Advice Required!

  crosstrainer 11:05 01 Jul 2009

Has anyone compared the performance of the Nvidia 295 vs the Radeon 4870x2 2gb cards?

I ask, because my new build has an AMD mobo, and the chipset would be happier with an AMD card. Read the reviews in this months issue, but nothing like first hand experiences to help me decide :))

  crosstrainer 12:26 01 Jul 2009

...Sorry, would like to order to day :)) Anyone got an opinion on this?

I know that on paper the 295 is faster, but I have not owned an ATI card since 2002! 6 FPS seems to be the difference, but with an AMD board and chipset, I'm thinking that the 4870 (X2) or the 4890 are better for the machine?

  Terry Brown 12:57 01 Jul 2009

As it seems you have already made up your mind to buy a new card, why ask our opinion ?.

  crosstrainer 13:00 01 Jul 2009

Yes, I need a new card, but was asking for an opinion between the 2. Be a bit silly if I had made my mind up wouldn't it?

  crosstrainer 13:01 01 Jul 2009

My first post asks for advice I think you will find :)) If you have a comparison twixt the 2, then advice much appreciated :))

  T0SH 14:32 01 Jul 2009

Try here

click here

Cheers HC

  crosstrainer 14:41 01 Jul 2009

Thanks for the link...I guess it's just 6FPS the mobo seems to be a side issue. Hmm...

  retep888 15:29 01 Jul 2009

<<Has anyone compared the performance of the Nvidia 295 vs the Radeon 4870x2 2gb cards?>>

Mission impossible? :-)

I can give you my experience on Gtx295(or 2?) but not 4870 X2.:-)

  crosstrainer 15:43 01 Jul 2009

Thanks, after deliberation, have now ordered the dual GPU Radeon. Time and testing will tell!

Thanks to all :))

  wjrt 15:46 01 Jul 2009
  crosstrainer 01:10 02 Jul 2009

Many thanks, the newbie has 2gb DDR5 but I await results. I do remember saying that when I retired I would pack up chasing the latest hardware, :))

Help..Doctor required!!

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