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Hardware Core i7 Christmas '08 Graphics Performance

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Dec 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    it's just too evenly matched.

    to be honest, the only difference is which driver/utility set the customer prefers.

    will there be a AVIO vs Badaboom encoding soon? with ATI also starting to release stream processor applications, nVidia no longer have that advantage.
     
  3. amacieli

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    +10000. And we should include "regular" encoders too, like TMPGEnc and non-accelerated encoders to see if there are any quality differences.
     
  4. Tim S

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    It is something that we are definitely looking to do, yes! I'd like to look at the various GPU accelerated encoders.
     
  5. Floyd

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    I still love my 8800GTs Good performance at a steal of a price!
     
  6. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Looks like you guys are really properly set up , great article :clap:

    I really liked the "4870 vs 260" graphs, very helpful! I recently got my grubby fingers on a 4870 1GB, and i'm glad i did :)
     
  7. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I dunno, all those benchmarks are fine and all, but some more games and cards would have been nice...


    (k/g! Awesome job guys, now go enjoy Christmas and stop working so late)
     
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    wow lots of work it seems ! The test results didn't surprise any of us i think. Now, the waiting for the next-gen graphics has commenced, as this generation hardly shows us any real performance booms. Also: it's common courtesy to pitty/laugh at, those who bought the Radeon 4870 512mb :/
     
  9. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    my 3870 is starting to look quite shabby, having said that i generally game at 1440x900 and havn't noticed any problem on the lastest titels....the old girl got some life yet?
     
  10. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Tim, thanks for the very thorough comparison of GPU's... much appreciated. The step-by-step comparisons and relative percentage gains/losses were particularly informative and insightful. Reviews such as these are the main reason I stick around this site over the US based websites.
     
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    Thanks a lot ;)
    A nice comparison.
    I came back to ATi with my 4870 1Gb and i'm happy I did. 830MHz core stock cooler all day long ( at 50%)
    The 260+ is looking like a better and better choice every day the price comes down tho....

    Well, i'm rooting for the next gen fight now ;-)
     
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    Those compairson graphs hurt my head :<
     
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    Yeah, I still have a 3870 too. Does ok for the most part, but AA performance is dire. It also suffers when there are things like smoke and dust in a scene. I am thinking of replacing it after Christmas, but the idle power consumption of the 4870 is too high and the GTX260 is too long to fit in my case without modification. I really hope both manufacturers can address these points!
     
  14. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    My God, that's a lot of graphs! Brilliant review, as ever...
     
  15. Andrei

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    Very good review. If only I could read it clearly, I didn't recognize the lighter red/green graphs AT ALL.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daltonism
    Deuteranomaly (most common - 6% of males, 0.4% of females): Having a mutated form of the medium-wavelength (green) pigment. The medium-wavelength pigment is shifted towards the red end of the spectrum resulting in a reduction in sensitivity to the green area of the spectrum. Unlike protanomaly the intensity of colors is unchanged. This is the most common form of color blindness, making up about 6% of the male population.

    6% of the audience is quite a lot so I'd suggest to deffer from using low contrast red/green in graphs for people like us so we can enjoy the reviews without straining our eyes ;)
     
  16. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Whitelist Bit-Tech in your adblock!

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    That's a singularly unfortunate condition to have if you're into computers and websites :( can't you adjust your monitor to bypass the problem?

    @article, it's nice to know I'll be able to slap another 1Gb 4870 alongside this one in a year's time and get an insane boost. Food for thought, though it'll have to wait till my next overdraft comes through. Free money for the cake...
     
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    called darwinism :D

    nice article.. the msi overclocking comp in taiwan looked pretty cool too
     
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