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    Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Fighting it out with the Radeon HD 4870 1GB, does NVIDIA finally have the upper hand?
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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Very nice review, I was thinking you guys were psychic until I saw the two similiar GTX260 cards using different drivers. I wanted to see if there really is any major difference between cards with the same speeds just from different manufacturers. Any chance you could do that too Tarinder?

    Also the temps on the 4870 are just crazy, you missed out the power consumption there so I can't really tell if the 4870's temps are wasting energy or if it's not that bad.

    But really would like to see the comparison of my first point (two similiar cards different manufacturers).

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Nice review. Have to say, would be nice to see more games there. I like the choice there is atm, but a couple of the more recent ones like FarCry 2, Crysis:Warhead, Fallout 3 etc. Just to get a better range, and more people play these games

    None the less, extrememly nice review and nice to see some different games like company of heroes etc up

    Also, where did you get the prices from? I've looked on scan and can't find the Palit GTX 260

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    Would be nice to see more games there. I like the choice there is atm, but a couple of the more recent ones like FarCry 2, Crysis:Warhead, Fallout 3 etc.
    That too I'd like to see, does anyone play Quake Wars?

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    Definately getting a GTX now thanks for that hexus its closed any doubts in my mind

    Thing about includiing cryssis wars, whilst the engine did go some important maintenence from the original its still quite an unpredictable game and doesnt really give fair results for the tests. I would liek to see farcry and fallout though as they are games il be checking aout after upgrade time.

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    Nice review. Have to say, would be nice to see more games there. I like the choice there is atm, but a couple of the more recent ones like FarCry 2, Crysis:Warhead, Fallout 3 etc. Just to get a better range, and more people play these games
    Did you read the review? They will be switching to these nvidia sponsored titles soon.

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    Ah yes, for some reason I didn't read the last page :S Thanks.

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    I would easily go with Nvidia at the moment. Much better drivers, and optimisation. (In my opinion).

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Yup, I've got a big mug of coffee, a few decent graphics cards, and a bunch of new games.

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    Suite will be changed again before the year is out.

    It's not so much as switching to NVIDIA-sponsored titles. Rather, many of the top games happen to be sponsored by NVIDIA's TWIMTBP program

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    and what about comparison of different cards, ie an Inno3D one vs a BFG one (preferred at the same speeds). I'd really like to see if there is a difference. Unless it's been pointed out somewhere. You had the right setup you just used the different drivers on the GTX's.

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    and what about comparison of different cards, ie an Inno3D one vs a BFG one (preferred at the same speeds). I'd really like to see if there is a difference. Unless it's been pointed out somewhere. You had the right setup you just used the different drivers on the GTX's.
    Yup,

    An Inno3D one is currently spitting out numbers based on the same driver. Review will be live in a couple of days.

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    Nice Thanks - looking forward to the updated benches

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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    the 4870x2 card tops even the GTX 280 from a benchmarking+review I read via google.

    Also, nvidias TWIMTBP scheme and the smarmy ads/logo trailers on games make me NOT want to buy from them, it reeks of trying to establish a monopoly, and it's disappointing that games developers pander to it instead of being straight with customers and supporting graphics cards equally. In a monopoly we're the ones that lose out as quality falls and prices are ramped up due to not having to worry about any competing any more - another example is while Apple are just Microsoft with a white colour scheme (just look at how they've been regarding open source on iPhone/iPods, it's MSvsLinux all over again, and Apple have a big crush on DRM too), it's good that it's there because it keeps the industry on it's toes.
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    Re: Reviews - Point of View GeForce GTX 260 - everything but the kitchen sink

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectionist View Post
    the 4870x2 card tops even the GTX 280 from a benchmarking+review I read via google.
    Yeah it does... but thats not whats been talked about

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectionist View Post
    Also, nvidias TWIMTBP scheme and the smarmy ads/logo trailers on games make me NOT want to buy from them, it reeks of trying to establish a monopoly, and it's disappointing that games developers pander to it instead of being straight with customers and supporting graphics cards equally. In a monopoly we're the ones that lose out as quality falls and prices are ramped up due to not having to worry about any competing any more
    Whilst i agree and have ranted about it many times myself... what ya gunna do.
    At the same time i guess its slightly more cost effective for game developers to build the game around a certain chipset and then add support for other ones around it but i dont know how it all works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectionist View Post
    - another example is while Apple are just Microsoft with a white colour scheme
    where on earth do u get mindset this from?

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