Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by reviewhunter, Mar 4, 2008.
mind providing some screen-shots?
wow.. I mean if the settings are exact in the two comparisons, the gx2 just got a turd flipped in its face
edit: and the gddr4 x2 version can only be better
updated the pic , ran the test again , had the previous filtering on optimal , ran it again with anistrophic filtering at 16 , updated pic above in my previous post ................ and its at stock x2 clocks too. (the previous results were also)
just checked stock clocks mentioned on new egg
GPU Radeon HD 3870 X2
Core clock 825 MHZ
Stream Processors 640 (320x2) Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock 1800MHz
Memory Size 1GB (512MB x 2)
Memory Interface 512-bit (256-bit x 2)
Memory Type GDDR3
mine is 10 mhz more than the 825 , but memory is same .......... i dont think 10 mhz can make too much of a difference in that score
This is useless to me...
Why would I care how a low end 9xxx preforms in comparison to high end 8xxx...
wow that x2 is a real piece of work. Really need those tests ran at high rez now, that will give us an idea of just how these 2 cards measure up
so would you mind benching it again with a 16xAF?
I believe he just did, check above, it now says anisiotropic on 3dmark settings
had to export results in excel to show u i did ran them at 16af ......................... i dont know why 3dmark06 only shows its anistrophic and not the level on the same screen.
hehe. sry guys, I know its early for the gx2, and it will obviously get some improvements with driver revisions, but 10k from Gx2 vs 14.5K from X2 kinda makes me grin. (with Gx2 on faster cpu 3.2ghz york compared to 3ghz regular quad)
BUT, again, we need both cards ran at hi rez to really see how big their balls are
I'm glad ATI has the better position now in the GPU market. Both companies have a habit of slacking off while they're ahead and its always been a back and forth between the two companies. ATI was doing well with the 19xx cards for a good amount of time and got smacked up by the 8800 for a good year and a half. Then nVidia got lazy and greedy and just released 1,000 different versions of the 8800. I have no allegiance to a company, its stupid to. They make a product and want our money. If their product sucks, its simple. Don't buy it. I don't stick with a company just because I like them. Buying the GX2 over the 3870 X2 seems silly right now.
As other people have said, this is relating the performance of synthetic benchmarks (3dmark06) not real game play.
(I'm not bashing the x2 what so ever, its a sick card, lol.) As a comparison, the article below shows a pair of 9600gt's vs a x2. It shows the X2 is better than the 9600gt's in 3dmark06, but in real game play, the 9600gt's do dominate. Since the g94 is a variation of the g92, you can semi-compare these results. It really all depends on what you are testing it with. To make a definitive answer if the GX2 or X2 is better, we really need to see both sides of the cards, synthetic and real time game play.
Yes the 9600 seems like a great bargain. Midranged card used to have a stigma with them as poor performing, but now they're great for a majority of gamers that aren't out to build hardcore systems.
Yeah. We really cant make a decision now if the X2 or GX2 is better. Since we are not comparing game play fps, you really cant make a decision if one is better or now.
But it does seem the X2 will have the upper hand in the whole situation. So thumbs up to ATI for their X2
It's over 9000!!!
We need one of W1zz's great reviews where he compares everything and gets Thanked by every member on the forum.
Thanks for the screenie.
Any idea what is the "4XAA (level7)" mentioned in the review?
cod4 and bioshock arent the best examples for the X2. COD4 runs better with just one gpu enabled on the x2 - at least on my machine. But luckily on 5th march the 8.3 drivers are gonna be released and things will change. hopefully.
I hope ati drops the price on the x2, it is to high even to be worth it considering two 3870's are cheaper... The price is the only thing wrong with the 9800 but it will still sell, I think $100 cheaper would have been wise.
it is higher than 2x 3870's, but it is infact better than 2x3870's. but i imagine the price will drop soon enough, if only by a little
ACTUALLY I wud like to know that myself , looking at their 3dmark06 screenie i tried to match what i saw , but i dont see any level 7 options when i place 4aa in selection , anyone who knows anythign about this , please let me know ill run another benchmark if there is a settign change , thx for pointing that out.
I think the pricing on the x2 its really good compared to the 8800gts /8800gt 8800gtx / when they were first released the gtx was going for £600+ thats crazy pricing. and the x2 has dropped in price slightly. ebuyer has good weekly deals now and again the last deal saw a visiontek x2 going for £272 right down to £235. i plan to get another also when the price drops enough.
More unofficial benchies!
Edit..: thanks to jam2k @rage3d forums.
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