GeForce GTX 260 vs. Radeon HD 5850

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ryman03, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Icanium

    Icanium Ancient Guru

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    Guru3D Rocks, http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=315393
    But when you make a mistake, beware of the falling stones.
    Start upgrading the rest of your system first. Then when it is time for you to select a GPU, both companies should have competing DX11 hardware and this thread should have died and you can get a fresh start on selecting a GPU.
     
  2. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    true, still I thought I'd fix this:

    HD4870 512mb < GTX260 192sp < HD4870 1Gb = GTX260 216sp < HD4890 = GTX275 < GTX285 < HD5850 < HD5870

    there, fixed :thumbup:
     
  3. Mega_Death

    Mega_Death Maha Guru

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    I think he was trying to state the general tone of the forums as they stand today. So many threads turn into flames at the drop of a dime now.
     
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  4. Ryman03

    Ryman03 Master Guru

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    Well to be completely honest, in the beginning this thread had some credibility and it was a serious question on performance between the two cards.

    I then got most everyone's opinion stating the 5850 is truly the better card.

    I didn't want to take anything away from the 260 owners so I searched for instances where the 260 had a little edge on the 5850 and posted them. This is when I found the 'Far Cry' link and I just had to post it to see people's reactions, I mean 3840 x 2160?...comeon.

    In the end I'm not going to get either card now, it seems like the best thing to do is wait a couple months for the new Nvidia release/ATI price drops.

    Thanks for helping me decide. :kiss:
     

  5. The Chubu

    The Chubu Ancient Guru

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    Probably is like that, as i stated, it depends a lot on ATis driver optimizations in each game.
     
  6. Neo Cyrus

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    I had a 1GB 4870 and it indeed was a terrible overclocker. Not to mention it was louder than a vacuum cleaner at the speed I had to set the fan to keep it cool with an overclock. Needless to say I returned it.
     

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