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2560x1600=4,096,000 pixels
1920x1200=2,304,000 pixels. Thats 1,792,000 more pixels to render. How would they be similar?
because there is a point at which there just isn't enough memory, and there is a steep drop off in frame rates.
post #52 of 73
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because there is a point at which there just isn't enough memory, and there is a steep drop off in frame rates.
Why do I doubt that?




I just don't see how the vram is a bottleneck at 1920*1200. 2560*1600 the ram may start to be a limitation but at 1920*1200 the 512MB seems fine.
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post #53 of 73
Nice bar charts... that lack gtx 280 in sli. ;D
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post #54 of 73
It really depends on the game, how much VRAM it will need on certain resolution. Crysis, for instance, will pull around 800 Mb at high resolutions. Upcoming titles for sure will make use of more than 512 Mb of VRAM.
post #55 of 73
Just wait a bit and 1GB versions will be out. Also, the 4870x2 is coming and that is bound to be with 1GB of memory.

Why would anyone buy a card right when it comes out. If you wait you get:

(1) Better price
(2) Better drivers
(3) Better features

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post #56 of 73
Oh. My. God. Pure awesome win!

I can't imagine what the X2 is gunna throw out there.

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Nice bar charts... that lack gtx 280 in sli. ;D
So you're comparing a dual GPU solution to a single GPU in terms of performance? Yes, because that makes perfect sense 0.o

~Gooda~
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post #57 of 73
That PT boat bench is an absolute stone-cold classic example of 'running out of vram' in the cases of the 512MB cards.

Granted, one may say 'that's only one bench, and it's at 2560 which few people use'. And that would be accurate to say, but that does not diminish the fact that this is a new and state-of-the-art benchmark, and as such, may be a good indicator of the way that games are going to evolve in the near to mid future.

From what I see, the 4870 is a phenomenal value for today's games, but in the tests that really separate the men from the boys, the GTX280 shows that is a considerably more powerful card overall, and as such will most likely stand the test of time a lot better than the rv770 cards.

Does that make it worth it's price tag? I would say ... hell no, not to me.

But I agree with c2dWerd ... next card I'm getting needs to be >512MB, cause I think we'll be seeing more cases of bench mark profiles like PT Boats in the future as opposed to less. And I would consider this ESPECIALLY important if I were planning on doing SLI or crossfire...
    
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Damn, my next card...
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post #59 of 73
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So you're comparing a dual GPU solution to a single GPU in terms of performance? Yes, because that makes perfect sense 0.o
Isn't that what everyone did when the GTX 280 was released? Compared it to the 9800GX2?

Anyway...

Looks like ATI has a winner in its hands.
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post #60 of 73
Sorry to "repost" my thoughts, but I just figured it was worth bringing up again....

This is actually more of a question..... So, if these benchmarks are accurate (and AFAIK Hardware Canucks has seemed mostly reliable in the past), then the HD4870 (at $300) could very likely outperform a GTX260 which costs ~$400? Just asking. (There may already be benchmarks out showing this, just haven't seen them myself). But if that's true..... dang, go ATI.
    
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