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Gtx 260 or 4870 with a new screen

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 23, 2009 9:48:34 PM


I’m going to buy a new screen in a few days. It’s native resolution’s going to be 1680x1050. Now I have geforce 8800GT so I’ll need a new one if I want to play newest games. I’m thinking about Geforce GTX 260 or Radeon 4870. Which one of them would be better in games (that’s what I mainly use computer for). Or maybe I should get a little extra money and buy Radeon 4890?

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October 23, 2009 9:50:47 PM

Oh and will my Chieftec 450W survive these cards?
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 23, 2009 9:52:17 PM

The radeon 4890 is the best $170 card on the market.
The Radeon HD5770 is the newest $170 card on the market (DX11, etc).
The Radeon 4870 is the cheapest $120 card on the card (matches the 5770 in perf).

As for your powersupply, it should be fine so long as the efficiency is above 70%. Check the amperage on the 12V.
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October 23, 2009 10:04:17 PM

Well I've read a lot of reviews and tests of 260 and 4870 and their performance is similar with a little advantage for 4870.

Hovewer I've always had a Geforce card and so far I've never regreted it.
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2009 10:08:35 PM

Then perhaps the query was unnecessary.
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2009 10:11:33 PM

The 4870 is definitely the stronger GPU at your resolution in most games. Don't let brand preference stand in the way of facts. Just look up the results for the games you will be playing at 1680x1050 and let the results speak for themselves.
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 23, 2009 10:12:05 PM

Go with the HD5770.
October 23, 2009 10:14:30 PM

I don't have enough money for 5770 or 4890. I'll check out these resulst
a c 130 U Graphics card
October 24, 2009 12:32:55 AM

You have enough for the HD5770, because the average 4870 is $140, with the 5770 being either $160 or $150. But hey, the 4870 is a great card too.
a b U Graphics card
October 24, 2009 1:27:50 AM

At this point I don't see where anyone would benefit off of a last-gen GPU. Just get a 5 series that will fit your budget and you will be fine.