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Old 07-07-08, 01:23 PM   #111
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Default Re: HD 4870 vs GTX 260

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The HD 4870 really has a ton of potential, its just up to ATI to bring it out with good optimized drivers and I hope they can do the job.
I had bought HD4870's this weekand and a Gigabyte X48 CF mobo, and trust me, GTX280 SLi is way, WAAAAY faster in COD4 and in GRID, the 2 games that the ATi's should be blazingly fast in. I tested the CF setup very thoroughly.

Well, I found out the Radeon Red cards actually sucked in these games comparing to 2 GTX280's in SLi.

Stuttering, framedrops, a lot of heat coming out of the back of the card idle, a frying hot PCB and memory. Over 100C in CF. Bad IQ. Very noisy at only 35% fanspeed, and 35% fanspeed is not enough to cool the cards properly, so I think these cards have to be clocked down in 3D to be cooler. 8x AA in GRID, HL2 (ep 1, 2) and COD4 is not even playable @ 1920x1200.

Well, I think (actually tested it myself) the radeon HD4870 sucks! I tried 8.7 beta and 8.6 hotfix, and I tested if Crossfire was working, and it was, but it was a lot, a lot slower than GTX280 SLi. I cannot believe 2 GTX260's in SLi are slower than 2 HD4870's in CF. No way.

The image quality of the ATi's was bad too. (Moving AA textures in GRID and shimmering in HL2) nVidia's GT200 series give a lot better IQ. AF and AA is much much better on the nVidia cards.

LOL.

I'll never buy an ATi card again in my whole life. This was the second time I tried it, I owned a HD3870X2 too, but I sold them all after 3 days of gaming.

Conclusion: Dont believe reviewers... Test it yourself.
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