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Old 07-06-08, 12:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: My 8800GTX vs 4870 tests

Damn glad I upgraded from 8800GT
Thanks for this very very nice review!

Q: Did Jericho ever dip below 30?
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Old 07-06-08, 02:22 PM   #14
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Nice review, appreciate all the time/work spent. The 4870 is without a doubt a great card for the money, no surprise there.

What stands out more to me though is the mighty 8800gtx stll standing tall in all those games and being very playable. It's not a surprise to me since I game on 1 every day; but just to see that when g80 is almost 2 years old is simply amazing imo.

*hugs his 8800gtx*
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Old 07-06-08, 02:34 PM   #15
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Thanks all for your comments, I'm glad you liked it, it was a lot of work indeed.

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Did Jericho ever dip below 30?
I didn't play long enough to be sure, but as far as I remember the first scene of the game is one of the slowest with that big twister

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One question though, do you have the minimum FPS numbers from the Fraps logs still?
Sorry I don't have those numbers, I really didn't play to get those screenshots. Just loaded a savegame and captured the screenshot, I didn't do a run through the levels. I must say that this card is really powerful, the feeling when playing Crysis for example is much better than it was on the GTX, it's clear that minimun frames are higher, now I can enjoy the game on high at 1920x1200.

It's very curious how I went from 768 Mb on a 384bit bus to 512 Mb on a 256bit bus, and get more performance. This card really destroys the GTX, no doubt, and if you play at very high resolutions I think it's a very worthy upgrade from any G80/G92 card if you can sell it for a good price.
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Old 07-07-08, 04:12 AM   #16
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Thats a nice review I would agree that the upgrade from 8800GTX to the 4870 is good and well woth it.
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Do you have any Age of Conan numbers?
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Nope, sorry, but with LOTRO I have more than enough MMORPG. But if anyone sends me a Conan trial key I would bench it with great pleasure... on the 4870 only, the GTX is already on the mail
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Old 07-07-08, 07:57 AM   #19
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WOW good work! thanks for the comparsion

any Oblivion outdoors comparsions ?
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I think HardOCP has them.
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Old 07-07-08, 01:43 PM   #21
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Same here, my HD4870 tears up my OC'd GTX in Oblivion outdoors too. Its actually playable with AA on and all that grass and trees!!
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LordJuanlo, thank you for this no-nonsense review. I typically don't go benchmark crazy, I go by feel or FRAP/built in FPS tests in areas I know dip below 60, like Shattrath in WoW or certain areas of Stalker that are underground.

I have a 8800GTX and this looks to be a nice upgrade for $299.

Do you miss the extra 256?
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If you can, try running Crysis with Very High settings in Dx10(any resolution). I'd like to see if the 512 meg ram affects the 4870's performance if any compared to the 8800gtx.
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Do you miss the extra 256?
Not yet, I run all those games maxed and it looks like 512 Mb is enough. Who knows, maybe at 2560x1600...

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