Benchmark Results: Crysis
This notoriously demanding benchmark shows no difference between either of the two G92-based graphics cards, despite their varied clock speeds and frame buffers. Both cards land smack dab in between AMD’s Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870
The pair is also outclassed by the overclocked GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 board, which also bests AMD’s Radeon HD 4870 512 MB at all three tested resolutions.
Finally, the extra 512 MB on BFG’s GeForce GTS 250 demonstrates its value. At all three tested resolutions—but especially at 1920x1200—1 GB of onboard GDDR3 helps the GTS 250 almost double the frame rate of the GTX 9800+. Unfortunately, performance at that setting is too slow to be considered anywhere near playable.
The extra memory does help the GTS 250 perform more like a Radeon HD 4870 than a Radeon HD 4850, both of which do remarkably well considering their smaller 512 MB frame buffers.
Even the GTX 260 Core 216 at 1280x1024 is too slow for fluid frame rates.
...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!