Published on 19th January 2009 by
Originally Posted by XirI had the 4870 placed in my mind as close behind/partially on par with the GTX280...but the recent driver developments seem to have changed this...
Certainly the GTX285 changed it.
Hmmm, I was hoping to go the ATI way but without crossfire (and yes that counts X2's)
But there is quite a gap forming.
Maybe I can hope for a surprise for the next CeBIT...
Card Dimension 12.5 x 25 x 4 cm (HxWxD)
Originally Posted by CupboardAccording to the HIS website (seriously, this card is the second result if you search for HIS),
Anyway, I echo Xir's comment that the ATI cards seem to be dropping in performance compared to the Nvidia ones, it seems odd. Maybe it suggests that they had been lazy on the drivers front at the beginning because they thought they would have such a performance lead.
Originally Posted by lewchenkoA nice card for sure, but just like most 4870's. Ive just upgraded to a 260 XFX Black Edition ... and probably paid slightly more than I could have if I went down the ATI route.
However, having had ATI driver problems with games in the past, and reading about bunches of people online with driver problems still (even if the drivers are much more stable now)... I just didnt want any of that hassle anymore. (Plus I heard the 4870 cards ran real hot)
In terms of performance, we added an extra frame per second at 1,280 x 1,024 0xAA 16xAF in Crysis with all of the in game settings tuned up to very high. The minimum frame rate also received a boost - it went up from 15 fps to 18 fps, which should help to make the gaming experience a bit smoother at these settings.
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