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#1 Nemo

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:26 PM

Our reviewers take a look at a second HD 4870 video card - this one from Visiontek - http://www.overclock.../visiontek4870/

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:48 PM

Something on those Crysis benches seems waaaay off. The 260 is beating the 280!!!


EDIT: At a closer look a lot of those test results seem odd...

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:04 PM

Something on those Crysis benches seems waaaay off. The 260 is beating the 280!!!


EDIT: At a closer look a lot of those test results seem odd...


Try reading the review first. Its an overclocked 260

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:08 PM

I did...it just seems odd that even an overclocked 260 would be beating out the 280 so often.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:12 PM

The cards are pretty close. A overclocked 4850 gives a 4870 a run.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:19 PM

I guess I thought there were larger differences between them. Perhaps it's the settings used that bunches them up? I just remember seeing them a lot further apart before. :shrug:

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:25 PM

I guess it would depend on what you were looking at.

I notice alot of other sites use High Settings for Crysis we use Med with 2XAA so that might be example of where your difference might be that you discribe.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:11 PM

I notice alot of other sites use High Settings for Crysis we use Med with 2XAA so that might be example of where your difference might be that you discribe.

I have the feeling that's exactly what the difference is.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:40 AM

how come the tests aren't run witth completely maxxed out settings? even if the frame rates are unbearable, the hardware will truely get a good stressing with that. (Full AA, Ultra High Etc.)

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:51 AM

We test at playable settings not settings that you can't play on.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:02 AM

We test at playable settings not settings that you can't play on.

well i can understand that but it will truly gauge which card is better equipped, since the tests are purely benchmarks. I'm not trying to be mean in a anyway, i just think it would be interesting to see

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:06 AM

I don't understand what that would prove?

You take three good video cards load up a game and get 5 frames. All three cards fail they suck! :unsure:

If you test at playable settings then it gives the reader somewhat of a general idea what a card will do. :)

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