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Motherboard: MSI P45D3 Platinum ( Provided by: MSI );
Processor: Intel Core 2 QX9770 Extreme edition at 3.6GHz ( Provided by: Intel );
Memory: Corsair Dominator 12800 7-7-7-24 ( Provided by: Corsair);
HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300G 10,000RPM ( Provided by: SmoothCreation );
This is the one of a few tests where HD 4870 X2 can beat the GTX 295.
Although HD 4870 X2 has the upper hand here, the "upper hand" accounts to only about 1% better performance. The two GTXs run on pare here.
Compared to the previous test, in Vantage is the GTX 295 undisputed king.
On high and performance settings, EVGA GTX 295+ shows some serious muscle and thrashes the HD 4870 X2 by 40% and 46%, whereas extreme settings see GTX 295+'s advantage duck to 28%. GTX 295+ beats the reference GTX 295 by 2% on high and performance settings and by 4% at extreme settings.