The weather is slowly deteriorating in the northern hemisphere and Christmas is fast approaching which means the market is currently being saturated with the major gaming releases of this year. With these releases comes the realisation by consumers that the excellent graphics cards that served them well in previous holiday seasons are not quite up to scratch with the latest titles, so what should everyone spend their hard earned cash on?
Unless someone wants to spend considerable money there are really only two options for gaming enthusiasts, two cards which provide performance high enough to play the latest games at high detail without requiring a bank loan, the GeForce GTX 260 and Radeon HD 4870 1Gb. The question is, which is the fastest now that many driver revisions have passed since release? Today we will run both through a selection of recently released titles such as Tomb Raider Underworld, Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3 to find out.