NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Review

Author: Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig
Date: March 25, 2010
Product Name: Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig
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8x MSAA Testing (Far Cry 2 / Left 4 Dead 2)

In this section we take a number of games we have tested previously in this review and bring things to the next level by pushing the in-game MSAA up to 8x. All other methodologies remain the same.

Far Cry 2 (DX10)

“Dominating” is the only word we can use to describe the GTX 480’s performance in Far Cry 2 8x AA. Not only does it leave the HD 5870 in the dust but it also manages to beat out the HD 5970.

Left 4 Dead 2 (DX9)

We once again see a similar story playing itself out here. Basically, the GTX 480 is about 10% faster than the HD 5870 in average framerates but gets 20% better minimums framerates.

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