Re: Will Radeon HD 4870 turn up the heat on the GTX 280?
Great, great numbers. It beats the GTX 260 in almost every test (all except Lost Planet and FEAR), and sometimes even the GTX 280 when using high AA & AF at 1920x1200 (HL2 and Bioshock for example).
Even in Crysis it beats the 896 mb GTX 260, and they just tested the 512 Mb 4870!!! (I want to see the 1 Gb version tested under Crysis)
Conclusion: about 20-25% faster than 4850, 5-10% faster than GTX 260, 10-15% slower than GTX 280. I say: IMPRESSIVE!!!
I will wait for more benchs, but I think I'm turning red this time
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ATI 5870 (Graphics) + GeForce 9600GT (PhysX) on Samsung SM244T 1920x1200
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