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Old 07-04-08, 08:40 PM   #5
Xion X2
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Default Re: HD 4870 vs GTX 260

  1. 4870 is on a beta driver, GTX is on an official driver
  2. 4870 has a VLIW architecture which is much tougher to code for, thus enhancing the importance of driver maturity
  3. No Catalyst version for 4870 will allow over a 790 overclock, so it's too early to tell how well the card overclocks when it's software-limited
  4. The current driver keeps the fan speed locked so that it doesn't spool up like it should--keeping the card hotter and, again, limiting overclocking potential

I mean, really.. this is a stupid thread at this point in the game. It is far too early to draw an accurate comparison between these cards.

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