260gtx SLI or 4870 crossfire

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Leon.S.K, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Leon.S.K

    Leon.S.K Master Guru

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    im selling my build

    but im confused

    should i jump to 4870 crossfire


    or stick to 260GTX
     
  2. Laykun

    Laykun Ancient Guru

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    Depends, have you had any issues with 260GTX sli? If not, then I see no reason to jump ship. If so then 4870 is pretty solid and flexible and there's no harm in finding out.

    Performance out of both setups are pretty similar in alot of cases, so there's no real solid reason to go from one to the other.
     
  3. Leon.S.K

    Leon.S.K Master Guru

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    well i hate nvidia chipset
    Not overclock able as intel
     
  4. Laykun

    Laykun Ancient Guru

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    I suppose that's reason enough.
     

  5. Renegade8100

    Renegade8100 Ancient Guru

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    .. you are at 4200mhz with a nvidia chipset, you get sli with better hardware, and i can barely comprehend you
     
  6. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    4870 crossfire is nice, but there's no need to jump up from the 260 SLI. For all the money you'd have to pay to do it, it's just not worth it.
     
  7. weston

    weston Ancient Guru

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    you're just getting greedy now! 4.2Ghz isn't overclocking high enough? how high did you expect?
     
  8. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    ?!

    No need to complain when it's a 4.2 ghz overclock, even if it's not as high as other motherboards overclocking.
     
  9. Leon.S.K

    Leon.S.K Master Guru

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    thats not the point lol

    im selling mine with a good deal

    around 3000$$

    so the new build will be much better


    E8500

    10K RPM harddrive

    SLI or CROSSFIRE

    and go on




    got it !!
     
  10. kangi26

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    Well, a single 4870 is roughly 15% faster than the 260, and are about the same price (according to Newegg). I'd go for the 4870 Crossfire, myself
     

  11. kapu

    kapu Ancient Guru

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    I doubt HD4870 is 15% faster, maybe 5% or equal :p

    AA/AF performace is better however.
     
  12. Leon.S.K

    Leon.S.K Master Guru

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    what about the CUDA Engine from nvidia
     
  13. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    if im not wrong nvidia is trying to get physx and cuda working on ati cards o_O
     
  14. RemCo

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    Your overclock is pretty good and reviews show that your board is one of the fastest around.
    But if you dont want an nVidia chipset anymore then its not possible to run SLI and you dont have a choice between SLI or Crossfire,there is only one option and that is crossfire.

    Imo your new comp wont be much better with that E8500,right now your overclocked E8400 is much faster and there is no guarantee that the E8500 will reach those speeds you have now and swapping GTX260 SLI for 4870 Crossfire is basicly the same performance.

    I would sell the comp and get an average system like mine for only a couple of hundred dollars and wait for the Nehalem to arrive.
     
  15. Leon.S.K

    Leon.S.K Master Guru

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    u got a point there bro


    but i cant save any money cos its impossible for me
     

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    Agizor Master Guru

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    ... And why not?

    The "new" pc you're planning to build would be hardly faster. How is a E8500 "much" faster than what you're running now? ...

    A waste *shrug*
     
  17. Zyrocenus

    Zyrocenus Master Guru

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    Three FRICKIN Thousand?!!?!

    Pesos? tell me its in a unit of currency worth less than USD or CAD.... I wouldnt pay much more than 1500 for that rig.... especially since nehalem and X58 is coming! WOW who did ya convince to pay that much?! I got a P3 800 I'll let go for say 600 to that dude.... and some muffler bearings and a baseboard ladder

    wow I fell off my chair....

    Zyro
     
  18. Gamergod

    Gamergod Maha Guru

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    How about 4870X2? Makes much more sense to me and more memory to boot.
     
  19. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    that 790i can beat alot of intel mb...

    i dont see how u think its not a good overclocker

    Mabye you dont know howto overclock :S??
     

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