ATI Radeon 4870
GTX 260 Core 216
ATI Radeon HD 4850
Texture Address / Filtering
80 / 80
64 / 64
900MHz GDDR5 (3600MHz eff)
993MHz GDDR3 (1986MHz eff)
Memory Bus Width
quote: at least you don't have to put up with the Catalyst Control Centre
quote: Years ago ATI had a bad reputation for crappy drivers and even worse control panels.
quote: I agree, but, as there will be a die shrink they will increase frequency and power consumption will stay high - the same.
quote: The bad news here is the word on the street is ATI is that the next revision will not use the 40nm process, so don't count on the die shrink coming anytime soon.
quote: Its called taking advantage of the technology provided.
quote: No it's called inefficient. The per watt performance of these cards is terrible.
quote: If you're not willing to accept significant increases in heat for performance, you're buying too far up the video card food chain. You can still underclock it if that's the tradeoff you want to make.
quote: it has more ram than a 260 or 216 or a 295 and more than a 9800 :-P lets not forget that its ram is (5)lightyears ahead of nvidia.
quote: anyone posting negatively towards ati in this thread must be angry because of their recent $$$+ nvidia purchase.
quote: Nvidia has had two cards fail on me. I'm now running a third RMA'd 9800 GT and looking to get out of it.
quote: Maybe you should stick with integrated graphics.
quote: It's called the NEWS. Might want to pay attention to it sometimes.
quote: And gee, guess what, my video cards that failed had the bad GPU's in them
quote: Maybe you shouldn't be an ignorant ass and assume things