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GTX 275 versus HD 4890
Continuation: Review: Ati Radeon HD 4890 versus Nvidia Geforce GTX 275

Conclusion: Radeon HD 4890 versus Geforce GTX 275
Nvidia's Geforce GTX 275 and AMD's Radeon HD 4890 deliver what one expects given the theoretical performance. The HD 4890 beats the HD 4870/1G by 12 to 13 percent, needs only slightly more energy and is, regardless of the new cooler, quite loud. The OC capabilities are quite good though since 1 GHz chip frequencies might be possible. Currently a overclocked Radeon HD 4870 with 1,024 MiByte costs about 160 Euros while the HD 4890 is launched for about 210 Euros. Both cards are quite attractive for those prices but the HD 4870/1G still offers the better price performance ratio.

All in all the Geforce GTX 275 is on the same level as the HD 4890. It is about 10 percent faster than the GTX 260-216 and quieter than the Radeon HD 4890. The Geforce benefits from Nvidia's new 185 driver series. How much will be explained in a separate driver review later today. The recommended retail price for the GTX 275 is 239 Euros several Nvidia partner shops already offer the card for this price, although the first shipments of the GTX 275 have been rather small. Nvidia plans broad availability for April 14.

The duel between the HD 4870/1g and the GTX 260-216 is continued. With the HD 4890 and the GTX 275 AMD and Nvidia are competing on a slightly higher level - and ask slightly higher prices of course. What you buy in the end depends on your budget and your personal preferences.

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Author: Vötter, Sauter (Apr 02, 2009)


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Hyperhorn Re: Review: Ati Radeon HD 4890 versus Nvidia Geforce GTX 275
03.04.2009 16:30
...and don`t forget the memory interface (448 vs. 512 Bit) also. In 1280 x 1024 and 1680 x 1050 the GTX 275 is very close to the GTX 285, but then at 1920 x 1200 the difference gets bigger. But in 2560 x 1600 the difference isn`t that big as you might expect, when you compare the previor settings. Fallout 3 is a good example.
Yapa Re: Review: Ati Radeon HD 4890 versus Nvidia Geforce GTX 275
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03.04.2009 16:05
hmm not sure how you guys are looking at the results, but to me the GTX275 wins on performance more times than the 4890.
I'm looking at the 1680x1050 resolution mainly... but I just looked through all the benchmarks at 1920x1200 and yes the 4890 comes out in front a few times more because of its extra memory... but its still the GTX275 to win in many at that res.

The only game that the 4890 really shines in is GRID... and that has always been the case for ATI. Crysis also benefits at 1920x1200 from the 4890's larger memory.

Also remember the 4890 OC is an overclocked card, they did not show an overclocked GTX275.

hehe very true, hope you get another GTX275 soon

pcghx_Kristoffer Re: Review: Ati Radeon HD 4890 versus Nvidia Geforce GTX 275
03.04.2009 13:32
Quote: (Originally Posted by Yapa)
Any chance of SLI / CF followup? Yapa

We are currently running some HD 4890 CF benchmarks, so stay tuned. As the GTX 275 is regarded, we would have a hard time trying to get SLI running since we only have one card at the moment

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