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Which GFX card is best for my res

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 3, 2009 9:46:29 PM

Im currently running a 9800gt in my system and my games at 1680x1050

Im looking at buying a GTX 260 (216) at $113 and an ATI 4890 at $120 (its on offer) the prices should be in english pounds but for some reason i dont have a pound key :S

The GTX comes with the new Batman game and some 3d glasses or something and the 4890 doesnt have any bundle

My system:
GFX- 9800gt
hdd- 500gb sata2
disc drive- dvdrw sata
Ram- 2gig
Wireless card


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a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 9:49:16 PM

4890 at £120 is an absolute steal. At those prices, it's the easy choice even with Batman on the 260.

The 260 is a very capable card however, and you can't really go wrong with it at that price either.

You might want to wait a week or two until you see the new ATI's (that's why these awesome cards are so cheap right now).
September 3, 2009 9:58:04 PM

ATI have new cards coming out already? some many cards coming out so fast these days! I cant keep up! :o 

I will most likely be waiting a week or so anyway while i get some funding sorted if the prices go down even lower then i cant lose :D 
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 10:00:20 PM

A 260 + game + beer = instant gratification.
September 3, 2009 10:01:36 PM

That is very tempting :p 
a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 11:10:08 PM

I hate Nvidia I really do, but that 260 bundle is exceptionally good value and I can't lie about it.

But I'd still take the 4890, reason being you might think Batman sucks then you paid £7 less for a card that isn't as good as the 4890.

Imo, hold on another week or two and see what ATI release at the £100 mark.
September 3, 2009 11:46:13 PM

yeh sounds like a good idea to wait for a bit, besides when they come out the prices of today's cards should hopefully drop even more :) 
a c 271 U Graphics card
September 4, 2009 12:49:11 AM

More likely the new cards will just be priced higher and the old cards will stay about the same as they are now.
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2009 1:05:15 AM

Yes the new cards will be priced higher, ofc they will. But you do get what you pay for.

If I had to buy a dx10 card right now, I'd be worried that dx11 turns out to be really, really awesome. We just don't know enough yet, best to wait.
a c 271 U Graphics card
September 4, 2009 1:18:08 AM

Well I don't feel that the Ati cards will be worth paying more for, but I agree with the waiting part as it's still unknown just how much better the Nvidia cards will be.
a c 358 U Graphics card
September 4, 2009 1:19:28 AM

ATI may have new cards coming out soon; they will make an announcement on Sept 10th. The initial cards are expected to cost about $300 for the HD5870 and $250 for the HD5850.

If someone has offered you the HD4890 for $120, then grab it ASAP. It won't drop to that price when the HD5xxx come out.