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Catalyst 8.12 reviewed!! 4870 1gb catches GTX 260-216

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December 8, 2008 3:33:39 PM

Take a gander, 4870 1gb vs. GTX 260 core 216:

http://techgage.com/article/ati_hd_4870_1gb_vs_nvidia_g...

And the 8.11 article for comparison purposes:

http://techgage.com/article/ati_hd_4870_1gb_vs_nvidia_g...

Excluding the dead space results, given the frame rates are more than fine at 4 mega-pixels for either card, its very very close. Bing bang poo I say.

December 8, 2008 7:38:50 PM

good find, just go's to show, bigbang's a damp squid
a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2008 7:48:33 PM

Itll be interesting to see all the other sites who cow towwed to nVidia if their response is apropo for ATI here, and their subsequent comments
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2008 8:17:56 PM

I'm looking for the multi-core support that nvidia has now put into their drivers...

I want a 4870 to get a nice increase in performance from my 8.10's i've been using :) 
December 8, 2008 11:32:03 PM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
Itll be interesting to see all the other sites who cow towwed to nVidia if their response is apropo for ATI here, and their subsequent comments


cough cough #anandtech# cough cough cough

Soo many sites have fallen for it hook, line and sinker
a c 169 U Graphics card
December 9, 2008 8:34:54 AM

thanks for the link :) 
To jaydee:i finally DLed the CAT 8.12 beta and i will test and post the results :) 
a c 169 U Graphics card
December 9, 2008 9:09:40 AM

I used 1920x1200 for FC2 and STALKER CLEAR SKY and 1920x1080 for CRYSIS WARHEAD(strage that it doesnt have 1920x1200 option)

Well the results were good for me,i ran FC2 Benchmark tool and i got 60FPS on average,when i had CAT 8.11 i got 49FPS on average.

In STALKER CLEAR SKY and Crysis,well i played a little but i got an 3-4 FPS more,the good thing is that it increases the min FPS too,for example in STALKER when the game starts (probably the most demanding part of the game) i got 19FPS woth 8.11 min now i get 24FPS min ;) 
I am happy with the results :) 

wating for final version:) 
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2008 10:13:14 AM

Yeah, I heard the minimum fps boost was probably the best result from this driver. Annands actul\ally ran other than the 5 games, and founf them a tad slower heheh, so who knows? I do know a few sites that refused to do it, and they gained my respect, and anannds doing what they did certainly looks like theyre independent in their journalistic approach anyways
December 9, 2008 11:16:05 AM

ok, everything good about the game performance increase. WHAT ABOUT THE AVIVO TRANSCODER???? Any benches on that?? As far as I can tell, on my system i get nothing. CPU is at 100% and GPU is at 0% when using the avivo.
ANYONE?? ( i have a 4870@512 for anyone that can't see my profile)
December 9, 2008 5:20:08 PM

Well try this review over at pcperspective, avivo transcoder is faster than nvidia's badaboom but has some image quality teething troubles by the look of it though. Is also bloody fast.

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=647
December 9, 2008 8:17:43 PM

Slight performance gain for the 4870 with 8.12, but sadly, the 260 walks all over it for most of those benchmarks.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2008 9:54:00 PM

The green one
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