Gtx 260 or 4870 with a new screen

rogigor

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Hi

I’m going to buy a new screen in a few days. It’s native resolution’s going to be 1680x1050. Now I have geforce 8800GT so I’ll need a new one if I want to play newest games. I’m thinking about Geforce GTX 260 or Radeon 4870. Which one of them would be better in games (that’s what I mainly use computer for). Or maybe I should get a little extra money and buy Radeon 4890?
 
The radeon 4890 is the best $170 card on the market.
The Radeon HD5770 is the newest $170 card on the market (DX11, etc).
The Radeon 4870 is the cheapest $120 card on the card (matches the 5770 in perf).

As for your powersupply, it should be fine so long as the efficiency is above 70%. Check the amperage on the 12V.
 

rogigor

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Well I've read a lot of reviews and tests of 260 and 4870 and their performance is similar with a little advantage for 4870.

Hovewer I've always had a Geforce card and so far I've never regreted it.