Most tests place Nvidia's Geforce GTX 295 more or less ahead of the HD 4870 X2. AMD counters with the Catalyst 8.12 Hotfix and Nvidia sends the Geforce 181.20 WHQL against it. We check how the balance between the two dual GPU cards is altered.
GTX 295 versus HD 4870 X2 with up-to-date drivers - Introduction
GTX 295 versus HD 4870 X2 with up-to-date drivers [Source: view picture gallery]
As announced in our GTX 295 review
, we deliver this article to test the effect of the latest drivers on the high-end cards. We used the same test system as we did in the GTX 295 review, but installed the Geforce 181.20 WHQL respectively the Catalyst 8.12 Hotfix
which is distributed by AMD and is said to increase the performance with a multithreading optimization of the workload. The Geforce 181.20 WHQL
is also available for download already.
For the following tests we used the known system
and the three DirectX 10 games Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2 and Stalker: Clear Sky.