Originally Posted by newtekie1
A single test in COD4 is hardly evidence that it outperforms the HD3870 once overclocked.
The non-overclocked results for this card in COD4 are already close to the HD3870 and have it beating the HD3850.
But when we look at overall:
The HD4650 isn't even close to the HD3850.
So, yes, if you look at one single test(COD4) the card at stock speeds is already faster than an HD3850, and almost matches an HD3870, and overclocked it is faster than the HD3870. But personally, I play more than just one game.
That is why reviews test more than just one game.
, even overclocked, this card isn't going to be faster than an HD3870.
Well, who knows what the overall chart would look like if the overclocked speeds (for all games) were factored in. I'd still think it would at least be on par with the 3850/3870.
Either way, the whole point was that the card is far more than just a "replacement for an IGP," which I'm sure you'll agree with.