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Old June 4, 2010, 04:54 AM
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 480/470 vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870/5850 - TechSpot

Interesting results of actual gameplay performance
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Interesting enough read. I like those time-graphs, wish more sites gave them a try. They're certainly not perfect, but I think they give a clearer picture of what the cards are doing, and possibly even promote a better understanding what all the numbers actually mean when you're trying to decide on what you want.
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Using the Just Cause 2 built-in benchmark we recorded a minute of the “Dark Tower” level.
Sorry, that's not "in game performance".

To make matters worse, there is no way that you can get an accurate representation of in-game performance using only a minute of an in-game benchmark that doesn't every use a gameplay sequence...
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i tought the 480 was supposed to be a bit more up ahead of the 5870 :)
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Interesting to see real time instead of only MAX-MIN FPS displayed by normal bench but I sure would love to see it over a longer time. Like en entire level of each game, that would give us a ture idea in any game situation. It also tell us the stability in game of the FPS which is pretty interesting. Nice find!
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Benching a whole level isn't the way to do it either since there are sometimes massive differences between levels in terms of performance. In a perfect world, the way to go about it is to play through a game and determine which level / section is the most demanding and then use that as a basis for a typical benchmark. This will result in a "worst case scenario" which can then be used to determine the card that will perform best in a given game.

Actually, I wanted to thank you for posting this review becuase it gave me an idea for an article.
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Actually, I wanted to thank you for posting this review becuase it gave me an idea for an article.
Intresting, I posted it here because I was curious about your thoughts on the testing methodology used.
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Actually, I wanted to thank you for posting this review becuase it gave me an idea for an article.
Pretty cool SKY! But can you voice your opinion on the test results it this review?
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Old June 4, 2010, 07:41 AM
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Without knowing exactly what they benchmarked in each case, I can't give you any opinion other than to say that I think it is time sites start being a LOT more transparent about how they benhcmark games.

That goes for Hardware Canucks as well and I can promise you that WILL change.
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Interesting review. How about HWC run a comparison review using your benchmarking setup. I would be interested to see those results. With a thorough review who knows what the results could be like.
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