HD 4870 X2 (R700) review thread

Discussion in '3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices' started by willardjuice, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. digitalwanderer

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    I liked the viddy, very "FUCK YOU NVIDIA!"-ish. :)
     
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    lol

    excellent movie
     
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    I watched several times!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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    The video is excellent... but they've calculated wrong!

    in Vantage the X2 is actually 28% faster (not just 22%)

    in Call of Duty 4 again - 28% faster

    and in Lost Planet it's 55%, not 35%

    ;)
     
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    In Vantage Extreme it's more like 60% in reality.
     
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    Most likely a mistaken reference to the filtering used, confused with AA instead. Although I though you can't force AF with VHQ settings in Crysis so who knows?
     
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    It is fixed at least on Cat 8.6 / HD3850 / Vista x64 combo, at least when using SSAA flavor of Adaptive AA
     
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    Yeah Crossfire offers up to 16x AA (think Super AA :razz:).
     
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    Yep, the X2 is a great card, as it should be, its 2 GPUs playing against 1. Noone here would pit a GX2 or 2x GTXs against a single 4870 in their right mind and not expect a clear winner. Why is this any different?
     
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    1 card. I expect that in the years to come you're going to need to get used to the idea of more than 1gpu on a card.
     
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    Die size & price comes to mind (even though thanks to the several cuts recently GTX280 is now clearly cheaper than X2)
    Oh, and this is still just 1 card, 1 PCB
     
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    The people who think of the price or for that matter the same people who pitted the 7950GX2 against the X1950XTX. :razz:
     
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    And its still 2 chips. I'm not trying to knock the X2, just those singing its praise as if the results were not expected.
     
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    Technically, it's 3 chips vs 2 -- 2 4870 + PCI Express Switch vs G200 + NVIO.
     
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    4870 vs 9800 GX2 = 4870 mostly winner
    4870 vs 3870 X2 = 4870 winner

    So its certainly not a given that a 2 chip card wins against a 1 chip card.
     
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    I don't think its fair they compare 800 sps to nvidias <200 sps. Talk about being unfair to nVidia!
     
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    And those 2 chips are still smaller together than that 1 chip from the competitor - and that's not even including their NVIO
     
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    Why not throw the Voodoo5 in there as well, as slower?:p Trans-generational comparisons aren't the best example in this case.
     
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