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November 15, 2009 5:00:08 PM

Alright, I've been researching video cards for some time now, and am wondering about a couple things:

The Nvidia GTX 295 seems to top almost all benchmark tests, especially with the Core i7 processor. However, it doesn't support DX11. Is the inability to support DX11 worth waiting on the GTX 300 series to come out, or grabbing a Radeon 5870 if it somehow becomes available?

The Radeon 5870 looks pretty impressive right now, and I'm tempted to wait on this. However, I've heard that the 4870 I believe is just as good on the benchmark tests because it has dual GPUs.

Really, I'm just wondering if it's worth it to wait for the 5870s to become available again, or wait on the GTX 300s? The other things I've read are that Nvidia has a leg up on ATI with Windows 7 support, which makes me side with Nvidia even more. I'm wondering what you guys think about this. Money is not an issue and I do plan to overclock/use SLI/Xfire in the future.

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November 15, 2009 5:17:55 PM

1) GTX295 and 5870 are about the same amount of performance
2) the 5870 is almost as powerful as the 4870X2 (notice the X2)
3) NVidia does not have a leg up with win7 support as they do not have a DX11 card
4) no one knows when the G300 is coming out, could be january, could be april, could be never

i would say get a 5870 if you can get one
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November 15, 2009 5:20:08 PM

mindless728 said:
1) GTX295 and 5870 are about the same amount of performance
2) the 5870 is almost as powerful as the 4870X2 (notice the X2)
3) NVidia does not have a leg up with win7 support as they do not have a DX11 card
4) no one knows when the G300 is coming out, could be january, could be april, could be never

i would say get a 5870 if you can get one


So I guess I'll be waiting on the 5870, unless there's some substantiated evidence of the GTX 300s coming out some time soon. I've also read a few things about an X2 version of the 5870 coming out as well. Thank you very much for your advice!
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