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Old 10-11-2008, 01:56 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I don't agree either. First thing its 2 of them in SLI that did better, also it was overclocked cards that consistently did better. So I have a few things wrong with that argument.
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I don't agree either. First thing its 2 of them in SLI that did better, also it was overclocked cards that consistently did better. So I have a few things wrong with that argument.
No it beat the 4870 at stock speeds as a single card, and in SLI against the 4870X2.
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at 1680 or 1920 with full 8x AA it doesnt on most games. crysis included. at those resolutions the 4870 gives ~5 fps more (out of like 30 for the 260, which is like almost 20%).
plus the 1gb 4870 gives a bit more texture ability at high rez, for about the same cost.
the 260 is a great card no doubt, just not as good as a 4870 IMO.
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8xAA kills nvidia cards and has done for quite some time.
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exactly. and who wants to spend 260-300 dollars on a gpu that wont let you run EVERYTHING to the max?
i use full AA, and im not kidding here, i have little to NO performance hit on the games i play.
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So this isnt everything to the max???????

2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF:

AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870

AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (216 SP) Superclocked Edition Review - Page 17 - Hardware Canucks

If you notice, the 4870 took a harder fps hit in world in conflict than the GTX 260 did. Thats another thing i like about the card, the 896mb of ram.

And just last year, guys were spending $275 on an 8800GT, which could not run everything to the max.

Oh and correct me if im wrong, but i remember a lot of people here saying that at such high resolutions (24" and up) anything past 4xAA/16xAF isnt necessary.
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^^ All of those comparisons are against the 4870 512mb, the 1gb version would have made more sense for that resolution.
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If you find any, lets post em.
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i dont get the first bench you posted rican...it shows the 216 performing almost 10% less at the common resolutions, even though it has more memory. i bet if my 1gb was in there, it would trump at 2560 x 1600 (who has a screen that big lol i wants one).
from the same review:
AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870
AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870
AnandTech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870
you posted oblivion, in which the 260 whips the 4870 by a fair margin. i posted GRID, which the 4870 whips the 260 by an even bigger margin.

they are both good cards. to say one is better i guess is just a matter of opinion or which games you want to play.

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AnandTech: The Radeon HD 4870 1GB: The Card to Get

1gb wins in everything except oblivion and the witcher. when it doesnt outdo the 280, it is right on a 280's ***. GRID it smokes the 280. age of conan and assasin's creed it beats the 280 as well.
draws a bit more power at idle, but at load they are pretty even.
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There we go, much better.

Too bad theres not a 1Gb GTX 260, at that res the more vram you have the better.

So it looks like:

4870 1024mb
GTX 260 CORE 216 896mb
4870 512mb
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