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GTX 260 or 285 for new i7 gaming pc?

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June 9, 2009 7:32:01 PM

Hi, ive picked out almost all of my parts but i am stuck in choosing a gpu for my new i7 gaming pc. This is my first build and i was wondering which card would be good for me. I play pretty much all games, mostly online FPS and MMO's. I was wondering if i should get a gtx 285 or if that would be overkill and i should just got with the gtx 260. Here is the monitor i will be using.

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

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June 9, 2009 7:36:34 PM

get a 4890, it's cheaper than the GTX 285 but it is very close performance wise, and equals it when oc'ed.

then with the money you saved, get a bit more cash and wait for the DX11 cards and splash out on one of those.
June 9, 2009 7:41:53 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
get a 4890, it's cheaper than the GTX 285 but it is very close performance wise, and equals it when oc'ed.

then with the money you saved, get a bit more cash and wait for the DX11 cards and splash out on one of those.


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June 9, 2009 11:34:14 PM

I also am building a i7 Gaming Rig for mainly Call of Duty and Warhammer Onl, i have chosen the GTX 285. If i were you i would just look at benchmarks for the games you plan on using. ATI has higher benchmarks for some programs, and Nvidia trumps ATI on some programs. Since the 2 cards are not too terribly off each other in price or quality, just find the benchmarks that show the best results for what you plan on doing with it.

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June 10, 2009 12:20:33 AM

thuglife11 said:
Hi, ive picked out almost all of my parts but i am stuck in choosing a gpu for my new i7 gaming pc. This is my first build and i was wondering which card would be good for me. I play pretty much all games, mostly online FPS and MMO's. I was wondering if i should get a gtx 285 or if that would be overkill and i should just got with the gtx 260. Here is the monitor i will be using.

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


Easy, split the difference and go with a gtx 275. It doesn't produce much heat, use much power, and when over clocked it's almost on par with a gtx 285. It's a nice card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99 ($219.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Cryostasis game w/ registration at manufacturer website

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-275,226... <--- gtx 275, 260, 285, etc...performance charts

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-sli,229... <--- gtx 275's in SLI performance charts
June 21, 2009 5:34:21 AM

choosing a radeon over nvidia in terms od graphics card.... isn't most games developers make their games for the nvidia type of graphics card?
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