Radeon HD 4770 in crossfire vs GeForce GTX 260 in SLI?


Feb 28, 2009
It seems these are BOTH very reliable setups for graphics at a modest price. I have seen glowing reviews on both of the setups. The GTX 260s in SLI was used in the $1300 enthusiast PC which "cuts through our new gaming benchmarks like a hot knife through butter" and the HD 4770s in crossfire was just named a "2009 reccomended buy" and labled as "unbeatable".

GTX 260: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-sff,2312-17.html

HD 4770: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-4770-crossfire,2288-13.html

But which one should I get? I have a core i7-920 just begging to be put to use already. This will ultimately influence my decision for the motherboard and then its smooth sailing from there on out.

Any thoughts or insight would be helpful/great because I don't know too much.



I would go with the gtx 260s myself because they have more video memory 896mb vs. 512mb and a bigger buswidth 448bit vs. 128bit. That would definatly get you better performance in games paired with the 920.
At current prices two 4850s in crossfire would be a better option than two 4770s. If you can afford to get two GTX 260s, as well as an SLI board, then go with that. If it's out of your price range, then go with two 4850s.