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ATi 4870 or NVIDIA GTX 260

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Hey, I just got some money for Christmas and I am wanting to get either a new video card or RAM I think I'm going to get a video card though. Ok well I have decided between a 4870 and GTX 260. I would pull more for the GTX but since my motherboard supports Crossfire I am more towards the 4870. The main thing about the crossfire on my board is that instead of both being 16x in that mode they are 8x which is fine but people have said it may cause bottlenecks! A lot of people keep saying I should go with the 260 but I still don't know! Any help would be nice! Thanks!
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What resolution?
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4870 because its between the 260 & 280 and your mobo supports Crossfire.
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My atm is 1280x1024 but since with the GTS and for some strange reason my DVI doesn't work on my monitor so that is all I have right now...But yeah I'm really pulling for the 4870! I have always been a huge NVIDIA fan but I think it is a time for change!
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For 1280x1024 you really don't need that much power. A single 8800/9800GT would do the job. But if you plan to upgrade to 22" or 24"+, I would recommend one of these. Will run cooler and overclock better than any 4870. Plus it has a nice red heatsink on it.
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Regarding the bottlenecks, you cant even tell between the 16x and 8x. I forgot who ran tests on that, it may have been Robilar here on OCN. But there was almost no difference between the 2. Since you have a CF capable mobo, the 4870 would be better in case you decide to get another one for CF.
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post #8 of 15
Pick HD4870 1gb with after market cooler .

The HD4870 is better then GTX 260 But Can't defeat GTX 280.
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Get the 260 that has 216 shader processors. Beats the 4870 in performance and also has better temps I think. I had a 4870 before and it was always hitting in the 70s and I had a lot of problems with games freezing or crashing. Switched to a BFG GTX260 Maxcore and it's a lot smoother, quieter, and cooler.
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4870 because its between the 260 & 280 and your mobo supports Crossfire.
Both gtx 260 and 280 beat the 4870.
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