Originally Posted by farlex85
When you say actual benefit your just talking gaming experience? Nothing, no difference at that res right now. They would perform identically pretty much, they will both max out any current game easily. Looking 6-12months down the road, the gtx 280 would be able to keep maxing out games (at 1920x1200 if you go that high) for longer than the 260 would. However, like I said, many have said the oc capabilites of the 260 can put it at the same speed as the 280, so that may not be true either.
Basically, if your just gaming, 260 hands down. If your benching a lot and want to show it off a bit, 280 will get you further.
Okay, thanks. It is really hard when looking at benchmarks to know how it will perform. And yes I do mean in game terms. Thing is a lot of sites have said the 4870 outperforms the 260 at stock. OC'd not os, but how will the 4870 OC? I think I willhave to give it some thought. and see what happens to the prices of the next couple of weeks. Are there any plans to further reduce prices on ati or nvidia cards?
Thanks for your help everyone, if you got any ideas keep posting. Ohterwise I'll post back in a few weeks and see how prices are and which is best to get.