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Old 18-06-09, 10:54 AM
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thats a fair enough point big boss, perhaps then the gtx285 is the card you should look at getting, though i still feel that the 4870x2 is the better option for the performance increase.

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Old 18-06-09, 10:57 AM
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I never thought about the 4870x2. You raise a good point, what are the drivers like for that card, and are ATi keeping up support for them or are they going to abandon it like they did the 3870x2?
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Old 18-06-09, 11:28 AM
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Well tbh i dont know much about the drivers for the 4870x2, doing a quick search reveals that the drivers have a mixed response, though not sure what they are like now.

I know ati has a bit of a reputation when it comes to support but i have the hd4890 and can say that i have not had any problems with support or drivers and i am using the latest drivers available.

If you plan on moving into the dx11 market when they become available then you may want to think about spending too much £££, which was why i suggested the hd4890 the xfx version is now £140 (overclockers) which makes the gtx275 look expensive imo, this was my reason for dumping nvidia as they could not match what i wanted in the price range and my mobo is xfire not sli.
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Old 18-06-09, 11:30 AM
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4870x2 is a great card for the price now. Driver's are released every month.
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Old 18-06-09, 11:38 AM
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You could overclock the gtx 275 and have a cheaper and faster card than the 285 or save more money and get a hd4890 for £135-£140 overclock that and beat both the gtx275 and the 285, assuming you want to overclock?
How about oc'ing the 285 ?
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Old 18-06-09, 12:03 PM
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How about oc'ing the 285 ?
yes of course this would make it faster than the 4890 or 275, my suggestion was aimed at the price of a gtx285 compared to the 4890 and what the op could save if he went for an overclocked 4890.
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Old 18-06-09, 12:07 PM
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If ur intent on oc'ing whatever u buy, it doesn't make sense to me to not just compare the pricing or performance at stock.

U just buy what u can afford and clock it.

Stacking a clocked "whatever" against a non-clocked "whatever" doesn't really work for me.
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Old 18-06-09, 12:16 PM
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If ur intent on oc'ing whatever u buy, it doesn't make sense to me to not just compare the pricing or performance at stock.

U just buy what u can afford and clock it.

Stacking a clocked "whatever" against a non-clocked "whatever" doesn't really work for me.
Horses for courses i guess, i prefer to have a fixed budget and stick to it, even if i can afford to spend more, i always stick to the principle of buying the best with the budget i have and then knowing i can out perform more expensive hardware via overclocking.
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Old 18-06-09, 12:20 PM
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I have the extra dosh to splash out on the GTX285
It's in the budget
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