Flight Simulator X
As always, Flight Simulator didn’t tell us much about the actual or average performance of the graphics cards, but it’s still worth analyzing. It showed that the 9800 GTX + is very far from matching the performance of the 9800 GTX, whereas the two cards are extremely close and the 9800 GTX + should be slightly faster. The only real difference between the cards is the drivers. The GTX + requires the 177.39 beta, which is much more recent than the 175.16 WHQL used for the 9800 GTX – a change, by the way, which for once doesn’t seem to be beneficial. As for the 4850, it managed to top the 3870 (and especially 3870 X2), though it couldn’t beat the 9800 GTX.
$450 in Best Buy for a GTX 260.
And the 4850 is pretty close to the 280.
Ouu the 4870 is going to give Nvidia a run for there money
for the first time in a while.
P.S. +1000 -> 2222
MaxSmoothedFrameRate=62 in the Engine.GameEngine section
"it was unavailable due to the sloppy handling of this launch"
Seriously? AMD can't control if their retail partners screwed the pooch on the release date, because they were so anxious to get people this great product. They made sure the product was readily available well before the launch date.
They should be praised for not having a paper launch, not told that it was a sloppy launch, very poor form saying that.
Hell i went to best buy and bought 2 4850's on sunday, when the cards weren't even supposed to be available yet, the guy told me "they have been in stock for over a month in the back, they aren't supposed to be available yet but i can get two for you." Were the AMD police supposed to come and smack best buy on it's hand and keep me from giving them profits?
Sorry if i'm ranting, just put the blame where it belongs.
In french, but the graphs talk by themselves. Ho, and if you want a short translation = impressive and incredibly more efficient than Nvidia (if you compare the size of the GPU, yes it's A LOT more efficient)