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Head. Must. Not. Explode... HD v NV for Gaming?...

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
December 10, 2009 8:27:22 PM

Hi there

Wondered if you could help with the choice between these two specs for gaming:


i5-750 ~ ATI HD-4870 ~ 8MB / 6GB DDR3 ~ 1333Mhz / 2.66Ghz

against

i5-750 ~ NVidia GTS-240 ~ 8MB / 6GB DDR3 ~ 1066Mhz / 2.66Ghz


I haven't got much choice out there as I'm now a bit pushed for time too for getting a machine for someone as a gift for Christmas!


Thanks in advance

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2009 8:45:15 PM

Actually I would recommend an HD 5770. It performs about the same as a 4870 while consuming less power, running WAYYYY cooler, and supporting DirectX 11.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 10, 2009 8:49:59 PM

And a GT240 is about the same as a 9600GT, so about two tiers below the 48xx series ATi card.
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Anonymous
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a b 4 Gaming
December 10, 2009 9:11:33 PM

Thanks. I don't think a 5770 would be within budget.

I suppose I could always update the GTS-240 later if needed.
December 10, 2009 11:56:46 PM

Go with the 4870. It's faster than the 5770 and much faster than the GTS240. Power-wise, it isn't that bad.