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razr m3's GTX 460 (880/1760/2000) vs jam3s' GTX 470 (800/1600)

razr m3 - GTX 460:


Far Cry 2:


Crysis:


Stalker CoP:


Vantage (PPU off):


3DMark 11:
P3911 3DMarks

Unigine Heaven:


AquaMark 3:


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jam3s - GTX 470:


Far Cry 2:
Quote:
* Average Framerate: 72.46 * Max. Framerate: 113.36 * Min. Framerate: 50.70
Crysis:


Stalker CoP:


Vantage (PPU off):
P15592 3DMarks

3DMark 11:
P4536 3DMarks

Unigine Heaven:


AquaMark 3:


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And the winner is... jam3s! Congrats man! You did good haha Some were pretty close, but all in all, you definitely won. And I think you could strip me of the Crysis and Far Cry 2 titles if you overclocked your CPU a little more... But that's ok because I'm excited to see the SLI performance!

Far Cry 2: razr m3
Crysis: razr m3
Stalker: jam3s (barely, you son of a gun )
Vantage: jam3s
3DMark 11: jam3s (by a TON)
Unigine Heaven: jam3s
AquaMark 3: razr m3

brettjv's excellent explanation of the results:
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
The reason that DX11 tests are where the 470 shows the most dominance over the 460 is because the primary strength of the 470 vs 460 lies in it's computational power, having more shaders, rops, and polymorph units (these being where the tessellation units live).

Basically, the 470 has it's clearest advantage when tessellation is involved because it's very compute-heavy ... use of the tessellation tends to make the limiting factor to performance lie with the shaders, polymorph units, and ROP's, which is where the 470 has it's most significant advantages.

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Also, any updates in scores or overclocks will be posted in the thread (and added to the main post if I have time ).


Any and all comments welcome (ok, well MOST comments).


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jam3s overclocked his GTX 470 to 880 core:


Far Cry 2:


Crysis:


GTA 4:


3DMark06:


Vantage (PPU off):


3DMark 11:
P4807 3DMarks

Unigine Heaven:


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jam3s now has me for every benchmark except 3DMark06 and Far Cry 2

He scores ~1000 points higher of Vantage and 3DM 11, .02 FPS better on Crysis (damn you ), 1 FPS worse on GTA 4 (he was at x16 AF, I was at x4), and 6 FPS better on Unigine Heaven.
Edited by razr m3 - 1/13/11 at 9:07pm
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this is what i got outta my 460 so far today for comparison purposes



    
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this is what i got outta my 460 so far today for comparison purposes

*snip*

*snip*
Very nice! That's a nice overclock you got there. I wish mine could hit 900 core
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it can go higher im thinkin but i dont wanna ruin it until it gets a little older
    
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it can go higher im thinkin but i dont wanna ruin it until it gets a little older
Haha wait till the warranty expires then overclock the hell out of it
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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post
Haha wait till the warranty expires then overclock the hell out of it
Overclock the hell out of it before the warranty expires, that way you can RMA it if you kill it
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Overclock the hell out of it before the warranty expires, that way you can RMA it if you kill it
Haha you're a sneaky one
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lol I looked at Deegans Aquamark3 score and I nearly died. That's unreal!

EDIT though i'm happy I beat him in 3Dmark11
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lol I looked at Deegans Aquamark3 score and I nearly died. That's unreal!
I think it's a heavily CPU weighed benchmark. You Q6600 scored ~16-17000 points, mine got ~18000, and his i7 at 4GHz scored ~27-28000!

EDIT: And by ~400 points no less!

EDIT 2: jam3s, do you want to run a Mafia 2 benchmark? It's part of the demo on steam.
Edited by razr m3 - 1/12/11 at 1:18pm
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Originally Posted by razr m3 View Post
I think it's a heavily CPU weighed benchmark. You Q6600 scored ~16-17000 points, mine got ~18000, and his i7 at 4GHz scored ~27-28000!

EDIT: And by ~400 points no less!
Bahaha I know. He raped us silly on that bench hehe.

So, wanna have a friendly competition at 880/1760 for both of us?

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