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Windows 7: 4870x2 or GTX 295?

17 Aug 2009   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
4870x2 or GTX 295?

So, i bought my new computer and i can Choose between those

So, if i will get the GTX 295, i will have to pay 250$ more than if i would have the 4870x2 from ATI.

So which one i choose?

I searched many websites making comparisons, and all of them are unfair.
For example, they run a Nvidia Based Benchmark on ATI, or vice-versa.
So, which one is better?

Thanks,
Alex.


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17 Aug 2009   #2
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Excuse me but can you tell me what motherboard you have?
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17 Aug 2009   #3
Sassa

 
 

GTX 295 is about 15% faster than 4870x2, but difference in price is too big (no cost effective).
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17 Aug 2009   #4
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Excuse me but can you tell me what motherboard you have?
I have the Intel X58.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
GTX 295 is about 15% faster than 4870x2, but difference in price is too big (no cost effective).
Ok, Thanks. I also wanted to know up to how much i can Crossfire the 4870x2. I mean, 2, 3, 4 times?
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17 Aug 2009   #5
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
I also wanted to know up to how much i can Crossfire the 4870x2. I mean, 2, 3, 4 times?
As far as I know Intel X58 based mainboard has only two PCI slots for ATI graphic cards.
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17 Aug 2009   #6
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Ok then its a free pick between the two(the mb is not
CF of SLI oriented)

The Ati has more shadders, supports directx 10.1 (if it means
anything to you), and has 2 GPUs(just like having CF)

The nvidia has less shadders(but they are "more powerful"),
PhysiX support, And 1 strong GPU(rather than Ati witch has 2x more the
power consumption)

I personaly would wait until Ati or Nvidia publish their first
DirectX 11 certified cards.
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17 Aug 2009   #7
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
I personaly would wait until Ati or Nvidia publish their first DirectX 11 certified cards.
I agree.

You can also read these articles about dx11 graphic cards for more info: Interesting articles about DirectX 11 Graphics Card
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17 Aug 2009   #8
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post

I personaly would wait until Ati or Nvidia publish their first
DirectX 11 certified cards.
Sassa beat me to it, but agreed none the less!
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17 Aug 2009   #9
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Ok then its a free pick between the two(the mb is not
CF of SLI oriented)

The Ati has more shadders, supports directx 10.1 (if it means
anything to you), and has 2 GPUs(just like having CF)

The nvidia has less shadders(but they are "more powerful"),
PhysiX support, And 1 strong GPU(rather than Ati witch has 2x more the
power consumption)

I personaly would wait until Ati or Nvidia publish their first
DirectX 11 certified cards.

Sorry to correct you but the GTX295 is a dual GPU card, it also comes in a dual GPU single PCB model as well.


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17 Aug 2009   #10
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Sorry to correct you but the GTX295 is a dual GPU card, it also comes in a dual GPU single PCB model as well.


doh! Ive mixed it with the 285 model! Thx for correcting me!
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