HIS vs EVGA Midrange Gaming Face Off Review

Resident Evil 5 DX10

Midrange Gaming Shootout

Resident Evil 5 DX10

Single GPU - Stock Speeds

With the DirectX 10 setting applied Resident Evil 5 still shows a preference for the Radeon cards over the GTX460s. We still find that the GTX460 768MB hasn't quite got the beans necessary to keep up with the 1GB variant, although it easily remains playable.

 

Single GPU - Overclocked

Overclocked looks identical in terms of the order of cards, but the GTX460s now really gain a lot of performance from the extra oomph provided. Still neither of them can get up to the HD6850 or HD6870 yet.

 

Dual GPU - Stock

The Radeons continue their dominance at stock speeds. The smaller GTX460 gives a surprisingly good result, but equally surprising is the relative performance of GTX460 1GB.

 

Dual GPU - Overclocked

Once overclocked, something we've definitely seen has a larger effect on the performance of the GTX460s than the Radeons, everything neatly comes together with very similar performance across the board. A nice metaphor for the whole test really. Speaking of which, onto the conclusion.

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29-10-2010, 04:01:46

Black
So looks like GTX460 is still worth to buy.Quote

29-10-2010, 05:51:01

silenthill
This is what I call a hard core review load of charts & game tests, I just hope your payslips justify your mass effort & I just want to let you know your efforts are much appreciated with us the readers; next month is going to be epic with the new GeForce GTX 580 & AMD Radeon 6970 so I’d recommend going to the gym to be in shape because we don’t want anybody collapsing during the tests from lack of sleep.

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29-10-2010, 06:51:22

Todd
I'm wondering when Quad Xfire would start to make sense.Quote

29-10-2010, 07:10:18

alienware
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Originally Posted by Todd View Post

I'm wondering when Quad Xfire would start to make sense.
Never. Who is going to drop £800 on four 6870s?

Maybe a few. But I don't know any one with four GPUs apart from Diablo and AMD are not going to waste loads of money in resources to cater to one in fifty (at the most) people.

The problem is it's out of AMD/Nvidia's hands any way. It all falls back to game coders and none of them will bother. Why would you? That's like having a thousand English people in a hotel and because there's one German there you make Bratwurst and Sauercraut for all of them. It's just a waste of time and money for pretty much every one involved. Game makers, GPU manufacturers and so on. Take into account that Obsidian just released Fallout : New Vegas with all of the bugs problems and issues from the initial release of Fallout 3. If they were to get it perfect and get quadfire in there it would have taken ten years, not two. Take into account how long Valve have their games in development trying to get them perfect..

Going back to the review.. Crikey. I can not even begin to imagine the ammount of work that went into testing so many different configurations. Hats off guys, this is some of your best work yet. Also -

[editors note: like Hanibal & Murdock]

Who is the crazy one? hehe that bit made me laugh. I can just see one of you dancing around the test bed.

Also -

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...uron/cards.jpg

Interracial GPU gangbang ahoy !

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29-10-2010, 08:01:43

tinytomlogan
VB is deffo Murdock, he would be really offended if I said it was any other way Quote
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