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Review: Twin-gun AMD R700 aims to blow NVIDIA out of the water

by Tarinder Sandhu on 14 July 2008, 18:41

Tags: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, GeForce GTX 280, AMD (NYSE:AMD), ATi Technologies (NYSE:AMD), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition





Lost Planet: Extreme Condition provides a linear increase in performance as a second GPU is added, reinforcing the Radeon HD 4870 X2 as single-board champion. Note how much faster it is than the also-ran 3870 X2 - some 81 per cent at 2,560x1,600.

Summary

Notwithstanding Crysis, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 becomes the fastest single-board graphics card around, handily beating out a GeForce GTX 280 when the resolution and image quality levels are raised to high levels. More brute shading strength and staggering bandwidth combine to match two-card Radeon HD 4870 performance in practically all tests.

But does it provide value for money, huh? Read on.