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Windows 7: Nvidia or ATI i cant decide

06 Mar 2010   #11
Kipper

 

nVIDIA just release the specs on the 480 today or yesterday. Claiming that the new card matches up nicely with the current ATI 5870. LOL

That tells me the missed their target since the latest ATI is the 5970.

No, flaming, I am running nVIDIA 285 now myself and was looking forward to SLI a couple of the 480s.


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06 Mar 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
lol - my bad I haven't been keeping up with the lower end nvidia cards.

Although in regards to the OP's question, a GT 300 series is not a worthy upgrade to a GTX 260.

It's still either a 58xx, 59xx or 400 series card if they want to see an improvement.
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06 Mar 2010   #13
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I would definitely reccomend ATI, but thats just my opinion... its your choice
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07 Mar 2010   #14
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
lol - my bad I haven't been keeping up with the lower end nvidia cards.

Although in regards to the OP's question, a GT 300 series is not a worthy upgrade to a GTX 260.

It's still either a 58xx, 59xx or 400 series card if they want to see an improvement.
GT300 is OEM only though as far as I know.

So like what I said before as well, if you can wait, then wait until the end of the month for the GTX400s to come out and see where everything stands there.
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07 Mar 2010   #15
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
lol - my bad I haven't been keeping up with the lower end nvidia cards.

Although in regards to the OP's question, a GT 300 series is not a worthy upgrade to a GTX 260.

It's still either a 58xx, 59xx or 400 series card if they want to see an improvement.
right you are just another re-brand that they made oem only.
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07 Mar 2010   #16
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've got a GTX260 and a Radeon 5770.... The 260 performs better and is faster, while the 5770 has DX11.... But then again, I can't get either to work properly as you can see here
GTX260 Video Artifacting/BSODs
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07 Mar 2010   #17
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

For now, it's much better to go with ATi, the driver is MUCH better than the old days, and ATi has the Eyefinity, the long forgotten span mode for us Vista/7 users...

zzz2496
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07 Mar 2010   #18
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

5870 for performance, 4890 to save cash, onboard I would only use HD 4200.
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07 Mar 2010   #19
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

thanks for the replies guys i have been a nvidia person for a long while hence games always seem to advertise with nvidia graphics, i have seen the 5850 spec and compared to my 260gtx it seems to be miles ahead it run with ddr5 ram which is gonna be very quick and nvidia even with the latest 295 models still only run with ddr3 ram seems like ati are ahead in the market these days
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07 Mar 2010   #20
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Silly question really because you will get those with nvidia cards saying nvidia and those with ati saying......

What ever brand they have they are going to stick up for, it's called fanboism.

Also if you look around you will see different sites have differing bench results for the same cards which suggests it's not only the card but also the rest of the configuration, so take benches with a pinch of salt.

All the ati heads are buzzing right now because nvidia ballsed up on one of their drivers for once, something Ati are consistently good at.

Answer to your question is wait till the prices drop on the newer cards because non of them are worth 4/5 hundred pound.

Only you can decide by reading reviews etc because like I said it will all be biased on here.
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