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Old 07-06-08, 02:37 PM   #68
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Default Re: HD 4870 vs GTX 260

Originally Posted by Blacklash View Post
Anyone can cherry pick a few benches, which I am demonstrating below , and it's not hard to tell who's a fan of what by what they select.
I think it comes down to games people actually play. If lost planet, jericho, GRAW 2 and Gothic 3 are your type of games and you don't use 8xAA, then by all means go for the GTX 260. Those percentages are pretty much useless as they factor in a lot of games that don't scale at all with CF. Driver maturity is the only thing separating the two right now.

What's up with GRAW2 performance?
No idea, but I think ATi is doing their best to correct this issue(if possible).

Another thing I noticed is when the GTX 260 loses @ 1920x in GRID and Assassins Creed it's still putting up very playable FPS. The same can not be said for the HD 4870 when it loses @ the same res in Lost Planet-

There is no difference when 8xAA comes into play.

Rainbow Six: Vegas

Another neat thing about the HD 4870 is currently you can cook your breakfast on it.

Already fixed.

I'll put my bet on an overclocked GTX 260 winning vs an overclocked HD 4870 in the majority of games. Sure the HD 4870 has a few great wins, and folks seem to be focusing solely on those. Some benches are definitely contested depending on the site you believe.
We'll not know until someone compares an overclocked 4870 to an overclocked GTX 260, in which case I'd give the nod to the former(max overclocks on stock cooling@ 100%).

The bottom line is they are both good buys right now and you wouldn't go wrong having either card in your rig.
Spot on!
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