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Ultra54
11-19-2008, 11:51 AM
What is the cheapest version and is it possible to find one for 319 bucks? Is it any good compared to say a GTX260 OC? Discuss.

Upper Decker
11-19-2008, 12:15 PM
no dice on that, i just ordered my BFG GTX 260 OC for 289$. its supposed to be hands down better than the 4870. I only went with nvidia for the price as both cards seem to be powerhouses. The 4870x2's run 600$ minimum(that i can find).

Cruel_Intentions
11-19-2008, 01:22 PM
Here's a link to a fairly decent chart that compares video cards across a wide variety of applications:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-charts-q3-2008/benchmarks,30.html

Killswitch
11-19-2008, 06:31 PM
What is the cheapest version and is it possible to find one for 319 bucks? Is it any good compared to say a GTX260 OC? Discuss.
What size of a monitor are you running? I'm happy with my 4870 512mb card on a 22" widescreen.

Ultra54
11-20-2008, 12:29 AM
I have a 24" widescreen and the reason I was asking about the card was I saw what I thought was a 4870X2 at Future Shop open box for 319. It turned out to be a 3870X2...lol.

filthy
11-20-2008, 09:16 PM
I got an EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 superclocked for $337 shipped, and haven't looked back since. Powerhouse of a card with the EVGA warranty and customer care. Only problem is the dollar took a dump and now it's $400+ card.

I recently read a review of a BFG GTX260 maxcore OC, also very impressive. Adding the extra 24 cores, shader, processors of wtf you wanna call em made a nice boost.

A 216 core GTX260 is a very good card, seeing as the GTX280 and 4870X2 are wildly expensive. A 4870 nicely cooled will also yield very good results.

Madmax
11-20-2008, 10:57 PM
I would get 2 x 4850's.

Ultra54
11-21-2008, 12:36 AM
I,m sure that would be killer but I cheesed out before and got a solid oc'ing mobo without dual slots so economically that rules that out.

Madmax
11-21-2008, 09:03 AM
I,m sure that would be killer but I cheesed out before and got a solid oc'ing mobo without dual slots so economically that rules that out.

Ah well then dual cards is not an option ..... well then 4870x2 or the Nvidia 260 or 280 is the options then and which is better is users preference.

Check a lot of reviews based on the 4870x2 and the GTX 280 and 260.

Killswitch
11-21-2008, 03:36 PM
The 1gb version of the 4870 may also be an option since you have a 24" monitor.

Madmax
11-21-2008, 04:29 PM
All i run is 1 x HD4850 and it is all you need for many games today and near future.

I Average 130-190 FPS in COD World At War using a custom config .. depends on map i am on ... lowest i have seen is 93-120 in certain map areas.