4870 or 55nm 260?

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rgallant

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Apr 14, 2007
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Originally posted by: SlowSpyder
Originally posted by: schneiderguy
4870 1gb or gtx 260/gtx 260-216

The 512mb 4870 shouldn't even be in consideration... 512mb of memory isn't enough.
I do not agree with that statement. There is certainly benefit to the 1GB model, especially if you like AA or are using a 1980x1200 monitor. But even a 512MB card can still game pretty damn well these days.

Originally posted by: calvinet
Thanks very much for all the advice. I'm going with the cheaper 4870 1GB.
Good luck with your new card! I'm really enjoying my 4870 so far.
I have sli 8800gts 512 @ 1680 x 1050 E8600 @ 4.2
and vista logs reports error (I think 500 )-system out of vram hard drive thrashing has occured.
-in warhead , farcry2 , clearsky should have added that.
-had enough fps but still had to turn down settings
-512 vram you can live with if you have it , but I won't tell anyone to buy a card with 512vram today
-shortly 1gig won't be enough -per reviews of the gtx295
 

BlueAcolyte

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Nov 19, 2007
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Originally posted by: rgallant
Originally posted by: SlowSpyder
Originally posted by: schneiderguy
4870 1gb or gtx 260/gtx 260-216

The 512mb 4870 shouldn't even be in consideration... 512mb of memory isn't enough.
I do not agree with that statement. There is certainly benefit to the 1GB model, especially if you like AA or are using a 1980x1200 monitor. But even a 512MB card can still game pretty damn well these days.

Originally posted by: calvinet
Thanks very much for all the advice. I'm going with the cheaper 4870 1GB.
Good luck with your new card! I'm really enjoying my 4870 so far.
I have sli 8800gts 512 @ 1680 x 1050 E8600 @ 4.2
and vista logs reports error (I think 500 )-system out of vram hard drive thrashing has occured.
-in warhead , farcry2 , clearsky should have added that.
-had enough fps but still had to turn down settings
-512 vram you can live with if you have it , but I won't tell anyone to buy a card with 512vram today
-shortly 1gig won't be enough -per reviews of the gtx295
Oh this is ridiculous... Here I am chugging away with my formerly-state-of-the-art 8800GT
512mb. The 1GB was considered a waste A YEAR AGO. And now I don't have enough?
You know what kids, when I was your age, we had a 8800GT 256mb. Yea, that's right. (I'm 15 :p)

*Runs off and cries due to lack of upgrade money*
 

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