Raw-power and Fill Rate Tests, Continued
Let’s continue the Pixel Shader 2.0 tests:
The AMD architecture wins out – the 800 processing units are in evidence and despite their higher frequency, the GT200’s 240 units couldn’t keep up.Now let’s see the results with a newer version, using modern shaders.
Again it’s not even close: the RV770’s 800 ALUs left the GeForce in the dust. On the other hand, as soon as the test puts the accent more on texture instructions...
...the RV770 and its 40 texture units can’t compete with the G92’s 64 and the GT200’s 80. There’s no surprise as far as raw fill rate goes – the number of ROPs haven’t changed, still being limited to 16:
All the GPUs logged scores that were very close to their theoretical values (10800 Mpixels/s for the 9800 GTX, 19264 for the 280 GTX and 24800 for the 3870x2). But we should mention the surprising results our 4850 attained, which even surpassed (if slightly) its theoretical value (10000 Mpixels/s). That was probably the result of the slight overclocking on the Asus model we tested (we’ll come back to that later).
$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)