Re: Ordering a new card tomorrow...
This 470 I'm running now @ 1483 shader is darn good and very fluid in the games I've tried so far.
What wrecked my mins in STALKER CoP with triple HD 5870 Crossfire X were extremely hard hitches that occur with AA active @ 1920x1200. They're very jarring and make the game feel far too rough for my liking.
So ya' min FPS reported as a flat number without a timeline can be misleading. I can be benching 41FPS mins but still have a game feel very unpleasant due to hard hitches that occur too often. The STALKER CoP bench indicates I put up 41FPS mins with AA and all maxed which should be extremely smooth and playable if you take that number at face value.
That chart you provided shows the 5970 dipping below 30FPS a lot, and to 25 or lower at least 7 times. That is not something I want to deal with.
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