Re: ATi benches inflated by reduced AF
The problem with this kind of thing is that reviewers were only given a week with the 6870s and 6850s, and all the sites I've seen (other than the Germans) used these drivers that yield 5-10% better performance.
5-10% might not seem like a huge deal, but the 6850s and 6870s were very close were very close to 460s, which actually sell for less.
As bad, the 6870 name implied they might be a replacement for the 5870s, and these drivers made them seem more like they are than the hardware warrants.
My 6870 will arrive this week, I'll try some benches with new and old drivers, see what kind of differences I get and check out the AF. The last time I looked into something like this all the stuff on the ground went missing in Far Cry2 - lol.
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