Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2
There’s a gap between the G92-based cards that slowly grows as resolution increases, suggesting a minor benefit that the GeForce GTS 250’s larger frame buffer offers. Both cards come in about even with AMD’s Radeon HD 4850, though.
The gap between the 512 MB and 1 GB G92 boards grows with the addition of AA. In fact, at 1920x1200, the extra memory allows the GTS 250 to perform more like AMD’s Radeon HD 4870 than the 4850 it was tracking earlier. Meanwhile, AMD’s Radeon HD 4850 is able to best the GeForce GTX 9800+ in all three tested resolutions.
...which (in the context it has been applied) is the same as saying we don't mind nVidia renaming an 8800GT to a 9800GT and then a 9800GT to a whatever 2xx series...and so on and so forth. My point is simple: nVidia is pulling an extremely sleazy marketing scheme on consumers by renaming existing models. If you goof admit it and get on with life; that's why I appreciated the fact that when the first generation of Phenoms were botched AMD gracefully renamed unaffected quads with a 50 (IE 9650 instead of 9600). Trying to remember all the different names of the exact same model is like dealing with someone who IM's you from five different screen names, eventually you just end up blocking them out.
Cherry picked? It's a retail product.
And there are MASSIVE rumours saying that Nvidia is hand-picking the review models sent to reviewers, even confirmed by HardOCP. Addressing that in this article would have been great.
thepinkpantherwhen the GTX4xx series i guess nvidia will launch the g92 refresh yet again, this time as an entry level graphics card.I Agree!