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EVGA GTX260 (192) 0,65nm or GAINWARD GTX260 (216) 0,55nm

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  1. WojtasRed

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    Which card is better choice and why?
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    The Gainward GTX 260/216, it's a more powerful card, cosumes less power, makes less heat.
     
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    What about OC`n?
     
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    Pretty much the same. With the extra shaders on the 216 version it outperforms the 192 shader version no matter if it's overclocked or not.
     
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    And what, if we put Gainward 4870 1gb GS into this competition?
     
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    GAINWARD GTX260 (216) 0,55nm = win. cheap too.
     
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    0.55nm?
    Damn. My 45nm (0.045µm) CPU appears antiquated compared to these new chips. When did nV start making sub 1nm parts?
    [/sarcasm]

    A little less off topic; I thought there were video card reviews all over the internets. Why would someone want to wait hours to get answers when 10min googling yields exact data without the usual risks of asking things on forums...
     
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    Don't bother. But if it's cheaper and you are looking to save money go for it. If you want the most powerful card the GTX 260/216 is the way to go.
     
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    Although you may find a used GTX280 for a few bucks more.

    Still the GTX260 with 216 pipes is better than both the 192 old one and the 4870.
     
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    I don't know why you would say that.
    Benchmarks show HD4870 512MB is quite comparable to GTX260 216. Often it even beats GTX280. And 1GB would remove the bottlenecks in Far Cry 2 and other memory hungry games the 512MB version is in trouble.
     
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    It beats the GTX280 ? Am i asleep or something ?
    Perhaps you are refering to the ATI optimised games like Dirt which run faster because the coders made them run faster in ATI cards just like the good old Half Life series.
     
  12. kyle2020 Guest

    Certain card perform better in certain situations - a few examples being Nvidia bitch whipping ATI at folding, and ATI returning the favour in high resolution, AA saturated environments.

    Really depends what your after, either way Id recommend the EVGA card, purely for their step up program and awesome warranty.
     
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    ATI = High Resolution and AA saturated enviroments ?

    Last time i checked that was happening prior to the 8xxx series...Anyways like you say EVGA is best.
     
  14. kyle2020 Guest

    A 4870 keeping up with a 280:

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    Its situation dependant. Still ,go for the EVGA.
     
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    You call that keeping up ? Their min fps is 12.5fps apart and their avg is 4....They are not mentioning the highest and we can all understand why.

    Oh and you are talking about Crysis so even 4fps is much.
     
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    ya and there are very few ATI branded titles compared to TWIMTBP titles, so your point is very moot.

    but since this is a NV thread, id say go with the 216 Card.
     
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    I am not saying that ATI cards are not ok but even ATI themselves are saying that the 4870 can hardly keep up with the GTX260 and thats why they released the 4890 so how can me or you or he say otherwise ?
     
  18. kyle2020 Guest

    In that graph you should be looking at average - I average out at around 34 - 35 fps in crysis, but in some areas it dips into the low 20's - which every single card on the market will do.

    So your above statement is hardly true to life - that graph shows a 4870 a few fps, on average, behind a 280 - so pretty much on par, if not better than a 260.
     
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    The avg FPS is just that, Average....If you play they can drop down to 11.85fps which is unplayable while in the GTX280 it never goes bellow 24.17fps which is a huge difference.
     
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    we arent talking about a 280 though.
     
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    No, in the GTX260 the low fps would be around 16-18fps which is still more.
     
  22. kyle2020 Guest

    Its when you go higher up in the resolution range that ATI really shine. Im guessing a 4870 would start to level off with / outperform the 280 at resolutions higher than the one they used in the test.

    That is, however, totally superfluous as no one uses a monitor with such an insane resolution for gaming anyway. Unless they have a tidy bank balance that is.
     
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    My Next monitor was going to be a 24" which is 1920x1200
     
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    GTX 260 is a better choice ;)
     
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    your quote makes no sense as this is about the 260 anyway, just which revision, 192 or 216, I still say the 216 would be the better choice. Resolution Wise, I wouldn't Recommend this or the 4870 for Single Card config as of 1920x1200 or Higher, Multi-Card Config I would. If you want Single Card Config for Resolutions of 1920x1200 and Greater the 295 and 4870X2 are recommended.
     

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