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Babrbarossa May 3, 2008 07:08 AM

Legit ATI 512MB 4870 HD benches?
Some runs against the 9800GX2- Cheers to ATI if these are for real :clap: And so begins the summer's GPU war.

Test System
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 @ 3.00GHz
    ASUS P5E3 Deluxe
    21GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-26
    Western Digital 250GB 16MB SATA2 7200RPM
    1GB GeForce 9800 GX2 - 600/1500/2000mhz
    512MB ATI HD 4870 - 800/3400mhz



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ebdoradz May 3, 2008 07:17 AM

hmmm if those are real, i might get a 4870

HOLY crap have you seen the scores

Babrbarossa May 3, 2008 07:42 AM


"For the high-end enthusiasts segment., Nvidia will launch GeForce 9900 GTX and 9900 GTS in July to replace the 9800 GX2 and GTX. There is a die shrink on G92 for GeForce 9800 GT cards. Nvidia has also cancelled plans to launch GeForce 9800 GTS because there are simply too many high end GPUs. We told you earlier, GeForce 9600 GSO will launch on May 13th which is just a rebrand of the 8800 GS. The rest of the mainstream and value GPUs like 9500 GT, 9500 GS, 9300 GE and 9300 GS will come in June-July timeframe."

The table from VRzone shows NVidia's alleged release plan for the summer- I am sceptical that the gt200 would be called a 9900- I would expect it to get a new naming system to highlight it as a new process- I would have thought that if NVidia released a 9900, it would be the final rehash of the exisitng series.

belgolas May 3, 2008 08:09 AM

ME SO HAPPIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this is real! Man I am so happy. This summer is going to be a nice upgrade and best of all it is all covered by my tax refund. I could do a full system upgrade if I wanted.

CanadaRox May 3, 2008 04:34 PM

This looks awesome! If these are real, I'll definitely by a 4870 if not a 4870X2 (unless of course the 9900GTX/S is extremely awesome, which I'm somewhat doubting).

thenewguy001 May 3, 2008 04:37 PM

are you sure that's not a 4870x2?. I find it hard to believe a single 4870 will beat a 9800gx2 but yeah, if it's true it looks like it's going to be a good year for AMD/ATI

MpG May 3, 2008 06:07 PM

I'd have the same question, really. My own rig with a 3.00 GHz quad + 3870X2, scores about 16k-ish on 3DMark06 with the latest drivers. With the increase in guts that the 4870 generation is supposed to have, 21-ish seems pretty reasonable for the 4870X2. But a 21k score on a single core card, nevermind those other scores - DAMN.

Mind, there's been some claims that they've finally figured out how to make two cores use the same video memory, which might make a big difference if they were true.

SKYMTL May 3, 2008 07:00 PM

I will not say more but that is N...O....T legit. If anything, it is a semi-educated guess.

Anyone who has half a brain can make a guess as to the performance of an unreleased card by posting scores which are above that of the current competition. They will then say "hey, I was RIGHT" if the scores are somewhat right or they will fade into the background if their "scores" are proven to be absolute BS.

MpG May 3, 2008 07:33 PM

Yeah, figures as much. Although you bring up a very good point...

Attention: The upcoming 4000-series cards will feature an anti-gravity system to help you move your case around.

Remember everybody, if it actually happens, you heard it from me first! :biggrin:

Supergrover May 3, 2008 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by MpG (Post 55719)

Attention: The upcoming 4000-series cards will feature an anti-gravity system to help you move your case around.

SKY's right IMO look at all the other "leaked" info over the years, I dont bite until something is solid:dots:

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