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Showdown with three DX10 games

GTX 295 with Geforce 181.20 WHQL vs. HD 4870 X2 with 8.12 Hotfix

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
 
GTX 295 versus HD 4870 X2 with up-to-date drivers [Source: view picture gallery]

GTX 295 versus HD 4870 X2 with up-to-date drivers - Introduction
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.



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Author: Marc Sauter (Jan 09, 2009)






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CpuGuy Re: GTX 295 with Geforce 181.20 WHQL vs. HD 4870 X2 with 8.12 Hotfix
Junior Member
10.01.2009 03:39
You are the best when it comes to information like this! However, is it possible to include high quality texture filtering from the 295 instead of quality? High quality texture filtering is suppose to use Trilinear filtering while quality texture filtering is using Bilinear filtering (if I understood it's use correctly).
lagathy Re: GTX 295 with Geforce 181.20 WHQL vs. HD 4870 X...
Senior Member
09.01.2009 13:48
surprising results....i really thought the gtx 295 would relatively pummel the 4870x2....seems pretty much tit for tat from these results,though no doubt nvidia will have eeked a few more fps out of the hardware in future drivers. good old crysis though lol..you have to admire its continuing ability to be able to sink state of the art gcards even 2 yrs after its release!

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