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Old March 27, 2010, 09:30 AM
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These are the results we got which line up with literally every other site that tested at the same settings we did:

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Seriously, why use someone else's incomplete chart when we have one right there in our reviews?
The difference between the 5850 and 470 at 19x12 are quite noticeable I'd say.

I think for newer DX11 games, it could make the difference between playing below 30FPS (5850) versus playing above 30FPS (with the 470).

I hope you guys do a shootout between manufactured cards, especially something along the lines of the Sapphire Vapor-X version of the 5850.

It'll only be fair if an overclocked 470 with custom cooling (I hope) goes head to head with AMD's best 5850 out there ... that would be a great showdown :D
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Old March 27, 2010, 09:31 AM
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X-bit labs is the only site on the internet that properly tests video card power consumption.
is that so? let me take a quick look... edit : how about these guys' testing? Dossier : La vraie consommation de 73 cartes graphiques (page 1: Introduction) - HardWare.fr

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Old March 27, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Well this just now screws up with my own decisions of upgrading. Currently i'm running SLI GTX260s and i was originally thinking of going GTX470 but now i don't know if i should spend the tad more and go with the ATI 5870 or bump up more for the space heater GTX480....either way i game at 1920 x 1080 since its on a 1080p HDMI tv. If anyone has any advice PM me or respond here
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Old March 27, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Well this just now screws up with my own decisions of upgrading. Currently i'm running SLI GTX260s and i was originally thinking of going GTX470 but now i don't know if i should spend the tad more and go with the ATI 5870 or bump up more for the space heater GTX480....either way i game at 1920 x 1080 since its on a 1080p HDMI tv. If anyone has any advice PM me or respond here
I'll go 5870 over GTX 470, it cost a bit more, but more performance and much more efficient.

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is that so? let me take a quick look... edit : how about these guys' testing? Dossier : La vraie consommation de 73 cartes graphiques (page 1: Introduction) - HardWare.fr
They don't explain their testing methodology properly, so I can't comment on that.
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Old March 27, 2010, 09:59 AM
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I would wait until X-bit's review for power consumption numbers if I were you. I don't know why they don't have one up right now, but hopefully it'll be there soon.
I know Zero, they usually made their reviews a couple of days later than the rest of the net. :)
And of course I'll wait them.

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X-bit labs is the only site on the internet that properly tests video card power consumption.
Not quite. TPU and hardware.fr isolate cards power too.
And I saw ~100W difference.
I'm expecting to see on XBit same 100-110W difference between them.
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Old March 27, 2010, 10:02 AM
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How good is that site (never bought from them before) and i've not overly familiar with Saphire as a company, how do they stack up to others?
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How good is that site (never bought from them before) and i've not overly familiar with Saphire as a company, how do they stack up to others?
Just price match it on NCIX my good friend
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Old March 27, 2010, 10:09 AM
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How good is that site (never bought from them before) and i've not overly familiar with Saphire as a company, how do they stack up to others?
I brought once from them, no problem, they used Purolator.
If you aren't comfortable, you can always price match at NCIX.
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You guys think its the best bet to go with right now for that 'price range'?
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