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POV GEFORCE GTX 260

"Pov GeForce GTX 260 review also featuring Gainward Radeon HD 4870. The Pov GeForce GTX 260 has a 25% lower clock speed than Gainward Radeon HD 4870 and 45% lower memory speed. Software used for testing was Call of Duty 4, Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion and Quake Wars."

POV GEFORCE GTX 260


SYSTEM INFORMATION
VIDEO CARD POV GEFORCE GTX 260
GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870
NVIDIA DRIVER FORCEWARE v180.48 WHQL
ATI DRIVER CATALYST v8.12 WHQL
PROCESSOR AMD PHENOM II X4 920
MOTHERBOARD GIGABYTE GA78LMT S2P
MEMORY CORSAIR 4GB DDR2 XMS2 DOMINATOR
OPERATING SYSTEM WINDOWS VISTA

CALL OF DUTY 4

NORMAL QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26074
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487075

HIGH QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26061
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487073

EXTREME QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26052
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487069

POV GEFORCE GTX 260 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870

COMMENT - "It is obvious that Call of Duty 4 doesn't favour the Pov GeForce GTX 260 which results in Gainward Radeon HD 4870 outperforming the Pov GeForce GTX 260 by between 1% to 33%."

ELDER SCROLLS IV - OBLIVION

NORMAL QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26098
GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870105

HIGH QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26096
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487098

EXTREME QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26090
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487083

POV GEFORCE GTX 260 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870

COMMENT - "The Gainward Radeon HD 4870 starts off strongly beating the Pov GeForce GTX 260 by between 2% to 7%. However when using Extreme Quality settings the advantage switches to the Pov GeForce GTX 260 when it beats Gainward Radeon HD 4870 by 8%."

ENEMY TERRITORY
QUAKE WARS

NORMAL QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 260101
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487087

HIGH QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26087
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487077

EXTREME QUALITY

POV GEFORCE GTX 26076
GAINWARD RADEON HD 487067

POV GEFORCE GTX 260 GAINWARD RADEON HD 4870

COMMENT - "The Pov GeForce GTX 260 puts in a good solid performance beating Gainward Radeon HD 4870 by 11% to 14%"

FINAL RESULT

COMMENT - "The Pov GeForce GTX 260 is a very fast card which uses the advanced GT200 GPU, the Pov GeForce GTX 260 is really just a GTX 280 which has a slower clock speeds, 2 Texture Processing Units disabled and 2 ROP blocks disabled. The Pov GeForce GTX 260 performed very well and was easily a match for Gainward Radeon HD 4870. If it was just down to performance then there would be no winner because both the Pov GeForce GTX 260 and Gainward Radeon HD 4870 are excellent video cards. However there is one problem for the Pov GeForce GTX 260 and that is the price, even though the Pov GeForce GTX 260 offers roughly the same performance as Gainward Radeon HD 4870 the Pov GeForce GTX 260 costs 15% more than Gainward Radeon HD 4870. This is why I have only scored the Pov GeForce GTX 260 8/10 instead of the 9/10 it deserves because Gainward Radeon HD 4870 is just a bit cheaper!"
POV GEFORCE GTX 260 SCORES 8/10!

POV GEFORCE GTX 260

PAGE 1 - POV GEFORCE GTX 260
PAGE 2 - 3DMARK 2006, VANTAGE, BATTLEFIELD 2142 AND BIO-SHOCK
PAGE 3 - CALL OF DUTY 4, ELDER SCROLLS IV AND FINAL RESULT

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