I thought i'd contribute to this thread..
Found these interesting benchmarks of the gtx 200 series vs ATI's current 3870X2...
..using information that we know of how welll the 3870 X2 performs.. we can figure out estimates of how the Gtx 200 series will perform..
Im going to use call of duty 4 for this.. apparently the GTX 280 gives 1.45 times the performace of a 3870 X2.. so using these benchmarks below.. i able to calculate an estimate for the perfomance we expect to see from the gtx 280..
Because it does not state what resolution the tests were taken at.. im going to do them all
(note it is does not state what system those benchmarks were taken on, so results will not be 100% accurate, the 3870X2 results below were taken on a dual core X6800, 680i, 2GB 1142mhz.. (so an above average machine, which is most likely to be similar to whatever system was used to bench the GTX 280 vs 3870X2))
The formula for these estimated results being (fps of 3870X2)x1.45=(theoretical performance of GTX280)
1024x768 = ~ 139.3 FPS
1280x1024 = ~ 104.4 FPS
1600x1200 = ~ 82.65 FPS
1920x1200 = ~ 73.95 FPS
2560x1600 = ~ 47.58 FPS
Now using these results.. for those of you who are wondering wether it will beat the current 9800GX2 we can compare..
heres a nice graph for you guys..
Now looking at those results i dont believe that they are very far off.. considering the fact the the GTX 280 supposedly has 933Gigaflops of processing power compared tot he 9800GX2's 1152Gigaflops (2x576) of processing power.. so by the looks of it.. the GTX 280 isnt going to outperform a 9800GX2..
But then again.. those results tell all of us that the GTX 280 is going to be one brutal mother of a card seen as the GTX is a single.. and the 9800GX2 is a double.. then think of SLI.. or TRI SLI... 2x GTX280's = slightly less performance than qaud GX2's..
Triple GTX 280 =
Hope this post has enlightened afew of you, eagerly awaiting the arrival of this card..Edited by Crazy geezer - 6/9/08 at 2:56pm