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My 4870 512mb just died on me

Because ive not had it too long i can get a full refund, however the sales have just started

I paid £189 for the 4870 so ill have that to play with.

My options are :

Another 4870 512mb ( The store dont have 1gb versions )
A factory overclocked 260 GTX by XFX or BFG for £189 ( not c216 )
2x 8800GT 1gb in SLI for £180
2x 8800GT 512 BFG OCX for £160

Thinking of going 260 as i love Crysis and with Nvidia recent drivers the 260 should be abit then the 4870, i love running with AA enabled aswel so the GTX's extra would come in handy?

GT's would be nice because of there extra RAM so i could run Crysis with its texture pack on.

Opinions please
Edited by almighty15 - 12/24/08 at 4:02pm
post #2 of 9
Get a GTX 260 core 216. Its plenty of power.


If not just go with the 512mb GT SLI. The extra 1gb doesnt really do snap on a 256-bit bus.

Also the 8800GT 512mb SLI is plenty of power now days for most games at 1680x1050

Depending on the game the 8800GT 512 SLI is like 5% faster than the GTX260
    
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post #3 of 9
Get a single, powerful card. Your gameplay will be more consistent as you won't have to deal with micro stuttering and SLi issues within games. You'll have a higher minimum and average frame rate as well.

Get the GTX 260, that way you can SLi when you need to in the future
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yes i would go with the 260, you have a sli motherboard so you can always sli down the road
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I got a gtx 260, love it.


Definably go with that since you're running a SLI motherboard, which would allow you to add another in the future.
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Originally Posted by xwinx View Post
I got a gtx 260, love it.


Definably go with that since you're running a SLI motherboard, which would allow you to add another in the future.
i agree 100%. Also, at this point in the game there isnt a point getting 2x 8800GTs, unless you already had one to start with. There would be a point in getting a gtx260 later down the line though, because youll already have one.
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you could buy my 4870 for 150 and keep your 39 quid
    
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Even if you get a GTX 260 that's core 192, the difference is still relatively minimal - and you won't have any problems playing games.
    
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I think my next card is gonna be an Ati so I can compare image quality. I hear repeatedly that Ati has the higher image quality this round and from the pics I've seen, I'd have to agree.
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