Better yet, GTX 2xx. Best options - 260sp or 275. You can grab one for 60$ off ebay.
Originally Posted by david_lynch
Those beasts are not every energy efficient.
This is why, when nvidia, then 5xx series. But they are not reclocking now, hence so low scores.
4xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx are VLIW. VLIW means "magic compiler" is needed to produce efficient instructions for all computing units. AMD did not opensource the magic compiler, instead LLVM is doing the work in less efficient way. Nvidia does not have this problem, its scalar. But VLIW is better if its compiler is working right. Double-edged.
Originally Posted by log0
Besides, 9800GTX = HD4870. 8800 and 9800 are same chips, also there were soldering problems with them. If ever thinking about nvidia - see choice above.
Last edited by crazycheese; 11-30-2012 at 08:37 AM.