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View Poll Results: HD 4870 1GB or GTX 260 core 216 for 1680x1050 gaming
HD 4870 1GB 2 16.67%
GTX 260 core 216 10 83.33%
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Old December 16, 2009, 04:01 AM
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Default GTX 260 core 216 or HD 4870 1GB?

Well, I am buying used cards so the offers I have are:
$120 for Diamond HD 4870 1GB.
$130 for Inno3d GTX 260 core 216
I play games on a 22" monitor with resolution of 1680x1050 widescreen.
which card should I buy?

My rig's specs:

OS: windows 7 64-bit
CPU: intel quad core Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
PSU: Corsair TX750w
Case: nzxt gamma with six 120mm fans
Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
RAM: 6 GB DDR2 -800+

I bought a used hd 5770 for $120; however, I keep on getting random death screens in the middle of playing games so I had to sell it for $150 hahaha. I don't know if it was because the card doesn't work well on windows 7 64-bit, or maybe my mobo was too old (Acer mobo with PCI-E 1.0), or maybe the card was faulty. I don't know how to know if any of those were true or not. So what tests should I do before I buy a used card to make sure it is performing fine.

Last edited by nammerduong; December 16, 2009 at 04:09 PM.
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Old December 20, 2009, 10:36 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
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Furmark is a good program to test the video card to see if it is working properly.

FurMark: Graphics Card Stability and Stress Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
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