[citation][nom]Malovane[/nom]No offense, Fedy Abi-Chahla and Florian Charpentier, and thanks for the hard work, but I think the article should be revised a bit. First off, this should be a review of graphics cards.. not a burned out overclocked Asus motherboard. If you attribute your 4850 test crashing due to your motherboard.. why throw in results of 0 across the board for the 4850? You just corrupted your data and made the final fps averages meaningless, which is the thing people were generally interested in. Secondly, why in the world are you including tests that don't fit the definition of "playable" on any card in your test lineup (Crysis 2560x1600). It just throws off averages, as people aren't going to run this game at 7fps! If there's no card in the lineup that gets close to 30fps in a certain test, just move on! Save it for the quad crossfire or triple sli tests or something. You're giving high weights to resolutions that only a fraction of a percentage point of dedicated gamers can utilize (and those wouldn't bother with a single GPU). Lastly, please get those annoying gigantonormous screenies out of the review. It makes the review look like it was done by kindergarteners.[/citation]
They used high resolutions on games like Crysis because we asked them to. A very recent review included current gen top of the line graphics cards and they benchmarked them on old games, where the framerates are phenomenal and unnoticable to the human eye. When you benchmark a game on the border of playable vs non-playable. It makes all the difference to a gamer. I don't know what charts you were looking at, but i saw the cards averaging around 30 fps on those Crysis benches for most cases. Why argue with that?
It was a good review, with a lot of detailed information on the cards that you can't seem to get anywhere else. More than just one or two tests to compare the newest cards, it included cards that most of us are likely to have with cards that we likely want to get. It gives a good idea of what you can expect to gain by an upgrade, and a good idea of which card to choose once you do.
[citation][nom]Sceptrix[/nom]Oh I see. Because the motherboard can't run GRID, the 4850 gets a score of zero in graphics tests. That makes perfect sense. After all, anyone using this GPU MUST have the same mobo.[/citation]
I believe the author was refering to the video card's PCB when he mentioned the "board" couldn't run the game. It was more an issue of it being overclocked and not yet quite stable than an issue of the mobo.