Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47
20% isn't saying much, considering the spec sheet shows far greater numbers for the 4870, including the number of stream processors, 55nm, GDDR-5, and high stock frequency. Why, may I ask, are the numbers so greatly advanced beyond the 9800 GTX and yet it's only pulling a 20% lead?
And how about vs the GX2? What, a 5% increase, if any increase at all? The next nVidia cards will surely beat the HD 4xxx cards without a problem, and with less-bloated numbers. If not, I will be seriously surprised. This isn't really neck and neck either, considering the 9800 cards are a rehash of the old G92 cores, which says a lot about how well the nVidia GPUs and architecture is doing in the gaming world.
orly. Provide me ANY benchmarks about the 9900s. ill be just fine with ONE!. Seriously. Don't talk like that. The product isn't even out for sale yet, drivers are barely optimized yet. By the time it gets to market, there will DEFINATLY be an improvement over that 20% atm.
Not only that but, HAVE YOU SEEN THE PRICE! AMD ISN"T AFTER PERFORMANCE CROWN. THEY ARE AFTER BEST BANG FOR BUCK.
the 9900s are expected to be 500$ if i remember correctly. These ones: 250. Good job. now compare that GX2 of yours with it. Great, same performance for HALF THE PRICE. Leme see which one ill buy.....
EDIT: As said by someone in this thread.
Guys, the 4870 isnt supposed to beat the 9900GTX/Ultra. Those cards will be 600-700$... these cards are under 300$.