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GTX 280 or HD4870

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WARHAMSTER, 16 Sep 2008.

  1. WARHAMSTER

    WARHAMSTER New Member

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    Taking the current prices from Scan.co.uk as the example.

    HD4870 -- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=831077 £180ish delivered

    or

    GTX280 -- http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=832699 £255ish delivered

    As you can see the gtx280 has dropped in price recently. Am I mad to by it given I have a 1680x1050 monitor?

    It will replace my X1950XTX and with be kept for at least 18 months. I intend to upgrade to Core i7 with new RAM and mobo (but not monitor, case, hd's etc.) around Xmas.

    Is worth the extra money for a wee bit more future proofing? I intend to pick up Far Cry 2, Crisis Warhead, Fall Out 3 as they come out.

    Got to spend some money before the other half mentions something sensible.;)

    D.
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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  3. moonlight

    moonlight New Member

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    I would like to go with GTX280
     
  4. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Well, if you upgrade from a X1950XTX either one is a major jump up :lol:

    I don't think you'll notice the difference between GTX280 and HD4870 on a 22" screen. Unless you plan on upgrading your monitor aswell anytime soon, save yourself the cash and buy the HD4870 and some beer :D
     
  5. sjhujh

    sjhujh Member

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    either would be a good chouice for that res, but i think the extra grunt of the GTX280 will give it better longevity.

    So GTX280 unless you can't afford the extra...
     
  6. heir flick

    heir flick Active Member

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    im using a 4870 with a 24" monitor and im chuffed to bits with it
     
  7. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I've got a 4870 in my main rig, and I'm loving games @ 1,680 x 1,050 with 8xAA :)
     
  8. spoon.uk

    spoon.uk Frag Me Bitch!

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    My vote goes to GTX280 ;)
     
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  10. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Personally I'd want a GTX280 but that's just because I've been green since the Voodoo.

    The HD4870 would probably be a better bet, for the price and the relatively small real world performance difference, I couldn't in good conscience pay the extra £75 for the nVidia.
     
  11. WARHAMSTER

    WARHAMSTER New Member

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    Yes but performance should be about the same difference. ;) There's also a new 260 arriving soon...
     
  13. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    GTX280
    I also have been green since 3dfx:) I say GTX280 or new 55nm GTX280, IF ti comes out.. I sold my GTS512 2 months ago and waiting for a new GTX. For me is like 2 times powerful card (I play at 1920x1200, 24")
     
  14. Major

    Major Guest

    4870 4tw tbfh imo.

    ;)
     
  15. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    qft. :lol:

    Okay, it really is a good card for the price. It runs hot but it has a temp-controlled fan so that basically is ATI's decision.
     
  16. WARHAMSTER

    WARHAMSTER New Member

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    Jeez I'd hate to see your text messages. Probably need MI6 to decode the them.

    WARHAMSTER is ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING

    I've ordered the red one BY THE WAY from Amazon for £170 delivered.

    I'll use the money saved for beer and chocolate.
     
  17. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    its a bit of a no brainer really

    4870 will be mine soon.....
     
  18. Major

    Major Guest

    4tw gd choice gl + hf wiv 4870. :p
     
  19. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    You do that just to torment people don't you.
     
  20. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    Well it's not as if people would write like that normally ...:rolleyes:
     

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