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Buy GTX260+ now or wait for GTX470

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Apocalypsee, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Apocalypsee

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    Hey guys I been thinking a little bit, should I take GTX260+ now or wait for GTX470 to come out? I only game at 1280x1024 resolution but I wanted to at least play Crysis at maximum detail.

    Although GTX470 might come in a few weeks time but I a bit worried about power requirement as I only be using CM iGreen 500W PSU, and the heat output from these cards. But from what I see on the leaked pics, it only use 4-phase power for GPU and single phase for memory, is that mean it doesn't consume much power? What are your thoughts?
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    the 470 is gonna be overkill for that resolution i think, its all skeptical at this point with no information released about it, but im pretty sure the 470 is equal or greater then a 5870, and im not usre that psu will support it. and your looking at a pretty penny for it i beleive, like i said this is all skeptical for theres been no Solid information released about it
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    Dx11

    Hey dude,

    if DX11 is important to you then you have to move to next gen cards. The 470 though is overkill as suggested as it should be similar to a HD5850. To be fair, i'd consider Team Red unless you're dead set on using Nvidia.
    Have you thought about a 5770?

    Oh btw, "the 470 is equal or greater then a 5870" oh really?. In almost every 'rumour' out there the 470 is not equal to the 5870. The 480 is better than the 5870 (again, waiting for clarification).
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    I wouldnt wait and I wouldnt buy the GTX260, they are great cards, I have had 2 of them however, at your resolution, I would go HD5770, it's more or less as quick as the 260 (working on the fact that it's not quite as quick as the HD4890), it is DX11, the 128bit bus will matter less at lower resolutions, your PSU will manage it easily, ohhh and it's good value!

    Enuff said.
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    Go for the GTX260, anything more powerful would be overkill for that resolution
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    the GTX 470 prices are expected to be around $400 ... (from what i read in the forums but not confirmed) .... so if you are willing to spend that kind of money ... you are better off with a 5870 or 5850 ... :)

    but GTX470/HD5850/HD5870 are overkill for the resolution that you currently play at ... its best to go with a HD 5770 ... it performs the same as a GTX260 ... and has many advantages over it ... like lower power consumption ... less heat ... more overclocking headroom and of course DX11 ...

    but if you are planning to buy a higher resolution monitor in the future its better to go with a 5850 or a 5870 or even a GTX470 ... :) ...
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    Its not that I'm a fanboy but ATi/AMD driver and very poor F@H speed let me down, I would rather keep my 9600GT rather than buy any ATi/AMD cards. AMD driver is bloated IMO, I have laptop with Mobility HD4570, the amount of process to get the driver working is a lot including CCC.

    And I use Crosshair II mobo, so it would be nice to have dual cards when I feel the need for power. Its too bad AMD doesn't have one-mobo-fits-all SLi and CF yet.
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    In that case then, I would probably save meself some money and just get a GTS250.
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    ATI driver very poor... Have you noticed the recent devastating Nv WHQL driver fiasco? They released a driver that has destroyed many G92 architecture cards. The Way Its Meant To Be Burned.

    And F@H is a very niche market. Most peeps buy gfx cards for games. And who cares AMD dont do a dual sli/xrossfire mobo, Intel mobos do on the core i7 range (x58).
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    You got pissed I say bad things ATi/AMD cards/driver? About nvidia driver problem, its just a single driver. I'm not a fetish who update driver like changing clothes. All the games runs great with old driver, why fix it if it ain't broke?

    Who cares? There are a gap in the market in AMD segment, and not everyone could afford i7 + mobo you know
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    I'm not sure what you are asking here. You game at 1280x1024. Why are you asking such for a comparison? It's like asking if you should get a 2008 Honda Civic or a 2010 Honda Accord. Then worry that you may not have the income to afford the the fuel consumption for the Accord. :confused:
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    Me, pissed? Erm no. Just stating a fact. The Nvidia problem can't be wiped away by saying it's just a single driver. Tell that to the many people on the NV Forums who have had their hardware melted.

    You can say what you like about ATI/AMD - I've owned both companies products. Neither are perfect.
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    save up and get a bigger psu and screen and gpu ;)
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    Apocalypsee,
    The OP and your replies to the user(s) here don't make much sense. And when shown that drivers aren't perfect on both video cards you get defensive and argumentative. Why are you here?


    Agreed, this is the best way to go if he's thinking about upgrading. He should get a better PSU then get a larger screen. Since he's thinking of getting a 470 the price for that should cover the monitor and PSU. Then once he's saved up again get the video card of his choice.
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    I owned cards and have experience from both companies as well, I don't make statement from the thing I don't use. Its not an argument just discussion. And you guys got defensive anyway. I don't want to get banned, or led other to get banned just because I prefer one company over the other :rolleyes:

    I know comparing those two are comparing apple and oranges but I like to keep the card for a long time. I've use 9600GT SLi before, its a great upgrade but I sold the 2nd card for Phenom II CPU and have better performance since the resolution I play is low in the first place.

    Reason why I don't change monitor is the higher resolution might be fine for now but when new cutting edge games comes out I need to upgrade new card again, as running non native resolution in LCD makes it blurry. I'm still a student with strict budget, I need to make sacrifice somewhere and the monitor is what I'd choose.
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    At your resolution and with your current PSU, get a GTS250 or HD 5770. No point in getting anything else. Since the resolution you use is a bit CPU dependent, give your CPU a little overclock for an added boost. Either card would be a good upgrade for you system over your 9600. :toast:
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    This post is win. Do so in the order listed, PSU, Screen, and by then the next gen nvidia cards should be out and we'll have a realistic idea at how they perform.
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    Any more flameboy comments, member gets infraction. Simple as that. If you cannot discuss the topic in a respectful and helpful manner, do not post. :slap:

    Stay on topic please. Thanks for the kind words. :)
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    To the OP....It sounds like you need to stay with NVIDIA for your folding.....so unless ATI/AMD come out soon with a folding monster of a card or rework the current/newer drivers....Nvidia is still the folding leader.

    If you don't need the card yet.....then go the route that Dom layed out...that'll cover you better in the long run.

    Hope it helps. :)
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    why buy a gtx260 to waste $250, when in a few months new nvidia cards well be out, it doesn't make any sense to me to buy something twice
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    why do people keep on dissing older hardware, name any game a 9600gt cant run at 1280x1024, sorry were not filthy, unlike like some people
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    that would be infraction #4 uve given me erocker.. BFF :toast:


    I still say wait and upgrade ur monitor and psu first. otherwise anything next gen is overkill
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    My personal opinion is the GTX260 is overpriced hunk of power hungry garbage compared to ATI's new offerings.

    But beyond that, it is overkill for 1280x1024, I am able to play it alright max detail 1920x1080 on my overclock 4850, which is about to par with a stock clocked GTX260, so at 1280x1024 you shouldn't have any issues with a card of comparable power.

    I would say get a 4850/4870/4770/5830, GTS250 *as erocker said*, depending on if you want new/used w/e.

    That's my take, but a GTX260 would be plenty of card!
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    Who is dissing what? I've deleted your previous post for not being on topic. I've had to clean other trolls posts for being idiots. Why are you posting this? Why the double post? You're making my job of cleaning up garbage in threads very complicated right now. :shadedshu
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    Whether a 9600 can run any game or not at 12XX res seems irrelivant in so much as the OP appears to want to upgrade and thats no bad thing IMO, I stand by my origional suggestion that either a 5770 (if he wants the option of DX11) or simply a GTS250 (if he does not) ..... I am not even sure that a 9600 would even run Crysis at 12XX in max everything, but having no experience with that particular card on more modern games I don't profess to be an expert.

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