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Rumour: GeForce 280 GTX beats Radeon HD 4870 X2

Posted on Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 00:00:42 CEST by

People at the PCInlife forum claim to have seen benchmarks of the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 ( GT200). It could be just some fake information but if it's correct the upcoming GeForce GTX 280 will beat the dual-GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2.
We learn from pcinlife forum that ATI next generation flagship R700 lost battle to GTX 280 in closed doors tests.

Taiwan graphics cards manufacture obviously got both 4870x2 and GTX 280 graphics card samples for these comparisons. But as we told you before, we still don't know the specification of the test hardware and software configurations.


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Re: Rumour: GeForce 280 GTX beats Radeon HD 4870 X2
by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 21 2008 @ 03:00:18 CEST
Beat by how much? Because if it's a close race, then you'll want to consider whether Physics (Nvidia) or DX 10.1 (ATI) is going to be more important to the shopper.

Couple that with the ability to run Crossfire X dual R700's on X48/X58 and you might see things going a bit less well for the Green team this time around. After ATI beats them up it will be Intel's turn in the spring of '09.

  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, June 06 2008 @ 15:23:17 CEST

    Radeon HD 4870 X2 R700 Reportedly Beats GeForce GTX 280

    According to our source the Radeon HD 4870 X2 R700 prototype card is out and it beats the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 in 3DMark Vantage.

    The R700 card is basically made up of two RV770 GPUs with 2x256-bit memory interface to either GDDR3 or GDDR5 memories. We asked our sources about R700 in Computex and apparently AMD is going to let AIB partners to decide the specs themselves. Therefore, the partners will set their own clock speeds, PCB design, memory types, cooler solutions etc. and there will be Radeon HD 4850 X2 and 4870 X2 cards differentiate by the memory type. The R700 card apparently doing pretty well at this stage scoring about X5500 in 3DMark Vantage Extreme preset while the GeForce GTX 280 card is scoring X4800. Both sides are still working hard on optimizing their drivers for the new architecture so probably we will see the performance to improve over time.

    • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, June 06 2008 @ 16:22:49 CEST

      I'm still waiting for some results from real games. I wonder why it takes so long this time, we're less than two weeks from the launch of the GT200 and we still know barely anything about this card except some info from some leaked slides.


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