Originally Posted by votum
I'm very confused with all the "oh AMD you fools" comments?
This is AMD's strategy for a long time, and ATI's before them. They never tried to beat nVidia right out the door, but they always had the bang for the buck crown. You could almost always either Xfire two cheap radeons or overclock the crap out of an expensive one and usually either match or beat the top tier nvidia card for less money. Obviously Titans aren't even being considered because most people dont buy 1000 dollar GPUs and sli on die is relatively new.
There's nothing new here at all, so stop whining.
I wish people did research these days, or kids just weren't allowed on the internet.
Well, the X1950XTX pretty much destroyed nVidia's offerings back in its day, did it not (full DX9c support notwithstanding)? Exception to prove the rule, perhaps, but AMD doesn't often beat nVidia on the high end because they don't like big dies; Hawaii may be the first sign of their changing that, as it's their biggest since the 2900XT.
Also, what do you mean by "SLI on die"? Because both AMD and nVidia have had dual-GPU cards for years (3870x2 and 9800GX2 were the first, IIRC), if that's what you mean.