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post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by Lu(ky View Post
Nvidia plans to launch a new Geforce 9800GTX driver and we’ve learned that you should expect a severe performance increase compared to current drives.

We know that this performance jump will affect 9800GTX, but as its G92-based card the new driver might speed up some other G92-based products.

Nvidia is doing this simply, as with current drivers Radeon 4850 and 4870 are getting too close to 9800GTX performance and Nvidia wants to make a stand.

The performance might be so good that internally Nvidia calls it 9800GTX+. If we see some big improvements that will clearly mean that Nvidia was holding some performance potential back and that it was waiting for the new ATI card.

It wouldn’t be the first time.
S O U R C E

Wow looks good to me... I am still pissed at Nvidia for holding back the DRIVERS for the 9800GTX to compete against the 4870. So I have the 9800GTX cards for 2 months and now they bring out the good drivers for it BS. I will wait for the 4870 X2 and Nvidia can kiss me a$$ after that with there gimmicks they do!!
Edited by Lu(ky - 6/19/08 at 9:06am
    
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post #22 of 39
excellent! man, this is great for ATi...
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post #23 of 39
Wow this is a lot better then i expected! And think of it, the cards from ATI usually get huge boosts in the first driver updates.
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post #24 of 39
Wow! These cards have amazing AA performance. I would like to see some other tests but in the Crysis bench the 4850 kills my card when AA is turned on, and still beats it pretty handily when it is off.

These two cards are going to seriously dent nvidia...
post #25 of 39
So, going by the results from this, it seems like about a 15-20% difference from 4850 to 4870?
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post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Emraith View Post
So, going by the results from this, it seems like about a 15-20% difference from 4850 to 4870?
Probably depends on the resolution - given the much higher bandwidth of the HD4870 thanks to GDDR5, the gains will probably be larger at higher resolutions with more AA. I have no idea what resolution those benchmarks were run at however - if they're already at a high resolution, then the difference is probably smaller at lower resolutions.
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post #27 of 39
So the 4850 is just simply better than the 9800GTX? Because i've seen another benchmark that says something different.
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post #28 of 39
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So the 4850 is just simply better than the 9800GTX? Because i've seen another benchmark that says something different.
They're back and forth, I've seen reviews that show different things myself. One thing the HD4k series does appear to do better at across the board is DirectX 10 however.
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post #29 of 39
I'm confused now. I'm going to update my gfx a bit soon, but i'm not going SLI this time, so it's really a race to see who can make the best reasonably-priced single-card solution. It's between the 4850, 9800GTX, and 9800GTX+.
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post #30 of 39
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I'm confused now. I'm going to update my gfx a bit soon, but i'm not going SLI this time, so it's really a race to see who can make the best reasonably-priced single-card solution. It's between the 4850, 9800GTX, and 9800GTX+.
You do know that your 8800 GT SLI setup will outperform all those cards, right?
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