Well, I don't know about you, but I'd rather pay under $300 for the top tier, not $500, so Ati looks to have another mainstream winner here.
To be honest though the extra $200 for the 9900GTX is well worth it in my opinion. With that card you will be able to max out any game within the next 3 years guaranteed and you will have much better suppport with newer games, an amazing stock cooler, and excellent drivers. Along with beating the HD4870 by a pretty big amount.
Edited by QuickS - 5/18/08 at 5:26pm