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Old 07-05-08, 09:19 PM   #44
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Default Re: HD 4870 vs GTX 260

Originally Posted by Medion View Post
Thank you for correcting me on the power consumption. As for the actual benchmarks though, did you run driver cleaner/sweeper at all when transitioning to the Radeon?
Yeah I used DH Driver Cleaner Professional Edition downloaded from Guru3D and uninstalled all Nvidia drivers then restarted PC and ran Driver Cleaner to removed every trace of Nvidia drivers then shutdown PC. After installed 4870 card I installed latest nForce driver then restarted and installed Catalyst 8.6 hotfix driver and noticed bad fps in games, I decided to have a clean install Vista Ultimate on a spare 250GB hard drive but it still had the same problem then I tried Catalyst 8.6 without hotfix and Catalyst 8.7 beta drivers. Either didnt helped fixed bad games fps so I RMAed the card.

I repeated the same thing with Driver Cleaner to removed ATI driver before installed back 8800GTX and Nvidia driver before installed GTX 260 so either 8800GTX and GTX 260 showed no problem with games fps.
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