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Need help fast!!! Sale item!EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 VS SAPPHIRE HD 4870

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March 19, 2009 12:46:11 AM

EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 576MHZ 896MB 2GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card
$224.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36546&promoi...
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SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail -$ $243.99


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


on a GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard and phenom II 940


best bang for the bucks for gamin n hd multimedia
March 19, 2009 12:50:10 AM

If you want to keep the crossfire open, stay with 4870 1gb.

the gtx 260 you can't sli if you come down with more money down the line.

Back in forth these cards will fight.

the gtx 260 is better than the 4870 in some resolutions, as the 48701gb is better than the 260 in higher resolutions.

they vary off, but, i'd stick with the sapphire 4870 1gb.
March 19, 2009 12:59:41 AM

frys has 260s for $160 after rebates
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March 19, 2009 1:01:58 AM

fullmetall said:
If you want to keep the crossfire open, stay with 4870 1gb.

the gtx 260 you can't sli if you come down with more money down the line.

Back in forth these cards will fight.

the gtx 260 is better than the 4870 in some resolutions, as the 48701gb is better than the 260 in higher resolutions.

they vary off, but, i'd stick with the sapphire 4870 1gb.


thank u very much.

im in canada so frys dont work with me
March 19, 2009 1:02:14 AM

he's in Canada by the way.
March 19, 2009 1:04:52 AM

sorry missed that

EVGA GTX 260 896MB PCI-Express 2.0 Video Card
$30.00 Rebate

EVGA:
FRYS.com #: 5636781
The EVGA GeForce GTX 260 graphics card rips through DirectX 10 games at blazing fast frame rates and enables realistic physical motion and massively destructible environments with NVIDIA's new PhysX. technology. And that's not all. The EVGA GeForce GTX 260 graphics card also supports extreme HD (2560x1600) resolutions, and gives your system the power of up to 196 multi-threaded processor cores, offloading the most intensive processing tasks from your CPU to your Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

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Store Pickup: Available


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Price: $ 199.99
After Rebate: $ 169.99


March 19, 2009 1:08:58 AM

The, 4870's spec from a store would say the same thing hah.

have fun.
April 14, 2009 12:33:03 AM

I am in the same situation but deciding between a XFX 4870 1G at $225 using rebate at tigerdirect.ca with $4 shipping or the EVGA 260 GTX at ncix.ca for my brother I am from too Canada. If you are leaning towards the 4870 get the xfx has I think it has the double lifetime warrenty, so better resell value I would contact the company to make sure and it has the fan blower cooling solution to blow hot air out. If I get the 260 GTX I would try to overclock it to exact specs as the OC version. EVGA also has a lifetime warrenty and the card does a bit better if your able to overclock. Check out reviews at hardwarecanucks.com http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

I have a visiontek 4870 512mb it does pretty good but I am CPU limited so I haven't seen it's full performance.
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