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Windows 7: Sapphire 4870 1Gb or XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition?

30 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
Sapphire 4870 1Gb or XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition?

Guys,please help me!Tell me your opinion about these two cards.Which one is better and faster?I am Nvidia/Intel fan but if ati card is better im gonna buy it soonest i can
Sorry for my bad english

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01 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Thanks for your answers!
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01 Oct 2009   #3
Zeca Urubu

Seven Ultimate x86

Two sites with review for GTX 260 and tests results including HD4870 in same configuration:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 260/280 Review : Introduction - Review Tom's Hardware
GeForce GTX 260 review

In my opinion 4870 is a better choice for you. With a some money you can buy a HD5850, new graphic card from AMD eand great performance
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02 Oct 2009   #4

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Careful with the XFX 260 I plan on buying a 260 really soon here but careful cause from a few people a few of the model 260's, XFX offers heatsink suck, its just a big aluminuim block so ya just make sure =P

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02 Oct 2009   #5


i have the 65nm revision of the XFX GTX260 B.E.

the card is an absolute monster..... idles @ 43c (stock fan speed) & loads out @ 55c (with 75% fan speed), build quality was superb on the early GT200s but the introduction of the 55nm refresh has brought a drop in cooling performance & general build quality..

if you can get a 65nm XFX B.E. 260 ''grab it!!'' it'll outperform that 4870 1gb, the XFX B.E. 260 out performs the vanilla GTX280

it also comes with every accessory you'll ever need & it has a lifetime warranty.

just my 2 cents...
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02 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

For about $30 more you can get Sapphire 4890.
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