ASUS HD 4870 X2 (EAH4870X2) 2GB PCI-E
F.E.A.R & GRID Results
F.E.A.R. is a game based on the Lithtech Jupiter EX engine. It has volumetric lighting, soft shadows, parallax mapping and particle effects. All results were recorded using F.R.A.P.S, with a total of 5 identical runs through the same area of the game. The highest and lowest results were then removed, with an average being calculated from the remaining 3 results.
Yet another hands-down win for the HD 4870X2 in F.E.A.R with the red team managing to sit over 50FPS higher than the green team across all resolutions.
However, as the FPS creep into the hundreds; coming close to the actual pound value of the cards, interesting things happen to the CPF scale. The cost of both cards falls towards the £1 per frame mark, and the price difference between both cards equates to around £0.10. However, despite the heavy price slashings on the NVIDIA front recently, the cost of the GTX280 and its lower performance still places it just a tad higher than the 4870X2 on the CPF scale.
Race Driver: Grid is a visually taxing game that presents a challenge to any graphics system. Results were recorded using FRAPS to log the average FPS over a 2 minute race. To ensure consistency, the same track, car and general path of travel was used in each of the 5 benchmark runs for each graphics card, with an average FPS being calculated from the median three results.
GRID being a game that NVIDIA were keen to show off at the launch of the GTX200 series starts of well for the GTX280 at 1280x1024, but rapidly goes down hill as the resolution is increased. Interestingly the 4870X2 is hardly phased at all by the resolution changes, managing to maintain an average of 117FPS at 1900x1200. This results in a relatively flat line for the 4870X2 on the CPF scale, while the cost og the GTX280 per frame skyrockets.
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