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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 I would rather lose the 20% or less performance behind the HD4870 and also save $50 or more by going with the G92 8800GTS. Theres no way that I'm going back to the crap ATI drivers now that I have used Nvidia drivers, also games have much better support for Nvidia so you will see a lot better performance with the older Nvidia cards in some older/newer games vs the HD4870.

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
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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...
You mean the card that ran hot, loud, was delivered at a high price, and used more power than a card it didn't come near in performance?

Great card, that one.
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You mean the card that ran hot, loud, was delivered at a high price, and used more power than a card it didn't come near in performance?

Great card, that one.
Yah, that's the one.
Edited by Miki - 5/18/08 at 5:46pm
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You mean the card that ran hot, loud, was delivered at a high price, and used more power than a card it didn't come near in performance?

Great card, that one.
Expect the 9900GTX to be like that, but performance to be good.

I like to see how the 4870x2 comes out, hopefully keeps under a TDP of 250w.
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TBH I hope this isn't true.

The gt200 is supposed to be nearly double the performance of the 9800GTX :/

If both this article and what I just stated are eve close to true ATi has got another 38** series on their hands *facepalm*
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Isn't the 3870x2 often bested by an 8800GTS (and 9800GTX..same thing) when AA is turned on? Assuming ATI has (hopefully) fixed their AA problem a 4870 thats more powerful than two 3870s is pretty impressive once you put it in perspective (again assuming they don't cry when AA is on).

EDIT: After looking at a benchmark the 3870x2 is on average 17% better than a 9800GTX. I was wrong but this still mean that one 4870 will most likely beat a 3870x2.
Edited by Somenoob - 5/18/08 at 6:18pm
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That's not as good as I expected, but with the 4870 rumored to hit over 1ghz core once overclocked, hopefully that will be its saving grace.
never expect too much from ATI
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What GX2.

You seemed to be very nvidia-pro. Though you were part of their club or something.
    
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never expect too much from ATI
Like nvidia has not disappointed as lately. Lol nvidia fanboys make me laugh.
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I want to see some actual benchies before I make my mind up about ati. I REALLY wish ati would get into the "high" end video card market. It's the only thing that will bring nvidias prices down. Here's how I see it playing out: If the 4xxx series is 20% better than the 9800GTX, then I see nvidia making their prices for the 8xxx series lower than ati 4xxx series and then charge an arm and a leg for the G200s.
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