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Old August 16, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Well... I play at 1920X1200.

As for my power supply... it can handle pretty much anything!
Your PSU is fine.

Its a hard decision to make. The 4870x2 is pretty much a gigantor resolution winner. But the gtx280 keeps up with lower resolutions (generally).

I'd go with the 4870x2 just because it will last slightly longer, but I would definately wait until the price settles in about a month.
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Old August 16, 2008, 12:22 AM
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ps. i more care about quality products like nvidia... next to preformance per dollar ;p
You can call them quality all you want, but its somewhat untrue in a time when they're accused of making flawed GPUs Nvidia G92s and G94 reportedly failing

Both companies make solid products, and both companies have their troubles with QC now and again.
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Old August 16, 2008, 12:26 AM
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I think I'll just keep my current setup for a while and see what happens with the 4870 X2.

If the price drops enough to make it worth it, I'll go for it. Same for the nVidia die shrink.

LOL It's nice to be spoiled for choice.
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Old August 16, 2008, 12:29 AM
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Sounds like a solid plan.
Anywho, your current setup should last you for a bit, and when the prices are ready, those cards will be ripe for the picking.
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You can call them quality all you want, but its somewhat untrue in a time when they're accused of making flawed GPUs Nvidia G92s and G94 reportedly failing

Both companies make solid products, and both companies have their troubles with QC now and again.

i really dont refer to nvidia core.. i refer to known quality company such as evga, bfg or xfx...


for many year, i used nvidia card and it (ti4200 included) never failed me... i will see about my new $300 9800gx2


ps. that link... something i would like to ignore rumors and whatever... just bad luck... i mean probably 60% people use nvidia (from very low end to every high end models)
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I struggled with this for a while, and the final thing for me was, every machine I work with
has a nvidia card in it, home and work.
I like their drivers and like a comfy chair Iím used to it.
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I had/have been having this debate for a while now. And although the 4870X2 is going to be severe overkill for the time being on my 1680x1050 monitor, in the future I plan on scaling up in resolution... way up (I'm probably going to make a post about it on this forum now actually.... lol). So for the future-proofness, the fact that Havoc already works on it (which is more widely used than PhysX), PhysX support is Probably coming the ATI cards in the near future and for the super-high resolutions.... Well, my choice is obvious. hehe. ATI ftw.
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I went for 2x Sapphire 4870s on 1 rig, and BFG GTX280 on the other. We'll see how that evolves in a year.
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the 4870x2 IS a single card, just like the 9800gx2. Dual GPU cards arent 2 cards, they are a means to a faster single card much like dual cores.
From what I have read that is not true. The 4870x2 relies on CrossFire to get the performance.

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I don't care about single vs. multi-gpu at all. I am looking at performance vs. dollars and what I pay.
Bit-Tech also has a review and they include Assassin's Creed in the benchmarks. The 4870 and 280s were neck and neck; even the 260 was beating the 4870 at the 'low' resolution of 1680x1050. Was not until they ran it at 2560x1600, 4xAA, 16xAF, DX10/10.1, Maximum Detail that the 4870 was out in front and that looks like it was not that it pulled out in front but that it was just able to maintain the same FPS while the 280 fell behind.

Some games just do not scale well on the 4870 so 'performance' will depend on what you want to play. I have not seen an AoC benchmark (I do not think there is a timedemo included) so I suggest waiting for that before you buy. It would be a shame to spend the extra cash and find the game you play a lot will not take advantage of the possibilities in the 4870 card.
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I wish i had the money to spend like yea guys lol im happy with my Xfx Alphadog 8800GT lol
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