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Old September 24, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Default ATI 4890 VS GTX 260 core 216 VS GTX 275

Hi, I'm looking for a new video card. Which of the following would be best? My resolution is 1680x1050

----------------Core Clock---- Stream Processors--- Memory Clock--- Memory Size---Memory interface
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GTX 275 ----------660----------240cor----------------2400-------------896 --------448bit

4890 ------------- 900 ---------800units--------------3900-------------1gb --------256bit

GTX260 -----------626 ---------216cor ---------------2106 ------------896 --------448bit
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GTX 275 Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-N275UD-896I GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

GTX 260 core 216 superclocked Newegg.ca - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

4890 Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-R489OC-1GD Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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Old September 24, 2009, 07:46 PM
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For that Res this probably suffice
NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 SC 55NM 626MHZ 896MB 2.1GHZ DDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1257-AR In Canada.


Thats a good price for the 55nm SC version.....not sure about the ATI Cards, perhaps those boys will chime in...

btw Be careful with Newegg.ca...seems by the time all is said and done thier seems to be a pretty substantial "shipping and handling" fee...

I stick to NCIX, DC or Bestdirect...don't forget to "pricematch" if you use NCIX..
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:17 PM
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GTX 260 216 is a good choice for today's games at that resolution, but if you want a little more juice to get through some future titles try the GTX275. BTW, they are also GREAT folding cards.
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:22 PM
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They'll all be excellent at that resolution. It's tight race for first between the GTX275 and 4890, with the 4890 coming ahead more often in this reveiw. -> Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Review
I say go with your gut on this one.
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Old September 24, 2009, 08:26 PM
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If you fold, get an Nvidia card. If you don't, I'd be tempted to get that 4890 with the HDMI connection and the Zalman cooler.
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For 1680x1050, a single 4870 or GTX260 is more than enough. However, out of those cards the 4890 is the best, unless you're a folder as SugarJ mentioned.
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Old September 25, 2009, 04:48 AM
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Yeah like SugarJ said, that Gigabyte 4890 is an amazing card. The Zalman cooler is really well fastened, looks hella nice with the nickel black plating, and runs cool. Me and my buddy just built his pc with it, and its beats my 260 o/c by about 10 fps in most games. The HDMI connection is a nice feature too.
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