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April 1, 2009 2:01:34 AM

i got a

phenom II x4 940 with a gigabyte 790x-ud4p mobo.

i was wondering about nvidia gfx card(gtx 280) on the board..

are they compatible? i heard there will be driver issues with amd cpu and a nvidia gpu.

so its better to have a amd cpu and gpu, even tho the 4870 might be slower then the gtx 280.

and also isnt there a price drop on the 4870 soonb?

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April 1, 2009 2:08:00 AM

Putting the 4870 on an AMD motherboard with an AMD CPU isn't going to make it perform like a GTX280. If you want the speed of the GTX280, you have to buy one. The only issue you'll have is not being able to CF/SLI the GTX280 latter if you want to. You can't multi GPU Nvidia cards on an AMD motherboard.

As for the price drop, probably. The "new" 4890 is coming, and is expected/rumored to replace the 4870. Its supposed to cost $260 however, so I'm not sure how much the 1GB 4870 will drop in price if at all. You probably should wait a few weeks to see how the new cards that are coming will effect the prices of the current ones. (unless you have money to burn...)
April 1, 2009 3:29:48 AM

4745454b said:
Putting the 4870 on an AMD motherboard with an AMD CPU isn't going to make it perform like a GTX280. If you want the speed of the GTX280, you have to buy one. The only issue you'll have is not being able to CF/SLI the GTX280 latter if you want to. You can't multi GPU Nvidia cards on an AMD motherboard.

As for the price drop, probably. The "new" 4890 is coming, and is expected/rumored to replace the 4870. Its supposed to cost $260 however, so I'm not sure how much the 1GB 4870 will drop in price if at all. You probably should wait a few weeks to see how the new cards that are coming will effect the prices of the current ones. (unless you have money to burn...)


....

i thought 4870 and the gtx280 had a similar performance with a slight better performance on the 280....
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April 1, 2009 1:21:17 PM

The 4870 is close to the GTX260. When the 4870 came out, Nvidia released the GTX260 216 to be on top again. AMDs only card that comes close to the GTX280 is the 4870x2. That said, for most of us, the 4870/GTX260 is fine. You really only need the GTX280 and above for massive monitors.
April 1, 2009 1:48:35 PM

4745454b said:
The 4870 is close to the GTX260. When the 4870 came out, Nvidia released the GTX260 216 to be on top again. AMDs only card that comes close to the GTX280 is the 4870x2. That said, for most of us, the 4870/GTX260 is fine. You really only need the GTX280 and above for massive monitors.



i got a 24 inch dell s2409w 1080p... does that count as massive?
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April 1, 2009 7:37:26 PM

Close. By massive I mean the big 2560x1600 monitors. 19x10 is pretty large, depending on the games you run the 4870/GTX260 is probably enough. The GTX280 will definitely handle that res better. So basically I wouldn't get anything smaller then the 4870/GTX260, get the GTX280 if you don't want to upgrade again soon or demand the highest settings. (and want/need 60FPS constant.)
April 1, 2009 8:37:32 PM

i dont know why it hasnt been mentioned but there IS an AMD/ATI Card that competes with the GTX 280 and its......

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 X2 (1GB or 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

So i think you should choose between the 4850 X2 or the GTX 280 its pretty much a toss up
April 1, 2009 9:26:27 PM

lasoski311 said:
i dont know why it hasnt been mentioned but there IS an AMD/ATI Card that competes with the GTX 280 and its......

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 X2 (1GB or 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

So i think you should choose between the 4850 X2 or the GTX 280 its pretty much a toss up


.............................................. FAIL...

GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the gtx280 was on sale for $290... (im from canada)

i THOUGHT 280 n 4870 had a similar performance thats why i didnt buyt it... cause the 4870 is around 240...
and a freind might get it for cheaper(his dad works for amd)


but damnit 4850x is around 400 bucks and 4870 x2 is around 600 bucks...

grrrrr

i thought 280 would have driver issue cause its gonna be on a AMD mobo and cpu...
should have bought 280 when i had the chance....
April 1, 2009 9:42:31 PM

you want to get the 4890 its out tomorrow, its cheaper than the 280 and will end up faster
April 1, 2009 9:48:09 PM

rangers said:
you want to get the 4890 its out tomorrow, its cheaper than the 280 and will end up faster


hmm currently the 280 is at 350..

so how much do u think the 4890 will be?
is there gonna be a price drop in 4870? cause if there is.. ill just get that.

i dont need constant 60fps. 30+ is fine for me.
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April 1, 2009 10:42:22 PM

The 4980 is supposed to cost $260. It will be (currently) cheaper then the GTX280, but it won't be as fast. Close, but it won't be as fast. The 4870 is supposed to stop being made as soon as the 4890 comes out. I'm not sure I believe this. The 4770 will be $99, the 4850 will be $130-150, the 4870 512MB will be $160-$200, the 4870 1GB will continue to be made, and will sit around $200. The overclocked 4870, er I mean the 4890 will start at $260, and make its way down to $230 over time. This is my guess, we'll have to wait and see how true it is.

Either the 4890 or the GTX280/285 will be fine. Not sure if I'd go the 4850x2 route. Some games don't support CF (GTA4 for example) and then you have only the 4850. Not the best of cards for high resolutions.
April 1, 2009 10:49:20 PM

4745454b said:
The 4980 is supposed to cost $260. It will be (currently) cheaper then the GTX280, but it won't be as fast. Close, but it won't be as fast. The 4870 is supposed to stop being made as soon as the 4890 comes out. I'm not sure I believe this. The 4770 will be $99, the 4850 will be $130-150, the 4870 512MB will be $160-$200, the 4870 1GB will continue to be made, and will sit around $200. The overclocked 4870, er I mean the 4890 will start at $260, and make its way down to $230 over time. This is my guess, we'll have to wait and see how true it is.

Either the 4890 or the GTX280/285 will be fine. Not sure if I'd go the 4850x2 route. Some games don't support CF (GTA4 for example) and then you have only the 4850. Not the best of cards for high resolutions.


o i see...

hmm guess i should have went with the gtx280 then.

again. my major worry is the compatiblity of a nvidia gfx on a amd mobo cpu.
my freind told me that it wont perform as well as a ati gfx card on a amd mobo.

or does that not matter at all?
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April 1, 2009 10:51:18 PM

4745454b said:
The 4980 is supposed to cost $260. It will be (currently) cheaper then the GTX280, but it won't be as fast. Close, but it won't be as fast. The 4870 is supposed to stop being made as soon as the 4890 comes out. I'm not sure I believe this. The 4770 will be $99, the 4850 will be $130-150, the 4870 512MB will be $160-$200, the 4870 1GB will continue to be made, and will sit around $200. The overclocked 4870, er I mean the 4890 will start at $260, and make its way down to $230 over time. This is my guess, we'll have to wait and see how true it is.

Either the 4890 or the GTX280/285 will be fine. Not sure if I'd go the 4850x2 route. Some games don't support CF (GTA4 for example) and then you have only the 4850. Not the best of cards for high resolutions.


The 4890 is faster than the gtx280. Period.
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April 1, 2009 11:29:18 PM

Quote:
or does that not matter at all?


It shouldn't. It plugs into the slot, thats all that matters.

Quote:
The 4890 is faster than the gtx280. Period.


Tomorrow we will see. It might hit GTX280 speeds in a few cases, but the GTX280 (and the GTX285 of course) will be faster overall. The next thing to consider is price, I expect the price of the GTX280 to be falling starting tomorrow. Time will tell, wait 24hr.
April 1, 2009 11:35:30 PM

^^ no its faster period
April 2, 2009 12:29:41 AM

replicat0r said:
.............................................. FAIL...

GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the gtx280 was on sale for $290... (im from canada)

i THOUGHT 280 n 4870 had a similar performance thats why i didnt buyt it... cause the 4870 is around 240...
and a freind might get it for cheaper(his dad works for amd)


but damnit 4850x is around 400 bucks and 4870 x2 is around 600 bucks...

grrrrr

i thought 280 would have driver issue cause its gonna be on a AMD mobo and cpu...
should have bought 280 when i had the chance....


u say FAIL but then make an argument that makes no sense based on what i was saying...

the 4850 X2 is comparable to the GTX 280 in performance and price

4850 X2 1GB = $260
4850 X2 2GB = $280

GTX 280 1GB = $290

the GTX 280 might perform a little bit better but the 4850 X2 is a little cheaper
April 2, 2009 1:22:47 AM

lasoski311 said:
u say FAIL but then make an argument that makes no sense based on what i was saying...

the 4850 X2 is comparable to the GTX 280 in performance and price

4850 X2 1GB = $260
4850 X2 2GB = $280

GTX 280 1GB = $290

the GTX 280 might perform a little bit better but the 4850 X2 is a little cheaper



i already said im in canada.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...

so the 280 was cheaper for $290 vs
$337 for 4850 X2 1GB
and $347 for X2 2G

so my argument is valid.
May 21, 2009 7:22:49 PM

I have a phenom II 940 BE on a asus m3n72-d mobo this is a SLI mobo 750a chipset from nvidia. I use a GTX 260 core 216, which is 189.00 at the moment on the egg!! Anyways, I can run anything on my 23" monitor 1920x1080 with this 1 card. Very fast!! GTA 4 runs at 45 FPS at 1920x1080 and Crysis warhead runs at 35 FPS at 1440 x 900 all high with physics, water, game effects and texture quality on enthusiest. So thats pretty repsectable for under 200 dollars!!!
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May 21, 2009 7:56:47 PM

We know you can run an nvidia card in an AMD machine.. don't pointlessly resurrect 2 month old threads with information a 4 year old can look up on google and understand...

Beyond that, you post doesn't even have anything to do with the line of discussion in the posts before it...
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