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Which GFX card is best for my res
Sep 3, 2009, 9:46 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
CPU- AMD PHENOM II TRI CORE 720
Mobo- ASUS M3A79-T DELUXE
hdd- 500gb sata2
disc drive- dvdrw sata
Sep 4, 2009
Sep 3, 2009, 9:49 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).
Sep 3, 2009, 9:58 PM
ATI have new cards coming out already? some many cards coming out so fast these days! I cant keep up!
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
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Sep 3, 2009, 10:00 PM
A 260 + game + beer = instant gratification.
Sep 3, 2009, 10:01 PM
That is very tempting :P
Sep 3, 2009, 11:10 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.
Sep 3, 2009, 11:46 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
Sep 4, 2009, 12:49 AM
More likely the new cards will just be priced higher and the old cards will stay about the same as they are now.
Sep 4, 2009, 1:05 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.
Sep 4, 2009, 1:18 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.
Sep 4, 2009, 1:19 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.
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