Expreview has just published a huge 25-page review about Radeon HD 4870 and 4850. Expreview compares Radeon 4870 and 4850 with other modern graphics cards such as Radeon HD 3870/3870 X2, GeForce GTX 280/260 and GeForce 9800 GTX.
Read the complete review HERE.
Radeon HD 4870
Radeon HD 4850
FurMark has been used to stress Radeon HD 4870 and 4850’s GPUs.
So, numbers can talk for itself. With the price tag $199(HD 4850) and $299 (HD 4870), RV770 is the BEST bang for the buck. Compare to GTX 260, A $299 only HD 4870 is a smarter choice. Yes, using this kind of word seems quite biased, but if you read all numbers from our review you will see my point.
Compare to GTX 260, HD 4870 is only 3/4 of its price while test items show the card have almost the same firepower!
HD 4850’s rival is 9800GTX, and we can see while their price keeps the same, HD 4850 have more than 15% leading.
NVIDIA has released today the new version of their ForceWare drivers for GeForce based graphics cards. These drivers support GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 GPUs ONLY.
– ForceWare 177.35 WinXP 32-bit
– ForceWare 177.35 WinXP 64-bit
– ForceWare 177.35 Vista 32-bit
– ForceWare 177.35 Vista 64-bit
VR-Zone has a performance chart comparing Radeon HD 3870 X2 against the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260.
Read more HERE.
Here are the rumoured specifications of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 200 series.
GeForce GTX 280: 602MHz GPU, 240 shaders, 32 ROPs, 80 texture units, 1296MHz shader processors, 1107MHz memory, 1GB memory, 512-bit memory bus, 141.7GB/s memory bandwidth, 48.2 billion/s texture fill rate, 236 W power consumption.
GeForce GTX 260: 576MHz, 191 shaders, 24 ROPs, 24 texture units, 1242MHz shader processors, 999MHz memory, 896MB memory, 448-bit memory bus, 111.9GB/s memory bandwidth, 36.9 billion/sec texture fill rate, 182 W power consumption.
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