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Migrating from 8800GTX -> HD4870, with Crysis WH benchmark

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So I pulled the trigger, I got fed up with the nvdlskdlaskdsaj.dll stopped responding and sometimes random artifacts in games on my 8800GTX. And trust me, I tried everything, my last step was to watercool the 8800GTX with temperatures NEVER above 45C.

Removed drivers -> boot to safe mode -> use driver cleaner -> install 4870 -> unmark Nvidia services at startup to ignore missing dll's -> working flawlessly :)

Peak power consumption during tests:

8800GTX 288W
HD4870 265W

So here are the results:

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          6600  @ 2.40GHz @ 3599 Mhz
CPU ID: Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate  64-bit Service Pack 1
Physical memory: 4.00 GB
Display adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768 MB
Driver version: 7.15.11.7824 (20081007123300.000000-000)

//////////// Summary \\\\\\\\\\\\\

01/21/2009 23:30:28 - Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate  64-bit Service Pack 1

DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1680 x 1050 AA 4xx 
==> Framerate [ Min: 9.80 Max: 18.37 Avg: 15.10 ]

DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 3X @ Map: avalanche @ 0 1680 x 1050 AA 4xx 
==> Framerate [ Min: 4.42 Max: 20.02 Avg: 15.14 ]

DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 3X @ Map: frost @ 0 1680 x 1050 AA 4xx 
==> Framerate [ Min: 8.63 Max: 18.24 Avg: 14.85 ]
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Display adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 512 MB
Driver version: Catalyst 8.12 (8.561-081201a1-072276C-ATI)

//////////// Summary \\\\\\\\\\\\\

01/22/2009 23:16:28 - Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate  64-bit Service Pack 1

DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 3X @ Map: ambush @ 0 1680 x 1050 AA 4xx 
==> Framerate [ Min: 10.43 Max: 26.23 Avg: 21.17 ]

DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 3X @ Map: avalanche @ 0 1680 x 1050 AA 4xx 
==> Framerate [ Min: 10.58 Max: 30.32 Avg: 23.91 ]

DirectX 9.0c ENTHUSIAST 3X @ Map: frost @ 0 1680 x 1050 AA 4xx 
==> Framerate [ Min: 5.23 Max: 27.24 Avg: 21.99 ]
It's close to 50% increase. Your results may vary.

I'l follow up with a UT3 bench, since I found some old 8800GTX's results lying around.
 

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Yeah, the 8800GTX ain't a bad card, but the 4870 is a few generations ahead and is a bit faster.
 

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I was actually more surprised by the lower peak power consumption.
 

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Yeah, it's a step in the right direction but I think 265w is still gluttonous. I wonder how much power my 9800gt sucks down?
 
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Only time I had "weird artifacting" with my 8800 GTX was when I was trying to OC it. If I left it stock it worked fine. :laugh: But yeah, you will see a nice increase with an HD 4870. I got similar results when I went from an 8800 GTX to a GTX 260.
 
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Well considering a ps3 uses about 380w I wouldn't consider 265w gluttonous but when you throw cpu ram hd disk drive HIGH POWER LEDS fans pumps etc. It gets outta control but if you wanna run Crysis 17 u gotta do it until they go back to 8 bit games.
 

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A ps3 is a full system though. 265w just for a video card is too much IMO. I think it should be more like 100w
 

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265W is FULL system from power outlet.

This translates with HX520's power efficiency to 230W actual load. FULL SYSTEM.

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520     Load (W)        Efficiency      Input (W)
20 %    104               82.41             126
30 %    156               84.06             186
40 %    208               85.65             243
50 %    260               86.31             301
60 %    312               86.14             362
70 %    364               85.68             425
80 %    416               85.08             489
90 %    468               84.44             554
100 %   520               83.84             620
 
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