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which is better ATI's Radeon 4870X2 or nVidia's GTX280

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 11, 2008 2:07:09 PM

Im buildin a new system and want to know which gpu to go for ... the 4870X2 or the GTX280, im also comsidering the 9800GX2...

i have a 24" widescreen

im gonna get:
an ASUS Rampage 2 Extreme X58 Motherboard
Core i7 940 processor

i want to know which gpu is better , im not goin to be gettin another gpu for a while so i wont be usin SLI or Crossfire ... am also not goin to be ocin .. so i basically want to know which card will give the best performance when i playy games like crysis and far cry 2 ...

ive been reasearchin for weeks and cant make up my mind :pt1cable:  ... im currently thinking of goin for the 4870x2...

PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!! :??: 
December 11, 2008 2:17:03 PM

where do you research, in your bathroom ;) 

4870x2 as simple as that
December 11, 2008 2:17:25 PM

i know this has been asked many times ...
i thought ill just strt my own thread and get a direct answer for myself since i keep readin diff answers in other threads ...
i just cant make up my mind!!!
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December 11, 2008 2:19:24 PM

the reason i wasnt sure abt the 4870x2 is coz i always thought nvidia was a much better company and i also came across one site which said tht the gtx280 was much better ... cant remember wheere i read it though
December 11, 2008 2:21:12 PM

i also want to know which brand to go for when i get the gpu...
December 11, 2008 2:30:27 PM

coz i can keep specifying on the question and get an answer for it ... now stop bein a total jackass and help me choose if u can...
December 11, 2008 2:43:10 PM

ASUS EAH4870X2/HTDI/2G/A Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit GDDR5

This one has the best warranty.
Factory warranty 2 years
Plus Newegg
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December 11, 2008 2:43:56 PM

get the 4870x2 dude. No big deal.
December 11, 2008 3:33:08 PM

easy choice 4870x2
December 13, 2008 4:14:17 AM

k... ill go for the 4870x2 ...
thks for the input...
June 8, 2009 6:15:40 PM

if your going with the i7 processor go with the 4870 regardless cause i have read that nvidia for some reason has well not bad but the ati runs better from what i have heard. I too am getting an i7 processor
a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2009 6:26:13 PM


Sigh, sorry for that.

Read the bloody thread date and don't post pointless things months after the OP stopped caring..

Noone cares that you are getting an i7 or about your random unsubstantiated claims.
June 8, 2009 6:46:21 PM

+1............. knotknut
June 8, 2009 7:02:46 PM

the HD4870X2

hint try to get the asus tri fan as the stock cooler on them are like a jet :o