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Sparkle gtx260 or 4870 vapor-x

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August 4, 2009 12:28:55 PM

Hi guys
I have to decide on one of them today.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=0...
or
http://www.sparkle.com.tw/product_detail.asp?id=90&sub_...

Note that they have exactly the same price in my country(Turkey), 215 USD.

My screen is 19" and 1440x900.May be i'll move on a larger screen much later.

Thanks

Btw, my mainboard is Asus P5W DH Deluxe, which supports crossfire.I'm not leaning towards crossfire, yet.I don't know if i should consider it in the future.Because, probably a new gpu will come out a year later and beat two of 4870s easily...
August 4, 2009 12:51:46 PM

Why does nobody list the compatibility with SLI and Crossfire? If your motherboard supports one but not the other, it will be a cheaper upgrade down the line if you get that company (SLI-nVidia, Crossfire-AMD). However, a 260 will beat a 4870 in most benchmarks and I have not heard anything about the brand Sparkle, but Sapphire is notorious for having bad support.
August 4, 2009 1:00:57 PM

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August 4, 2009 1:16:28 PM

If you don't want crossfire, the 260 is a better choice. However 2 4850s will beat a 4890 in most games just as a quad-core smokes a dual-core in multithreaded applications.
August 4, 2009 2:13:47 PM

Why 260?
August 4, 2009 2:40:26 PM

Quote: "a 260 will beat a 4870 in most benchmarks"
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