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[dvHW] AMD Radeon HD 4870 is 20% faster than GeForce 9800 GTX

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It is said that the HD 4850 is 20% faster than the 8800GT and HD 4870 is 20% faster than the 9800GTX. As we all know, GeForce 9800GTX is only 10% faster than the 8800GT. We are able to get a clearer picture of the performance of these 4 cards as shown in the diagram below.

In 3DMARK06, Radeon HD 4870 will be 32% faster than 8800GT, 22% faster than 9800GTX and 12% faster than 4850. AS for 4850, it will be 20% faster than 8800GT and 10% faster than the 9800GTX.
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Hair raising to say the least...
    
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Woot for AMD!
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Expectation management.
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Thats it.........
I guess that GT200 is going to smoke it than.
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post #6 of 101
That's not as good as I expected, but with the 4870 rumored to hit over 1ghz core once overclocked, hopefully that will be its saving grace.
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Expectation management.
Yeah, but it's so hard! I need an upgrade and such a leap in performance would be amazing...

I just hope this doesn't end up the same as the HD 2900XT where a perfectly good card was overhyped by rumors that people believed. Killed by the overzealous consumer...
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post #8 of 101
it comes down to wait for nVidia and ATI to release there cards .. wait for the reviews to come in and then make a choice on which to buy .. mid august may be the best time to buy one
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post #9 of 101
Looks ok but they will perform better then 20% when in in xfire.
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post #10 of 101
nVidia releases the GTX after HD4xxx so it will be interesting to see how nVidia prices the new GTX and adjusts the price of current 9 series.
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