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Originally Posted by rRav3n View Post
yes it should, take the 8800gt, it was the best performance in it's price range, not everyone can afford to buy the top end cards, so price does matter in more ways
What I meant to say was that just because something is more expensive, it doesn't mean it will perform better. I realize that the 8800GT was the best in its price range.

/Galidan
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nVidia cant do a GT280 X2... it will melt the PCB... be interesting to see this one go fully... i imagine it will cost less and outperform... ATI's dual strategy is starting to look better and better. And if they keep improving their drivers then it becomes perfect.
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nVidia cant do a GT280 X2... it will melt the PCB... be interesting to see this one go fully... i imagine it will cost less and outperform... ATI's dual strategy is starting to look better and better. And if they keep improving their drivers then it becomes perfect.
If the R700 core is as cool as the R650 core then we will have better heat output from this card too. Because GDDR5 is slightly less power consuming.
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post #54 of 130
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nVidia cant do a GT280 X2... it will melt the PCB... be interesting to see this one go fully... i imagine it will cost less and outperform... ATI's dual strategy is starting to look better and better. And if they keep improving their drivers then it becomes perfect.
okay one GTX 280 is $650... SLI would need 1000watt PSU?.... $300
but who the hell in their right mind would spend a $1600+ for graphics alone.
Theres a point after entheussists which is just throwing money down the toliet.

Well mabye not but thats just my insight...

and i doubt Nvidia can afford price drops on these new cards. Remember all that stuff about using expensive GDDR3 memory, 512-bus, low yields. true or not mabye 55nm will make things better.
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W00T! Commmon ATI! Bring it home baby!
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post #56 of 130
Then I'm hoping that 4870X2 will be cheaper then the GTX280... Because that would mean it would become the first time I'd actually buy ATI myself...
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yeh if the price is right i would also be going ati .... long time since
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I guess the only can of whoop-ass that Nvidia will open this year is their portable all-in-one platform...
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Looking forward to seeing some reviews of these cards when they come out, that way I can see if it is worth saving up my hard earned money to buy one of these cards..
    
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imagine 2 of them....

brb need a tissue.

I had to lol sideways.

But doesn't AMD cards perform good in synthetic benchmarks anyway..
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