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4870 vs 9800GTX vs GTS250?? Which 1?

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November 30, 2009 6:36:37 AM

All the cards i can get for the exact same price $109 approx.

i will defer to you guys please help me i am torn.


Looking for $130 and under.

I like to game and i have a monitor capable of 1900x1080.

4870 ddr5 512 / GTS250 ddr3 512 / 9800gtx ddr3 512

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November 30, 2009 8:18:33 AM

i would suggest GTS250 because ATI cards will not support nvidia Physx....but if you want to buy a future proof graphic card then buy HD5750 or HD5770, it supports directx11....HD4870 is also a best choice by the way
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November 30, 2009 9:05:51 AM

hd 4870 , that price is really good .
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November 30, 2009 10:49:44 AM

HD 4870 will beat both those cards in gaming. The only drawback w/ all 3 cards is the 512mb memory. If you can find a deal on a 1gb version that will keep you going for another year or so; which you then can get a dx11 card from either manufacterer cheaper than they are now.
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November 30, 2009 4:22:10 PM

yeah , try to find a 1gb for under 130 then , that'll be good .
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November 30, 2009 4:43:37 PM

I use a 4870 512mb @ 1920x1080. While I regret not being able to afford the 1gb model at the time (they were all over $300CAD last march, and the 512mb i bought was on a one-day sale for 215, was a no brainer at the time) I have not had a crippled gaming experience. If you can't find a 1gb for a cheap enough price, a 512mb for 109 is still a killer deal, and the best of the 3 you have listed.
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November 30, 2009 5:00:43 PM

I would get a 5750 or 5770.... if you save up at least a bit more you can get a card that will last....
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November 30, 2009 5:35:08 PM

i am worried about the 128 bit on the 5750 vs the 4870 256 bit

Will 1GB help alot more or minamal
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November 30, 2009 5:44:12 PM

that is othe only drawback, but don't underestimate the power of the 5750.. It basically performs on the same level as the GTS 250 and if overclocked a bit it will match the 4870's performance in some games....

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5750-review-cro...

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November 30, 2009 5:51:16 PM

Of the 3 you mentioned, the 4870 is the best.

I got a 1 GB 4870 for $125 after receiving a $20 rebate. I think the prices went up a little after I got mine.

$109 for a 4870, even a 512 MB, is a good deal.

I don't know if I benefit from the extra memory or not. I run 1920x1200. My gut tells me the extra memory mainly makes a difference when running 2560x1600.
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November 30, 2009 6:07:16 PM

^^ the 4870 no longer sells for that cheap, now the cheapest 4870 is around 150.00$

At this point I would opt for a next-gen GPU....
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