the 5830 is barely better than a gtx260. in fact in some games like Borderlands and Modern Warfare 2 the gtx260 is faster than a 5830.Aren't the 5830 and GTX285 pretty close to one another? Or is the GTX285 faster? If they are pretty close in performance, I'd get a 5830 since it'll be new and give you DX11 support. If the GTX285 is that much faster then the 5830, then I guess that's not a terrible price.
wow, I should definitely look out for those deals! Well, I will wait for fermi first i guess..The 5850's go on sale for $250-260 every now and then if you keep your eyes open. Given that, I wouldn't pay more than $200 for a GTX285.
yep, I just bought a xxx version of xfx 5850 for $275ish. 580 has been available for around $270 at multiple times, at one point it was even going for sub $250 (mid october)wow, I should definitely look out for those deals! Well, I will wait for fermi first i guess..
I thought they were always over $290...