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post #1 of 9
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Hi OCN

I have been looking for a new GPU

I like the look of these

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 1024MB GDDR3

£258.74 inc VAT

Zotac GeForce GTX 260 "Maxcore" 896MB

£212.74 inc VAT

Which one?
post #2 of 9
out of those 2, certainly the 4850x2, but it depends on how much the gtx280 is. If its more than 10p cheaper, then I would go for the gtx280 as the 4850x2 is not that much faster.
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The GTX280 is near on £300+ so it's a no no I only have £250.
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No matter which GPU you choose, I would wait until Nvidia releases the GTX 285/295 and let those push down the prices on all other video cards.
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Originally Posted by Microsis View Post
No matter which GPU you choose, I would wait until Nvidia releases the GTX 285/295 and let those push down the prices on all other video cards.
Ditto.

This would be the best choice IMO.

But out of the cards listed, I'd probably pick the 4850X2. It's supposed to be a 260 Killer.
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post #7 of 9
The new gtx 260 55nm are out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

EDIT: not sure what the price is in England
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The 4850x2 would consume more power than the gtx 260, but preform better

For a similar price though couldn't you get a gtx 280? That might be something to look into.
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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 1024MB GDDR3
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