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NVIDIA Equivalent of Radeon 4870?

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March 1, 2009 8:25:20 AM

Helllo everyone.

I was thinking on purchasing a 4870 for my next desktop computer build. I was just wondering though, what's the NVIDIA equivalent of this card?

Which one would you suggest I purchase? Thanks.
March 1, 2009 9:37:16 AM

why not HD4870 !!?
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March 1, 2009 10:54:07 AM

the nvidia equivalent would be the GTX280!

Seems on a whole that the HD4870 is faster and uses GDDR5 rather than GDDR3, which apparently promises 3x the speed of GDDR3.

Although I would say that the GTX280 has more stable drivers.
March 1, 2009 10:58:03 AM

The GTX 260 is the NVIDIA equivalent to the 4870.Depending on where you are,bothe cards will be similarily priced.To be honest,it really depends on what you play.I've always enjoyed NVIDIA cards,even though they cost more on release.Goodluck.

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March 1, 2009 11:46:32 AM

4870=GTX260.
March 1, 2009 11:58:57 AM

oh, well in that case the 4870 destroys the GTX260. Although, if you want to overclock your card I would go for the GTX260 as they seem to be better overclockers. Also, the GTX260 is cheaper, cooler and uses less power when running on idle. Oh and its generally cheaper!!!
March 1, 2009 12:33:55 PM

They would have meant GTX260 216 core.
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March 1, 2009 12:34:15 PM

With current drivers it's pretty much (depending on game) 4870 512 = GTX260 192 and 4870 1GB = GTX260 216
March 2, 2009 7:07:47 PM

Peaks said:
oh, well in that case the 4870 destroys the GTX260


In what possible case does the 4870 "destroy" the gtx 260? If you use it as a hammer?
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March 2, 2009 7:27:00 PM

Who says the 4870 doesn't OC well? I have my core at 825 from 750. and Memory at 1050 from 900. It can actually push higher but this was much more stable in all cases.

The 4870 and GTX260(216) Trade punches all day long.
March 2, 2009 7:35:25 PM

I believe the 4870 had an advantage with AA? I do love my gtx260 though... Just overclock that gtx260 and ur good tooo gooooo!
March 2, 2009 8:22:05 PM

mrcrybaby said:
I believe the 4870 had an advantage with AA? I do love my gtx260 though... Just overclock that gtx260 and ur good tooo gooooo!


Hello fellow xfx Black Edition member :D 
March 2, 2009 8:44:38 PM

djcoolmasterx said:
Hello fellow xfx Black Edition member :D 


alo! how's ur workin out?? No problems here so far :) 
March 2, 2009 9:00:23 PM

A couple of wierd brown or green crashes with some drivers at high clock speeds, other then that great. :) 

Still havn't been able to get rid of the free copy of farcry 2....
March 3, 2009 10:15:47 AM

HD4870 have advantage with AA & AF(may be because of DX10.1)..
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