Upgrading from an X1900XTX

Ive had an X1900XTX for 2 years now, experiencing severe graphics corruption and failures. So I just bought the EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 from newegg. But I started looking around more, and theres a GX2 for about the same price. What should I get?
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  1. read here...might help you decide with the recent cards around
    9800 GX2 is just plain expensive... have a look around ATI 4850 & 4870 compare it to Nvidia 260

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121258

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4870,1964-9.html
  2. i think 4870 is a better deal since its
    -cheaper
    -performs better on average (sumtimes even beating 280)
    -takes the heat produced and lets it out through the vents outside the case
    -better performance when u enable AA and AF
  3. sarwar_r87 said:
    i think 4870 is a better deal since its
    -cheaper
    -performs better on average (sumtimes even beating 280)
    -takes the heat produced and lets it out through the vents outside the case
    -better performance when u enable AA and AF

    -supports directx 10.1
  4. +1 for the 4870, IMO it will have more longevity.
  5. ^^^^^harsh.
    Just enjoy the GTX260, it`s a fine card and, unlike the `two on a stick` solutions, will have no problems with SLI/CF scaling.
  6. Yeah, it comes tomorrow, i was just making sure im not regretting anything. It seems the GX2 performs better by a small margin according to those links goonting gave me. Thanks! Ill stick with my financially friendly 260 = ] lol
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