Which video card would b better 4 my gaming build? ATI or NVIDIA

scoot0073

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sofar i have bought these items for my budget gaming rig.

CPU....AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core Processor HD9550WCJ4BGH - 2.20GHz, 4MB Cache, 1800MHz (3600 MT/s) FSB, Agena, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket AM2+, Processor

MOBO...EVGA nForce 730a Motherboard - NVIDIA GeForce 8200, Socket AM2 / AM2+, ATX, Audio, Video, DVI, HDMI, PCI Express 2.0, Hyrbid SLI, USB 2.0, eSATA, RAID
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4303021&CatId=3701

now im fixing to purchase my video card and need your help in deciding
which to get. i wanna play the latest games, my video card budget is $200

XFX HD-487A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010168

or

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4369730&sku=E145-0262
 

smithereen

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I hope you got those parts cheap...

But that's besides the point. They will perform about evenly - I'd say the Radeon would probably have a slight edge.
 

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Actually I think the GTX260 216 is a hair faster. You really can't go wrong either way, buy whichever is cheaper/has a better bundle.

I also hope you got the parts cheap. The 9550 and the 730A? Wow.
 

scoot0073

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i came on here to get yalls advice on which video card would perform better with my mobo. not for u to make fun of how cheap my parts r. yes i know its not a $200 cpu and a $200 mobo but it will do great for gaming .
 
Personally I'd take the nVidia every time of the ATI/AMD. I always see ATI/AMD rated good but in real life everyone I know who has tried ATI/AMD cards always have some hassles with drivers or compatibility or temperature. Its always something with ATI/AMD where as the nVidias seem to work without the issues. I work in distribution and sell both brands and nvidia out sells ATI/AMD 9 to 1. I my house the 6 computers I run all use nVidia I did have one running on ATI/AMD, but replaced it after awhile with a nVidia due to poor performance despite all the hype about it.
 

daedalus685

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Your uncorroborated, subjective, reference lacking, fanboi point of view is not required on the Internet. We have enough pointless BS around here already.. Generally, we don't care to hear how one was too stupid to get his parts to work, or got all his information from folks that had the same issue...


To the OP, those who asked about your parts being cheep were not making fun of the money you spent on them, they were making fun of the parts. The first generation Phenoms, and that motherboard, peformed very poorly for the price compared to the newer ones. Generally there are better choices for the money unless you got a great deal. As for the cards, as everyone has stated, they are nearly identical in performance and price/bundle should really be the only consideration.
 

daedalus685

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BAH!

I didnt even notice this was a necromanced thread... sigh.. I hate people some times....
 

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