Originally Posted by DarkBlade6
What they should have done is compare card based on their initial
price not on the name itself. So we can see if we really get more performance per dollar every years.
7850 - 250$ > 6870 - 240$ => 5850 - 260$
But to be honest theres not a huge different in term of raw performance between all those card so im kinda disapointed.
look to the bang4buck page, they actually did make a table for that
First of all, like others have already mentioned, 5850 should be matched with the 6950 and then 7950 to see a correct "flow" of things. You can either blame AMD for shifting the naming system for no reason, or the review guys for picking cards this way.
And second, while comparing the launch price
could tell us about any progress we made in price performance ratio, what they should REALLY do is compare the current price
, which can tell us which card is more worth it NOW.