GTX 260 black edition by XFX vs ASUS 4870

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GTX 260 black edition by XFX vs ASUS 4870

Post by hercules71185 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:05 pm

Benchmarks will be posted soon, but, my actual QUESTION is why is it that when you look at review after review. Is it either Nvidia killing the 4870 and 4890 then you look at other trusted sites and it's the opposite, comparing the GTX core 216 to the lower model 4850. I'm extremely confused. Isn't the GTX supposed to be a nice amount faster?

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Re: GTX 260 black edition by XFX vs ASUS 4870

Post by Sparky » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:35 pm

Hurry up and post some results! I've wondered about the difference the DDR5 memory makes.
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Re: GTX 260 black edition by XFX vs ASUS 4870

Post by hercules71185 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:11 pm

lol Estimated delivery will be Thursday!!! Why do I always get shafted for newegg shipping?!?! I paid for 2 day. I get ground. They said it was supposed to take 2 days from the location so they refunded me $7 but it doesn't make it come here any faster!
I'll do some benching with
1680x1050 1440x900
0AA
2xAA
4xAA
8xAA
Crysis (and warhead)
COD 4
COD WOW
GRID
Unreal Tournament 3
All the 3dmarks


Base system will be the $400 gamer. Both cards would put me in the range so it could be an either or for anyone who wants a cheap gamer
E5200 @3.9
2x2GB OCZ DDR2 1000
cheapo P35 motherboard. (MSI platinum)

And so you know I'm not using a STOCK ATI vs a black edition overclocked GTX, I'm doing it with a ASUS dark knight 4870.

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Re: GTX 260 black edition by XFX vs ASUS 4870

Post by hercules71185 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:09 pm

I'll post the screenies and results tonight, I am on my way to the beach, simply put, the 4870 seems to do better in less shader intensive games, and when the shaders get heavy the Nvidia dominates it.
Example, crysis GPU flyby, ati wins, But, CPU test where you get the explosions, Nvidia runs away with the win.

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