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the 8800GTX was released in 2006, the HD4870 in 2008,
the HD4870 was a quite a bit faster in everything,
about the 384 bit, it's only 86 vs 115GB/s because it's ddr3 vs ddr5, so the 4870 have higher memory bandwidth, but that's not the most important, the GPU is simply faster...
but it's true that the 8800GTX have 256MB more, but I think the 8800GTX is to weak to take full advantage of that...
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Thanks for the info guys. I assumed the HD 4870 was the faster card in BF3. I'm glad you guys agree. smile.gif
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Thanks for the info guys. I assumed the HD 4870 was the faster card in BF3. I'm glad you guys agree. smile.gif

Just to share my own experience: until last week I had a 4870 in my rig @ 1920x1200.

It could play BF3 on low settings and pretty much keep 50-60fps the whole time. Pretty impressive, in my opinion. Don't know how this would compare to the 8800, but it goes to show you that despite BF3 rocking cards at ultra settings, it can still scale to support 4 year old hardware!
    
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If you are running out of video memory at the settings you are using, that could dramatically sway results, but in general a 4870 is much faster than an 8800GTX.
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If you are running out of video memory at the settings you are using, that could dramatically sway results, but in general a 4870 is much faster than an 8800GTX.
I would have to say I got better results with a 4870 then the 1gb 9800 GT I have. I was running at medium settings with a E8400 4gb DDR2 at 1600x900.
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