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Friday, 27 August 2010 09:02

Eurocom puts ATI Mobility HD 5870 against Nvidia GTX 480M

Written by Slobodan Simic

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ATI comes out as a winner

Eurocom, one of the more popular high-end system builders, has decided to test Nvidia's current flagship mobile solution against current ATI Mobility flagship and although we are looking at a test of a single GPU against Crossfire solution, the results are very interesting. Eurocom offers both solutions in its Leopard 18.4-inch notebook, and after couple of tests it is clear that the ATI Mobility HD 5870 CrossfireX is much better than the Nvidia GTX 480M.

Tested configuration of Eurocom's Leopard included Intel's Core i7 940XM 2.13GHz CPU, 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory and a 256GB SSD drive, paired up with a single Nvidia GTX 480M 2GB GPU and two ATI Mobility HD 5870 GPUs with 1GB of GDDR5 per GPU. When it comes to performance, ATI Mobility HD 5870 CrossfireX scores 18274 in 3DMark06 while Nvidia GTX 480M scores 15626 in the same test. Unfortunately for Nvidia, performance isn't the only thing where ATI wins as the dual GPU solution draws only 10W more while offering 17 percent higher performance.

To make things worse, Nvidia's GTX 480M GPU is over US $200 more expensive than the dual-GPU ATI option. Eurocom also pointed out that ATI's dual-GPU solution is much easier to cool down as it offers more diffused heat generation as we are talking about two GPUs that need 55W of power while Nvidia's GPU is a single solution that needs 100W of power.

ATI clearly wins this one, and as you know, the new Mobility GPUs are coming and can only be faster and better.




Last modified on Friday, 27 August 2010 08:01
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+14 #1 FistOfGod 2010-08-27 13:01
Yeah, I wonder how many winters before we see that GPU in an iMac. Refresh 2016 at the earliest, probably. Pull your greedy, stingy finger out, Jobs.
 
 
+6 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-27 13:14
Sooner bro... much sooner, after the ass-whopping nv will get from SI and NI.
 
 
-33 #3 twistedneck 2010-08-27 16:30
Just like the desktop video cards, this is not a valid comaprison at all. Maybe for internet uses and light gamers its ok but if you know a 5750 chip is nothing like a cut down gf100.

the drivers, physx like in new Mafia 2, unique geometry and tesselation abilities, folding, more advanced aa for what ever reason, there is a lot more to discuss and compare.
 
 
+24 #4 blandead 2010-08-27 17:11
Quoting twistedneck:
Just like the desktop video cards, this is not a valid comaprison at all. Maybe for internet uses and light gamers its ok but if you know a 5750 chip is nothing like a cut down gf100.

the drivers, physx like in new Mafia 2, unique geometry and tesselation abilities, folding, more advanced aa for what ever reason, there is a lot more to discuss and compare.


Yea? wanna provide us fps and test comparisons with your magical physx with these cards? I played Mafia 2 and physX does not add much to the game at all. It also slows it down a good 25-75% just be enabling it so I think its useless in the first place. They both have tesselation, but you see... one solution costs cheaper and is faster, other is slower and more expensive.
 
 
-11 #5 twistedneck 2010-08-28 10:34
Quoting blandead:
Yea? wanna provide us fps and test comparisons with your magical physx with these cards? I played Mafia 2 and physX does not add much to the game at all. It also slows it down a good 25-75% just be enabling it so I think its useless in the first place. They both have tesselation, but you see... one solution costs cheaper and is faster, other is slower and more expensive.


crossfire vs. a single 480M chip? Thats like gtx480 vs. 5970 all over again. i have both and the 5970 gets dusty in the corner.. give me some 32X AA and awesome geometry power and some way way better open cl ati.
 
 
+7 #6 MrScary 2010-08-29 13:09
Quoting twistedneck:
crossfire vs. a single 480M chip? Thats like gtx480 vs. 5970 all over again. i have both and the 5970 gets dusty in the corner.. give me some 32X AA and awesome geometry power and some way way better open cl ati.

Yeah but as the review said, you get double atis for 200€ less, much less power hungry and a free nvidia 480 ass-whopping nvidia 480 party.
 
 
+4 #7 Xenon_aniki 2010-08-30 01:41
Quoting twistedneck:
[quote name="blandead"]

crossfire vs. a single 480M chip? Thats like gtx480 vs. 5970 all over again. i have both and the 5970 gets dusty in the corner.. give me some 32X AA and awesome geometry power and some way way better open cl ati.


who wants to get the GC with more cost, high heat, high TDP & low performance when u can get much2 cheaper, and can buy 2 of them. only fags will do that
 
 
0 #8 twistedneck 2010-08-30 14:41
Quoting Xenon_aniki:
who wants to get the GC with more cost, high heat, high TDP & low performance when u can get much2 cheaper, and can buy 2 of them. only fags will do that


If you want features ATI simply cannot provide, then having two of these ati 5750 chips wont help. Maybe with SI and NI they will also bring features, drivers, api's, compilers, etc.. up to NVIDIA levels.. till then, i have to suffer the heat and watts, along with higher price.
 

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