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Old 07-05-08, 11:32 AM   #24
Xion X2
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Default Re: HD 4870 vs GTX 260

The gddr5 is not gonna make up for the 4870's short comings in the ram department. High levels of AA, AF and high resolutions require more ram.
Then why does the 4870 scale better going from 4 to 8xAA than any other card on the market? If frame buffer were the key component, then you wouldn't see this happening:

Originally Posted by Anand
G80 and GT200 all have sharp drops in performance when moving up from 4xAA to 8xAA, the RV770 really shines here. In fact, the few tests we did with 8xAA paints the 4870 in a much better light relative to the GTX 280.

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