- 3200 (1600 x 2) Stream Processors
- 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5
- PCI Express 2.0 x16
Best of the Best 10/19/2008
I've had the chance to compare this bad boy side by side with the 9800gx2 and I can definitively tell you that this card will out perform the 9800 9 times out of 10. There are VERY few instances where the 9800 will outperform the 4870, one of which is Crysis. Only programs that have bias to one type of GPU will show any real difference, but the difference in performance is fairly marginal. CoD4, WoW, Warhammer Online, Crysis, Spore, Black & White2, AoC, Halo 2, and everything else you can think of, this card can handle it. Max settings of course.
Crossfire drivers and scalability are lacking, but when one of these cards can run just about anything at max settings, who really cares. (Besides benchers...)
Anyone complaining that this card won't run crysis at max settings without lag, or having problems with any other programs, Look at your other components. Having the best graphics card on the market isn't worth jack if you're running with low amounts of RAM and a low end CPU. Keep in mind that your components have to compliment eachother in performance to see the best out of your computer as a whole.
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