Originally Posted by HugeDink
What are you guys all worked up about? This is EXACTLY where i predicted the 4870 would fall, this is how it has been since the start... its just below the 9800GX2, and the 4870x2 is right above it... i doubt that even if the GTX280 is faster than the 4870x2, that it will be by much...
Think about it. 9800GX2 = 256SP, GTX280 = 240SP, now subtract the SLI scaling from the 9800GX2, and you probably get the real world performance of about 210SP, and then minus the fact that the clockspeeds will be much slower on the GTX280 than on the 9800GX2, and you have two cards that are really just about the same.
4870 was never meant to be super high end, thats why its launching at or below the 350 mark... while the GTX goes for 600, and the 4870X2 for around 500.
These are 100% in-line with my expectations
Funny ****, u obviously have no idea how chips work. It is NOT the ammount of sp that matter!
And it's always better to have 1 monster card (with 1 GPU) than 2 or more paired together to match the performance, since 1 card will work just fine in any given application, but when u have 2 or more cards compatibility and performance become an issue be it SLI or CrossFireX.Edited by Nowyn - 5/28/08 at 4:59am