Head on comparison between "Zotac 480 AMP Edition" and "Gigabyte 5870 Super Overclocked" video cards
Hands down these are the two best cards for the Red and Green team's flagship single GPU model. The Zotac GTX 480 runs a hell of a lot cooler than any other fire starting GTX 480 out and the Gigabyte HD 5870 comes with a 100 mhz overclock running at 950 mhz. both are worth the money and will have you gaming with all the eye candy on HIGH. The one thing I didn't like in this review is that the Mafia 2 bench test was done with Anti Aliasing OFF and Physx ON. Anti Aliasing should be at 8x and Physx should be OFF. Physx is a proprietary Nvidia feature so testing it with it on puts AMD cards at a disadvantage. Until Physx is OpenGl and openly available to AMD and Intel then it shouldn't be in benchmarks.
I tested Mafia with PhysX on purposely, to show the major difference it makes between the cards. I had a chance to experience it myself and it is day and night difference. You are correct, I should have done it without it as well to compare the raw performance.
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