216-shader GTX 260 and HD 4870 1GB compared
The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 then, interestingly enough the 1 GB 4870 definitely has the upper hand over the regular Core 216 versions. But if you look at some of our reviews, it’s competing way more fiercely with the Core 216 pre-overclocked products like BFG and eVGA offer. And that’s nice because both the 1024 MB 4870 and the pre-OC GTX 260 Core 216 models are priced roughly the same.
Competition my friends, the corporate companies might hate it, but we as consumers can certainly respect the good dynamics of a mud fight between companies. In the end it’ll help evolve GPU development, drive prices down… and you get to play better and nicer looking games for a fair price. And with that I’d like to close this article… The Radeon 4850 / 4870 series are built with one thing in mind, good performance at a decent price. and though the 1 GB version will top the 300 USD single-GPU market, I still say it’s a fair deal and an awesome product to purchase.