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Official AMD Radeon HD4850, and 4870 benchmarks


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http://www.expreview.com/topic/2008-06-24/...67d9273_16.html

 

Looks like the 4870 is a damn good card. It also looks like I was right on the money about the 4870 being able to compete with the GTX260.

 

Posted Image <- That's how it stacks up to the GTX260, and it beats it in pretty much everything, with the 260 sneaking in a win here and there.

 

And the 4870 on average is 26.175789473684210526315789473684% faster than the 4850, which falls within the 20 to 30 percent people were speculating.

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Well, look at the bright side as I am not to happy, YET.

 

The 3800 series is fully capable of Mixing with the 4800 series. So I might get a 4870, Xfire it with the 3870X2, and then wait for the 4870 X2. OR, buy 2 4870 so I dont have to use vista. Then have triple Xfire.

 

 

If I had the cash At the moment :hammer:

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http://www.expreview.com/topic/2008-06-24/...67d9273_16.html

 

Looks like the 4870 is a damn good card. It also looks like I was right on the money about the 4870 being able to compete with the GTX260.

 

Posted Image <- That's how it stacks up to the GTX260, and it beats it in pretty much everything, with the 260 sneaking in a win here and there.

 

And the 4870 on average is 26.175789473684210526315789473684% faster than the 4850, which falls within the 20 to 30 percent people were speculating.

 

Interesting, thanks for the heads up brandon, I honestly search on google daily to see launch date or any benches. :)

 

Anyways both the 4850 and 4870 are better than the GTX 260, the GTX only beats the 4870 in very few benches. Now against the GTX 280, in few games it does beat the 4870 by a pretty good margin, but in most benches/games it does beat the 4870 but only by a small percentage.

 

So basically the 4870 seems like a solid card, it even beats the 3870x2, which if you really see because of 2 cores it should perform better than the 4870 but it doesn't. And I also like a point that el kido mentioned, you could Crossfire it with a 3800 series card, which makes it even more fun.

 

Just to see some more official benches when the card's out. :shifty:

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Just wait for Crossfired 4870s, or the 4870X2. Newer drivers made the HD2900XT capable of competing with the 8800GTX in some games, so I can only imagine what updated drivers could do with the 4870.

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someone enlighten me. i have only had one ATI card (9700pro) but the new one's coming out look very good. what would be the best scenario, 1 4870x2 or 2 4850's. crossfire sounds good but i have little knowledge about it. i want something that will score high and game great. and yes i have officially jumped ship

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If what they say about the 4870X2 is true, then by all means, get the X2. Supposedly the cards go directly to each other's memory to access data instead of through a PCIe bridge chip, which is several orders of magnitude faster, and Crossfire's already good scaling would get even better.

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:thud: I'll be having withdrawals by then.... :surrender:

 

Well I_G you can always get a 4870 for now or 2, remember 3870X2 had very minimal advantage over 3870 CF. Now saying that will happen the same for the 4870CF and 4870X2.

 

And then sell them and get a 4870X2 or Crossfire X. I will be looking to get the 4870 myself, and then if you sell, hey CF for me, sure, you might already have a buyer (if you give it to me dirt cheap :lol::P .. j/k)

 

I'm sure 4870 CF won't disappoint either

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You didn't read the reviews did ya Miggs? The reviews I posted have Crossfire results. And if the X2 negotiates data transfers through each GPUs memory instead of a PCIe bridge chip, I see it as being significantly faster than Crossfired 4870s.

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