In the world where Nvidia “Fermi” graphics cards had been so long awaited, speculations are still the only thing most of us have. But speculations being unreliable, we can only assume that time will tell the tale. Apparently guys at Chiphell forums think otherwise. In fact, they just posted 3DMark06 benchmark results for the upcoming GTX 470. Question of course is if those are in fact legit numbers or yet another speculation on someones part. If those turn up to be true, Nvidia is heading for not-so-good start at all. Take a peek yourself.
They took things much further though, by comparing those results with Radeon HD5870 and they came up with those:
There are many questions to be raised here, one being: why they have used such a low-end CPU for the testing. That is a potential bottleneck and if nothing else it lowers the score in 3DMark06 as this synthetic test is not very CPU friendly. Other issue could be with having not optimized drivers as this could seriously limit GPUs performance as we’ve all seen when ATIs 4xxx series came out. All the same, it will be exciting to see if those results will be confirmed once the cards are out and what will be ATIs reaction to them. Even more so, to see in the real world how the bigger brother GTX 480 will perform.