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Old 07-25-2009, 02:13 AM   #1
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I would like to upgrade from my 9600GT to one of these 2 cards. They seem pretty close price wise as well as performance wise. Which would you guys recommend? The games I am playing are Fallout 3, COD 4 and the likes on a 23" monitor.
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i have been wondering which one to get and i have been told to go with the 4870
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Yeah, I have been leaning towards the ATI card as well.
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4870 all the way
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I vote 4870. It seems to perform better, and is better priced.
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i have an asus p5q se mobo with an intel quad core cpu, and i don't know if the ati 4870 is compatible with my rig. Does anyone know? I currently have the nvidia 9500 gt gpu. Im in need of an upgrade soon.
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i have an asus p5q se mobo with an intel quad core cpu, and i don't know if the ati 4870 is compatible with my rig. Does anyone know? I currently have the nvidia 9500 gt gpu. Im in need of an upgrade soon.
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ya as long as you have an open pcie slot you should be fine, make sure you have the right power supply connectors etc. tho
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If i don't i can get translators and thanks for the help guys.
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Hmm... according to this article: http://www.guru3d.com/article/top-10...ore-216-test/1

The GTX 260 seems to be slightly above the 4870 in most benches. Anyone have other evidence that the 4870 would perform better?
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