post #5 of 9
Cat 8.12 pretty much made them equal: bench link

I'd get which ever is cheaper.
Edited by FallenFaux - 12/14/08 at 1:39am
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post #6 of 9
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Hmm, XFX is winning 7:1 ... I would want to do:
  • Overclocking (CPU not GPU - need something good to power that full-on GUI BIOS)
  • Gaming
  • Photoshop

so whatever's cheaper.
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post #7 of 9
i have the black XFX & its superb!!.....

nvidia FTW, im afraid.... take a look at the threads in general & the FS section, they will tell you all you need to know about ATI currently...
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post #8 of 9
This seems like I tie. I normally go with gforce in such situations just because I've had less trouble/ heard of people having less trouble with gforce over ATI.
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post #9 of 9
i would (and did) go with the xfx because it will probably have better driver & software support. I have no patience for errors and compatibility issues that have plagued ati cards in the recent past. I've seen it take several patches to entirely fix these glitches.

I believe the xfx transferrable lifetime warranty is better than HIS as well (3 years?)
Edited by TehStone - 12/14/08 at 3:06pm
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