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Hardware What's the Fastest Current Graphics Card?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 17 Sep 2009.

  1. leexgx

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

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    the 5870 should be faster then an 4870X2 or GTX295 (from the the 6 display port setup from 1 video card was very cool hopefully folding will back it up as well)

    if your looking for high end, now is Not the good time to buy due to DX11 cards coming, anything mid range for £65 -100- 130 cards any thing around below (all cards should be 1gb as the price for 512mb and 1gb is £5-10 more At best so no point in buying an card with less then 1gb)
    9600 - 250GTS - GTX 275
    4670 - 4870 - 4890 cards
     
  2. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    I fail to see what bearing power consumption and 'thermals' have on the question "what's the fastest current graphics card". Indeed I don't really think folding@home performance is relevant, but I guess some people might for some unknown reason.

    Removing those irrelevant items:

    Radeon HD 4870 X2
    Winner – Fallout 3 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

    GeForce GTX 285
    Winner – Dawn of War 2


    GeForce GTX 295
    Winner – Crysis, Call of Duty

    Which means, shock horror, the top offerings from the two big guns are just about as good as one another. Who knew?!? :D
     
  3. Action_Parsnip

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    Dear Mr Butler,

    Please proof-read your articles. Power consumption page, for instance, says tests were done using Crysis, yet graphs say it was Canyon Flight.

    Is folding really something to put on the score sheet?? (personal opinion, ...no)

    and whoever would argue that "...at no other point in recent history has a card had such a long shelf life." has the memory span of a chocolate moose. 8800gtx and 9800pro come to mind.

    Props to otherwise nice article and using recent drivers.
     
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  4. Action_Parsnip

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    It'll be faster than the gtx285 by the same margin that the 285 is faster than the gtx260 216, i would imagine. Otherwise, props for the blindingly obvious comment.
     
  5. leexgx

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  7. SirFur

    SirFur PC Gamer and LAzy B0nes

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    I reckon we shpuld have a vote on what peeps reckon to be the best pre-directx 11.1 gen cards... :p But I'd say looking at the overall picture the HD 4870X2 is the clear winner - as you said it was released nearly 18 months ago and continues to be a top contender for being the best or at least v close to being the best GPU card around. To maintain that kinda domination/monopoly is very impressive - I doubt even the trusty 6800gt or the 9800 pro had such successful lives (tho the 9800 pro might have had i'm not sure) and I'm sure you'll agree they were top-notch cards of their generations.
     
  8. Action_Parsnip

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    Not a bad call i'd say. Anyways the 9800pro just went on and on and on....

    (if u bought it, u won big time, just like 8800gtx owners)
     
  9. Aristide1

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    "and who the hell is interested in folding performance??? "

    People who aren't selfish.
     
  10. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    As of December 22 2009 the GTX 295 is still $500 while it looks like HD 4870 x2 is being phased out $390 I would use this extra $100 towards a good PSU. but the HD 4870 x2 is gonna kill your electricity bill

    or buy a HD 5870 or two Hd 5770 because they use way less electricity than a HD 4870 x2 or GTX 295

    GTX was a monster card (HD 5970 holds the crown) but just cost too much. Nvidia should drop the price to under $350 and watch them fly of the shelves.

    And why does Bit-tech never put the 4890 crossfire up against the competition? Are you scarred?
    Because at $400 dollars or less a Hd 4890 crossfire configurations blows a lot of cards clear out their PCi slots
     
  11. Guest-16

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/11/24/multi-gpu-round-up/1

    We didn't do 4890 because they were being phased out in the above article, and at the time we didn't do CrossFire because we concentrated on single GPU. It's a LOT more testing and hassle to deal with multi-GPU.
     
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