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260 C216 SC vs. 4870 512mb, which to sell?

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In another rig I have a 4870 512mb while my old 260 C216 SC (65nm) sits collecting dust. Planning on letting one of them go, which should I sell?

Exact 4870 model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102810

Exact 260 model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130400


Not really concerned as to which will give me more money back, just which one will perform better in the other system. If it matters, it has a Phenom II x3 running on a Gigabyte 770 (I think) board.
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it depends on the games really...

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/170?vs=176

you may check a few different benches and see wich one of those gets a better overall framerate. but they perform very close.
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id sell the 4870 as its the 512mb model
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Sell 4870 512MB especially if you game at higher resolutions
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The resolution the system runs on is 1440 x 900 (I know, I know), and most of the games are powered by the Source Engine.
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The resolution the system runs on is 1440 x 900 (I know, I know), and most of the games are powered by the Source Engine.
Hmm in that case it would be hard to decide, but I'd still keep the 260 I had a 4870 and it didn't serve me well (2 RMAs) so I am biased
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Hmm in that case it would be hard to decide, but I'd still keep the 260 I had a 4870 and it didn't serve me well (2 RMAs) so I am biased
Ha. The 260 was my first card from my first build. (Technically you could count the GeForce 4 from that Dell... but let's not get into that.) It has sentimental value to me, so I guess there's that. I was leaning toward keeping the 260 though, it has never given me any trouble.
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And since its a 65nm version you should even have voltage control so you can get some extra mhz out of that overclock
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And since its a 65nm version you should even have voltage control so you can get some extra mhz out of that overclock
Ah. Good point! Well, you just helped me finalize my decision. +Rep, sir.

Also, I know this isn't the Appraisal section... but what do you think the Sapphire card would be worth? Assuming no accessories are included. I was thinking $75 shipped?
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I was in your position not too long ago. Except I had a Powercolor 4870 1GB (reference version), I decided to keep my PNY GTX 260. I regret that decision now, the 4870 outedged my GTX260 (despite it being overclocked to 680core/1170memory). I only kept the 260 because it had a quieter fan... I acrificed performance for silence

However, since you have the 512MB version this really is a toss up. I'd say keep the GTX 260 if it overclocks fairly well, otherwise I'd go with the 4870.
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