hi, i am building a new computer around december with the 2.93ghz i7 cpu, ddr3 ram, and now im looking at the graphics card.
I saw that Fallout 3 is optimized for Nvidia,as well as many of the other games. If i can afford it i want a 4870x2, but since i probally wont im looking at either the 4870 1GB or the 260 core 216. they are both aroung $300 and offer very similar performance, but im wondering if the nvidia will be a better choice becuase fallout 3, and many other games i want are optimized for it. if anyone has any opinions on this plesae help me out. thanks.
Most of the time it's a lot of bull..some games work better on Nvidia, other games on ATi.
Go with whatever gives you the best value.
The 4870 is a fabulous card and I switched to it from 2x8800gtx and never been happier.