High Quality AA and AF
Our high quality tests let us separate the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls. If the cards weren't struggling before they will start to now.
With AA and AF on under 3DMark06, we can see the two HD 4870s perform extremely close to each other.
World In Conflict
WIC gives the Palit HD 4870 Sonic 1GB a little boost over the Sapphire offering. We do again see that it sits ever so slightly behind the GIGABYTE GTX 280, though.