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Yeah 1 more, sorry Eric

Can't help myself though, you know when [H]OCP loves an AMD/ATI card, that card is the real deal.
IMO [H]OCP is a very pro Nvidia site, I think alot of people would agree.

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The Bottom Line


AMD’s new Radeon HD 4870 and Radeon HD 4850 offer a gigantic performance improvement over their last generation of GPUs and offer great values when compared to NVIDIA new GTX 280 and GTX 260. These performance improvements translate into real-world gaming benefits being able to play at higher resolutions with higher in-game settings utilizing AA and AF.


We were surprised to see the Radeon HD 4870 competing well against the GeForce GTX 260. It not only matched the gameplay experience, but in Assassin’s Creed it edged out with faster framerates too. Count on drivers to mature in both camps as well.


The Radeon HD 4850 is the new sub-$200 video card to beat as it provides the best gameplay experience for the money. It provides a better experience than a GeForce 8800 GT and a GeForce 9800 GTX and is on par with GTX 260 while being less expensive.


While NVIDIA still ultimately holds the single-GPU performance crown with the GeForce GTX 280 it also holds the “Hard to Justify the Price” and “More Money Less Value” crowns with the GTX 280 as well. AMD is now offering the best value in video cards with its 4800 series GPU. And we also see AMD’s drivers maturing more for the 4800 series than we do for the new 200 series from NVIDIA so it is our guess that AMD’s performance will get even better with its new GPUs comparatively

Edited by grunion - 6/27/08 at 11:15am
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It's just wonderful when you can justify a price for a video card. They really do perform well though from all the benchies and reviews I've seen. The best part is once that time passes and they start releasing those ones without the OC limits, it will be even better.
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I just added it to the list
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Yeah 1 more, sorry Eric

Can't help myself though, you know when [H]OCP loves an AMD/ATI card, that card is the real deal.
IMO [H]OCP is a very pro Nvidia site, I think alot of people would agree.

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ROFL you aren't lying man....they hate ATI....
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post #5 of 21
Ati Ftw!
post #6 of 21
About time ATI got a little love. I used to never listen to HOCP due to their bashing but if they're coming around cool.
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They know if they bashed these cards and talked up the 260 and 280 they'd get tarred and feathered.
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I'm lovin' this .
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post #9 of 21
X48 board and 4870 in crossfire is my next upgrade along with Vista 64 of course....oh, and 2x4gigs of ram. It just never ends huh? Just about when the newness of our hardware runs out the new stuff comes out.
post #10 of 21
single PCI-express p45, 2x2GB ram, 4870 and e7300 for me.
comps evolve to fast, hate too see a 2000 dollar system turn into a 1000 dollar next year.
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