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Hardware Radeon HD 4890 vs GeForce GTX 275

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 3 Apr 2009.

  1. Tim S

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  2. Vendetta

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    Great article...
    Me too, I think 275 is better.
     
  3. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Dude, how quick do you read? We only put that up two minutes ago! lols
     
  4. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    can you please add an print option for bit tech or any one know an web site that does it
     
  5. lewchenko

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    It doesnt seem that long ago when I bought my 260-216core... the 275 is a decent increase from that... and for less money than I paid for mine (it was the XFX Black Edition though .. so decently overclocked).

    I also have an iMac and one of the beauty's of the machine is the fact that it is practically silent. The Gaming PC (whilst not a vacuum cleaner) is noticeably louder.

    The fact that the 4890 runs 'hot and noisy' to quote the review is an instant turn off for me.

    As well as the fact that AMD have 'widened the copper' etc to cope !!! It has the equivalent of RROD written all over it!
     
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    Nope sorry - the formatting in each of the articles is specific and sometimes specialised so that doesn't translate easily into a simplified version.

    Also, people use the printer friendly option to strip out the ads or google/digg links use it. It's how we solely fund the site and pay for our jobs :p so it was a business decision at the start to not include sorry :)
     
  7. Goty

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    To say that the 4890 runs "hot" is complete rubbish. Did anyone even look at the load temperature of the 275? Yikes! I'm sure NVIDIA will bring that down when they release some actual retail cards, but then you can guarantee that their noise advantage will go out the window (especially when ATI board partners get around to lower the fan speeds under load).

    As for saying "It has the equivalent of RROD written all over it," evidently you're a little fuzzy about what exactly caused the RRoD incidents.
     
  8. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    I thought Asus provided a overclocking tool that allows you to adjust the core voltage of the gpu?
     
  9. Tim S

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    Yes, it's something we'll come back to... there's been three (and sometimes four) of us working on this for almost the whole week and I don't know about the other guys, but I'm ready for a beer. :)
     
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    I'd like to see a couple of board partners use a GTX285 or GTX260 cooler on the 275 as I think that'd allow them a fair amount more overclocking headroom too with the more efficient cooling.

    Do bit have any plans on doing an overall forceware 185 review? As it'll obviously bump performance on all Nvidia cards and may change some recommendations (GTX260 vs 4870) and see how the GTX 285 performance compares to the GTX275 on a level playing field.
     
  11. Tim S

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    We'll be doing a performance update article soon and that'll use whatever the latest available drivers are for both sides. It'll probably be in a month or so now. Next on the agenda is a clock-for-clock comparison across the various cards we've tested here in more theoretical terms looking at the architecture changes that were made in the 4890 in particular.
     
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    Nice. I'm still glad I bought my 4850 when i did. Looks like things havn't leaped ahead that much yet to make an upgrade worthwhile.
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Absolutely fantastic article, plenty of detailed and interesting tests. Great job guys, enjoy your beers. :D
     
  15. uncle_fungus

    uncle_fungus P/T Folding@home developer

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    As the author of FahMon I feel obliged to point out that there is no "@" in the name. It's FahMon, not F@hMon (or FAHMon for that matter).
     
  16. Tim S

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    Duly corrected, thanks for pointing it out.
     
  17. uncle_fungus

    uncle_fungus P/T Folding@home developer

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    Thanks Tim
     
  18. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    was guessing that realy , you could but ads inside the printed page
     
  19. Tim S

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    It's something I'm still trying to find a solution to, but at the moment we haven't come up with it. Sorry :(
     
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    Wish I had waited and got a GTX 275 instead of my 4870 1gb! Ah well, that's just how the industry goes. Nice article guys.
     
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