at higher resolutions with AA the HD4870 ius way better my GTX260 can barely handle crysis with 4x AA on 24" monitor. And the 4870 definitly has more overclocking head room. my GTX260 is terrible at overclocking.
Originally Posted by X1L3D
The card's are about the same benchmark wise, one does better in some and the other does better in others. Here is some benchmarks: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1414&pageID=5836
I don't know about overclocking for the 4870 but I know the GTX 260 overclocks well, and now that EVGA released that voltage tuner I'm sure it can overclock a lot better then a 4870.
Originally Posted by dralb
They are very close in performance. I just chose the 4870 here:
The cooler is pretty poor and there is no fan control, but it is the cheapest 1gb I could find.
Originally Posted by mocha989
the one i found is cheaper!