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Originally Posted by greigaitkenguys i think this is the best tech site in the world, but please please update the games you use for the benchmarks. Did you play any of those games last week?, did your readers play those games last week? i doubt it.
Originally Posted by Maybe Bindibadgi"Crysis and CoD5 will cripple naff cards and sort the wheat from the chaff, a lot of people still play Fallout 3 because it's awesome and Liam Neeson's in Oblivion with guns! STALKER is a DirectX 10/10.1 game that's highly demanding, typically more ATI biased than Nvidia but that just evens things out generally. And finally Far Cry 2 is like watching a barrel of sepia-tinted mud hit the screen, so will be dropped shortly, thank goodness!
Originally Posted by MaverickWillIs that what you were aiming for, Bindi?
Please don't hurt me... :(
Originally Posted by PanosI don't see it's point to be honest for this card at the moment.
When a 4890 goes for around £127 inc VAT (overclocked versions <£150) and costs twice as much without providing enough power......
Also why these old ATI drivers is being used since there are 9.8 out, and 9.4 are being used. Or 185.xx instead of 190.xx
Originally Posted by frontlineI think the mix of games and engines has been great for review purposes. Even games on Valve's orange box engine are relevant as they are still played regularly. If anything it highlights the need for developers to get the right balance between gameplay and graphics, especially when top of the range systems are struggling to get consistently playable frame-rates at times.
Originally Posted by perplekks45As long as the base is consistent it doesn't matter much, does it?
Sure 9.8/190.xx might be faster/have more optimizations and profiles/are just newer [therefor better?] but I doubt that you would want to be the one re-testing every old card and their respective overclocked models just because nVidia just dropped the 3rd driver in as many days.
Originally Posted by NaturePlease test Crysis on very high like you used to.
Originally Posted by article
Amongst the long list of tweaks and refinements you'd find over and above that on a stock GTX 260 were solid state iron choke capacitors
The box again features the F-35 Lightning II but as we alluded to last time, we suspect this is to take advantage of the cool sounding name and striking silhouette of a modern warplane rather than Lockheed Martin (who make the F-35) adding its expertise to the equation. In addition, the F-35 is famous for its ability to take off vertically rather than being particularly fast or manoeuvrable. Inside it is a PCI-E to molex power adapter, HDMI cable, DVI to HDMI adapter and a DVI to D-Sub adapter along with an SPDIF audio cable for HDCP compatibility.
Originally Posted by LizardDoes that meant this graphics card will also crash if it passes over the International Date Line? :)
Originally Posted by CombatusSorry that should have been solid state iron chokes and all solid capacitors. The chokes certainly aren't marketing BS however, they really do stop the aweful squealing ;)
Originally Posted by WolfeSorry, there's still no thing as solid state chokes. It's still marketing BS.
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