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i3DSpeed, June 2008

Added test results for GeForce GTX 260/280/SLI, RADEON HD 4850/4870.

July 17, 2008



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Performance ratings

Calculations are based on gaming test results and 3DMark06 test results. The calculation method is described here.

Ratings are divided into two groups: General and Gaming. The former includes all test results, while the second includes only test results obtained in actual games. Disbelieving synthetic tests, many think the second group is of higher importance.

Gaming usability rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
01. HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 299 349 100
02. 8800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 261 476 197
03. 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 258 403 146
04. 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 253 434 168
05. HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 246 392 148
06. 8800 GTS 512MB, 650/1620/1940 239 512 240
07. HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 239 430 178
08. HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 218 533 264
09. HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 216 411 183
10. 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 179 521 333
11. HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 175 580 380
12. HD 3650 256MB, 725/725/1600 172 192 58
13. 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 144 232 101
14. GTX 260 896MB, 575/1240/2000 140 592 510
15. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/1400 139 199 71
16. 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 138 585 576
17. HD 2600 PRO 256MB, 700/700/1400 133 167 57
18. HD 3870 X2 2x512MB, 825/825/1800 131 525 461
19. 8600 GT 256MB, 560/1120/1560 118 180 79
20. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/2200 113 216 105
21. GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 104 644 790
22. 8800 Ultra 768MB, 612/1512/2160 84 553 770
23. GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 75 815 1580

General usability rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
01. HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 1578 818 100
02. 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 1291 916 146
03. HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 1284 912 148
04. 8800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 1276 1067 197
05. HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 1237 993 178
06. 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 1223 961 168
07. 8800 GTS 512MB, 650/1620/1940 1171 1143 240
08. HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 1118 952 183
09. HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 1099 1197 264
10. HD 3650 256MB, 725/725/1600 993 474 58
11. HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 892 1312 380
12. 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 876 1167 333
13. 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 786 556 101
14. HD 3870 X2 2x512MB, 825/825/1800 731 1270 461
15. GTX 260 896MB, 575/1240/2000 704 1337 510
16. 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 701 1365 576
17. 8600 GT 256MB, 560/1120/1560 657 435 79
18. GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 520 1449 790
19. 8800 Ultra 768MB, 612/1512/2160 403 1222 770
20. HD 2600 PRO 256MB, 700/700/1400 379 300 57
21. GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 372 1827 1580
22. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/1400 371 340 71
23. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/2200 289 364 105

Gaming prospects rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
01. GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 75 815 1580
02. GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 104 644 790
03. GTX 260 896MB, 575/1240/2000 140 592 510
04. 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 138 585 576
05. HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 175 580 380
06. 8800 Ultra 768MB, 612/1512/2160 84 553 770
07. HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 218 533 264
08. HD 3870 X2 2x512MB, 825/825/1800 131 525 461
09. 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 179 521 333
10. 8800 GTS 512MB, 650/1620/1940 239 512 240
11. 8800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 261 476 197
12. 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 253 434 168
13. HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 239 430 178
14. HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 216 411 183
15. 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 258 403 146
16. HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 246 392 148
17. HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 299 349 100
18. 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 144 232 101
19. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/2200 113 216 105
20. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/1400 139 199 71
21. HD 3650 256MB, 725/725/1600 172 192 58
22. 8600 GT 256MB, 560/1120/1560 118 180 79
23. HD 2600 PRO 256MB, 700/700/1400 133 167 57

General prospects rating

# Card Usability rating Prospects rating Approx. price, USD
01. GTX 280 SLI 2x1024MB, 600/1300/2200 372 1827 1580
02. GTX 280 1024MB, 600/1300/2200 520 1449 790
03. 9800 GX2 2x512MB, 600/1512/2000 701 1365 576
04. GTX 260 896MB, 575/1240/2000 704 1337 510
05. HD 4870 512MB, 750/750/3600 892 1312 380
06. HD 3870 X2 2x512MB, 825/825/1800 731 1270 461
07. 8800 Ultra 768MB, 612/1512/2160 403 1222 770
08. HD 4850 512MB, 625/625/2000 1099 1197 264
09. 9800 GTX 512MB, 675/1688/2200 876 1167 333
10. 8800 GTS 512MB, 650/1620/1940 1171 1143 240
11. 8800 GT 512MB, 600/1512/1800 1276 1067 197
12. HD 3870 512MB, 850/850/2380 1237 993 178
13. 9600 GT 512MB, 650/1625/1800 1223 961 168
14. HD 3870 512MB, 775/775/2250 1118 952 183
15. 9600 GSO 384MB, 575/1440/1700 1291 916 146
16. HD 3850 512MB, 720/720/1800 1284 912 148
17. HD 3850 256MB, 670/670/1660 1578 818 100
18. 8600 GTS 256MB, 720/1440/2200 786 556 101
19. HD 3650 256MB, 725/725/1600 993 474 58
20. 8600 GT 256MB, 560/1120/1560 657 435 79
21. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/2200 289 364 105
22. HD 2600 XT 256MB, 800/800/1400 371 340 71
23. HD 2600 PRO 256MB, 700/700/1400 379 300 57


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