View Full Version : whats a better gfx card??

08-09-2008, 12:57 PM
im thinking of getting a new grafics card and im not sure whats better a 260gtx or a 8800 ultra can anyone help?

08-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Don't get an 8800 series card without a G92 chipset. I don't think the 8800 Ultra has the G92. (Prove me wrong please.)

The GTX 280 is by far the better bet for a new graphics card, it kicks the 8800 ultra's arse.

Edit - whoops you said 260. The 260 is less powerful, but I'd still take it over the 8800 ultra.

ATI are still having cooling issues on their new cards, I don't believe this has been solved with the latest ones either.

08-09-2008, 01:02 PM
8800Ultra's better. But for that sort of money I wouldn't bother.

I'd definitely go for ATI at the moment. For that sort of money you could get 2x 4850's. If you can use crossfire I'd go for that.

08-09-2008, 01:12 PM
id rather not do dual gfx because you tend to loose a bit of power through that

08-09-2008, 01:14 PM
I personally wouldn't recommend ATI cards at the moment, especially if you are talking 2 of them....ATI OEM partners dont seem to do much with regards to cooling designs, and the reference ATI cooler is a shocker.....

08-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Sapphire's released a newer heatsink for their 4850s don't they? Apparently they keep the temps as low as 60 under load.

08-09-2008, 02:07 PM
If you are after a 260gtx I would advise waiting a bit. They are releasing a enhanced version in a short while (week or so). You would be better comparing cards then.

There is also going to be a die shrink within a couple of months.

As to ATI cards I would not get one if power usage especially at idle concerns you.

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