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What you've said is that the difference is in the attitude.

It's obvious that nVidia screwed up with 8800GT and 8800GTS 512, and that's exactly why they gave up lower end 9800-series and left us with only the GTX and GX2. To me it's just a naming error.

Alright, let's count the number of cards then:

8800GTX 768
8800GTS 320/640
8800GT 256/512
8800GTS 512
8800GS 384
9800GTX 512
9800GX2 1024

HD2900XT 512/1024
HD2900Pro 512/1024
HD2900GT 256
HD3850 256/512
HD3870 512
HD3870X2 1024

So nVidia had 1 more card of the same thing than ATi did. Big deal. As far as performance goes (aside from 3DMark), it doesn't take more than a 8800GT to beat all but the 3870X2, where the 9800GX2 steps in. And at consumer level, performance is key.

It still doesn't change the fact that they're both inflating their current architectures.
You're forgetting the:
8800GS 384/768
9600GSO (same card) 384/768
and 9600GT 512
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yay i can get the 4870 without having to get a new PSU lol.. i thought it was going to have an 8 pin PCI-e connector turns out it doesnt
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From other sources, it seems this card my compete with the 9800GTX, which isn't good. Hopefully the source was wrong.
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From other sources, it seems this card my compete with the 9800GTX, which isn't good. Hopefully the source was wrong.
This card is Supposedly supposed to be about 30% faster than a 9800gtx, and due to the better scaling of crossfire and the (hopefully, from what i've heard) shared 1gb of memory, the 4870x2 should be about 35-40% faster than the 9800GX2, which should be right up there with the GTX280
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post #25 of 25
Please please please let the Swiftech MCW60 work on the 4870. I don't want to buy a 150 dollar full cover block when these things come out.
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