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I7 920 + Rad 5870 vs i7 860 + GTX 260

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May 3, 2010 3:53:27 PM

I'm looking to buy a new dell and I came across two configurations that I need help choosing between. I really only want to use this system for gaming.

Studio XPS 9000:
Intel® Core™ i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz)
9GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5

Studio XPS 8100:
Intel® Core™ i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs
nVidia GeForce GTX260 1792MB GDDR3.

I've heard that the Core i7 860 is better for gaming due to its better turbo capabilities; however, I have also seen that the HD 5870 has better memory and performance at 1920 x 1080 resolutions.

If any of you were in my position, which system would you choose? Is there a significant difference in gaming performance?

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May 3, 2010 5:28:28 PM

this is why intel fanbois piss me off, because someone will come on the site and ask if a gtx260 or a 5870 is better for gaming, OP this is not geared toward you, it just sickens me that you would be so misinformed that you would even need to ask this question,

In short, the 5870 will give you more than twice the performance you will see with the gtx260, even pairing the gtx260 with a i7 980x will loose miserably at high resolutions,

far cry 2 gameplay


http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5870-review-tes...
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May 3, 2010 5:42:31 PM

OP the stronger video card out of those two is the 5870, so thats your best choice in that regard. The 920 also has turbo, but more conservative. It will clock to 2.8x, and will not bottleneck those video cards.
Stop trolling Xaira, where did you dream up this rant about intel and fanbois ? From simple question ? On a question of graphic cards.
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May 3, 2010 5:59:16 PM

well i'm hardware developer.

1. if you have more money.

CPU : Intel core i7 extreme 980X(GulfTown) O.C 4.71Ghz

GPU : EVGA GTX480 D5 1.5GB SLI 4WAY

Mainborad : EVGA X58 SLI Classified E760..

Memory Card : Dreamware DDR3 PC3-8500 ECC Mac Pro 4g(x6) = 24G

HDD : Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (SATA 6Gbps/7200/64M)

SSD : 128GB/2.5inch/ Transcend

Power supply : Enermax Revolution85+ ERV1250EGT

Case : PC-P80 (this is my chapter 7 part one rig hardcore gaming big tower desktop.)

2. if you doesn't have more money.

core i7 Intel® Core™ i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz => 4.0ghz O.C if you could be does overclocking) <== you must be choice for the cheap or amd x6 thuban series 2.8ghz => 4.0 ghz

gtx 260 or gtx 285 <== this is make your choice.



well ATI radeon architecture is most win.

but ATI radeon gpu catalyst driver has still have much more faults.

that is problem.

but Nvidia gpu driver has most better for performance.
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May 3, 2010 6:06:11 PM

dont listen to the tard above me, 5870 is a better choice no matter, ATI drivers are good never had problems with em.

also take into power and heat and noise so ull have clear winner
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May 3, 2010 6:35:39 PM

notty22 said:
OP the stronger video card out of those two is the 5870, so thats your best choice in that regard. The 920 also has turbo, but more conservative. It will clock to 2.8x, and will not bottleneck those video cards.
Stop trolling Xaira, where did you dream up this rant about intel and fanbois ? From simple question ? On a question of graphic cards.



i answered the question and expressed my displeasure at the fact that the question needed to be asked in the first place (because of endless misinformation), wheres the rant???
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May 3, 2010 8:28:10 PM

xaira said:
i answered the question and expressed my displeasure at the fact that the question needed to be asked in the first place (because of endless misinformation), wheres the rant???

Surely the point of this fourm is to inform the missinformed and NOT rant about what YOU hate! therefore makeing users less likely to ask for the help they FEEL they need.

I am an Intel/Nvidia fan but admit the ATI out of those 2 is the better card and would say so without your silly comment.
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May 10, 2010 2:05:15 AM

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