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Also, having two GPU's to beat a single GPU is just a miserable excuse for not being able to match it properly.

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The dual GPU configuration is both a design and an economical decision. For AMD at this point, it's much easier to make these kind of cards.

*Historical analogy time*
Think of it this way. The Germans during WWII built a few highly destructive (and costly) monster tanks that devastated the competition, but the U.S went for smaller, highly configurable (and cheap) tanks ... guess who eventually won.
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We’ve also heard that ATI expects to win against the Geforce GTX 260, especially when it comes to the price/performance ratio and we’ve learned that ATI should win at least some of the benchmarks or at least get close.
I guess ppl just read 9800GTX and go to bash ATI as usual.
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post #23 of 47
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The dual GPU configuration is both a design and an economical decision. For AMD at this point, it's much easier to make these kind of cards.

*Historical analogy time*
Think of it this way. The Germans during WWII built a few highly destructive (and costly) monster tanks that devastated the competition, but the U.S went for smaller, highly configurable (and cheap) tanks ... guess who eventually won.
Or the paris gun...
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post #24 of 47
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The dual GPU configuration is both a design and an economical decision. For AMD at this point, it's much easier to make these kind of cards.

*Historical analogy time*
Think of it this way. The Germans during WWII built a few highly destructive (and costly) monster tanks that devastated the competition, but the U.S went for smaller, highly configurable (and cheap) tanks ... guess who eventually won.
That's a good point, but a very questionable analogy lol.

I think there just may have been a few other factors involved with the outcome of the war other then tanks, just maybe.
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That's a good point, but a very questionable analogy lol.

I think there just may have been a few other factors involved with the outcome of the war other then tanks, just maybe.

Production and economic might won the war. Tanks were part of it. ATI is producing highly economical chips in supposedly great quantities, while nvidia will see a more limited chip production, due to increased size and complexity, with a high price tag.
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Or the paris gun...


Kinda Like The Gx2 Huh? Very Big, Very Powefull, and Very Costly
    
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post #27 of 47
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The dual GPU configuration is both a design and an economical decision. For AMD at this point, it's much easier to make these kind of cards.

*Historical analogy time*
Think of it this way. The Germans during WWII built a few highly destructive (and costly) monster tanks that devastated the competition, but the U.S went for smaller, highly configurable (and cheap) tanks ... guess who eventually won.
It depends on your definition of "eventually." Right now, I'd say China eventually won. And using your analogy, China is Intel. If your theory is correct, Larrabee should be a BEAST!
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Kinda Like The Gx2 Huh? Very Big, Very Powefull, and Very Costly
lol, and built to scare the s#1t3 out of people.
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Considering the price difference, go ATI.
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Fortunately my parents love and have both.
Fixed.
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