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Looking to get a video card....

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March 12, 2009 12:43:19 PM

i recently bought a computer from newegg (see my build here), im am now looking to get a video card for around $200. I d like to spend as little as possible but if i can get a really good deal for $220-230 ill stretch my budget.

heres my question....i was looking at TomsHardware's Sum of FPS Benchmark Totals and noticed that GTX 260 896MB outperforms the HD4870 512MB, but what about the HD4870 1GB??? Does any one know how the HD4870 1GB compares to the GTX 260 896MB???

let me know what you think? Please tell me if you have any better suggestions for around this price range.

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March 12, 2009 12:54:50 PM

Personally I would go up for the HD4870 1GB. I got the HIS HD4870 1GB for $189 with free shipping, and I have it OCed at 790MHZ Idle Temp 42C, Full Load 68C

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March 12, 2009 1:21:39 PM

where did u get your card from?
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March 12, 2009 4:07:54 PM

I'd stick with nvidia because of driver problems with ATi i would hate to have a 200 dollar video card depreciate in value while i cant use it.
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March 12, 2009 4:23:33 PM

Overall the GTX260 selected is a little faster than the 1Gb HD4870;

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/evga-gef...

If you can get the rebate the prices are near enough the same but the EVGA card has a better warranty, the step-up and EVGAs ledgendary backup.
I`d say o for the GTX260.
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