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HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB IceQ 4+ Turbo VS GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked

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March 8, 2009 10:11:43 PM

Which of this 2 video cards is the best and fastest in games? Both have similar prices please can you all tell me why one is better than the other? How much difference in performance are both apart?

This is where i want to buy them:

HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



"My Budget is in this prices".

More about : radeon 4870 1gb iceq turbo geforce gtx 260 superclocked

a c 529 U Graphics card
March 8, 2009 10:25:11 PM

They are very similar in performance, and both are very good. Don't anguish over any minute differences. If you have one predominate game you play, one might be better than the other, but in general, they are the same.

If you already have ati, buy ati, or, if you already have nvidia, buy nvidia. You won't have to change drivers, and installation will be easier.
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March 8, 2009 10:52:06 PM

the 4870 is the better card
a c 529 U Graphics card
March 8, 2009 10:52:53 PM

cyberman86 said:
Also i just saw the ATI 3870 X2, is this card even faster than the HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo and the GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked?
Since it has bigger core clock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't think it is as fast as the previous two. I would always pick a vga card with a single gpu over two because scaling is not good in all games.
March 8, 2009 11:09:48 PM

the 4850X2 has seen some issues with game/drivers since I don't think it is an officially supported card. I personally would go with the 4870.
March 9, 2009 12:00:34 AM

the last resort said:
the 4850X2 has seen some issues with game/drivers since I don't think it is an officially supported card. I personally would go with the 4870.



Not true! HD4850 x2 has been officially supported by ATI since cat 9.1, that is January of this year.
Please do not spread rumors if you dont own the card.
I have the hd4850 x2 1GB and I have zero issues. The only thing is that I have a HDTV and I game at 1900 x 1080 with everything at max so I need at least 1 GB of video ram
if you are to buy the HD 4850 x2 make sure you ge tthe 2GB version since it's 1GB per GPU or if you get two hd 4xxx in crossfire make sure you pick the 1 GB versions.

Cheers!


EDIT: Yes the HD4850 x2 is faster than the GTX260 and the GTX280, just search for some of the most recent benchmarks on the web using the 8.12 hot fix drivers or cat 9.1 drivers.
It does produce a lot of heat so make sure you have a proper cooling and air flow in your case. if you dont just go for the HIS 4870 1GB. You can crossfire it later as prices drop when ATI releases the 4890.



March 9, 2009 3:00:54 AM

Go with a cheaper GTX 260, like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . Thats a stock speed one, but this one is OCed to 655mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , but the PCB is a awful mismatch red. Dont spend $265 on a GTX 260, I dont care what the clock speeds are, because at that point youve ventured close to GTX 280 price territory.

IceQ cooler is nice, but that card isnt worth $250, espically when you can get a base 512mb 4870 for $170. Or, this 1GB 4870 for $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... .
March 9, 2009 4:19:46 AM

spathotan said:

IceQ cooler is nice, but that card isnt worth $250, espically when you can get a base 512mb 4870 for $170.



I would agree here. Dont spend so much money for the HD4870 1GB

Just get the lower priced HD 4870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161269

for $189.00 if you want better coolingyou can always get an after market cooler and oc the card to 800MHz or beyond for only $30 extra.
That's what I am doing.Check out the Acellero Twin Turbo Heatsink/Fan.
With this baby you can get the card up to 825-840MHz GPU