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40-50 to 60-70 is quite a noticeable increase, and I am tired of complex shader heavy games lagging in heavy scenes, even if the "average" fps is close to that of an nvidia card, as well as terrible high res/aa support. Let's see the 4870 play crysis at 2048x1536 on very high with full AA, and compare it to an 8800 Ultra or 9800GTX at the same settings.
Agreed. I'm sure as soon as they turn the AA on, the 8800GTS will probably perform better Here's to hoping ATI can get it right...
    
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Yeah, but it's so hard! I need an upgrade and such a leap in performance would be amazing...

I just hope this doesn't end up the same as the HD 2900XT where a perfectly good card was overhyped by rumors that people believed. Killed by the overzealous consumer...
That's why my hopes for this series are so low.
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What's with all the Crysis talk? I'm sure it's been discussed to high heaven that Crysis is an nVidia optimized game. It's not even remotely fair to compare an nVidia and an ATI card on that game. Practically every game is optimized for nVidia, though.
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What's with all the Crysis talk? I'm sure it's been discussed to high heaven that Crysis is an nVidia optimized game. It's not even remotely fair to compare an nVidia and an ATI card on that game. Practically every game is optimized for nVidia, though.
In all fairness, the GPU in the Xbox 360 is the R500, to which the R600 (2900) was the successor ... and significantly more powerful.

And somehow, the 360 is able to have graphics that are really damn good, better than the PC in some cases. And yet, with simpler games, the R600 chokes on the PC and has crap performance.

What gives?

And no, it's not a secret that the 2900 and 3870 have weak shading performance, and that is one of the main things that pulls them down compared to nvidia.
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When 3870X2 was about to come out 8800GTX was faster then it. After some driver updates its was 20-25% faster. 3870X2 =<4870.
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Good this means Nvidia new cards will be cheaper!
Edited by sublime0 - 5/18/08 at 4:46pm
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LOL at people who believed a single 4870 was going to outperform the 9800gx2. Either way it looks like a good card and I'm not dissapointed in it. Maybe because I didn't have such high expectations?
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Also the only thing they show is 3dmark fps. I want actual life game fps. If you guys could get a 4870X2 for as much as you can get a 3870X2 they why spend much more for 1 single nvidia card.
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I was hoping for better. Guess I'll be staying with my 880GTS G92 for awhile.
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We all thought the same performance was coming in the 2900XT over the 8800GTX but it didn't.
Hopefully it's true this time!
    
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