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i hope the 4870 merits the extra $100 over the 4850 and isint just GDDR5 e-peen
    
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The 4850 is ~ the same speed as the 9800GTX. Depending on the benchmark it is slightly slower or faster, with most cases it is faster.

2 x 4850 in CrossFire is typically faster than the GTX280 at 1920x1200 and below, and it costs only 2/3 of the amount.

Seems like the 4850 is the winner here.
for the price of 1 GTX280 can't you buy 3 4850's and but them in tri CF?
    
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post #23 of 92
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Unless the 4870 can rape the 9800GTX, I think nVidia just owned this generation again. Seriously, the 9800GTX+ for 229? That's gold. It's a shame I don't have an SLI board.
Check out the benchmarks, the 4870 beats out the 9800GTX on a horror movie level. In some tests the FPS were almost doubled. ATI is on top (at least until GTX280.)
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post #24 of 92
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I think I paid about 329.99 for My 8800GTS (92)....haha....
Me too and I bought 2 of them.

Are there any benchies for this card yet? I may be jumping to the other side.

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for the price of 1 GTX280 can't you buy 3 4850's and but them in tri CF?
You said "but them", lol.
post #25 of 92
As an owner of an 8800GTX, I wanna see if this 9800GTX+ will be much of a step-up or not.

I think we need to see how much better the 9800GTX+ will be than the 9800GTX.
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Nah, Cyrix just needs to make a comeback
Cyrix was what AMD is now

cheap-ass, decent performance, value for money, no overclockability
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for the price of 1 GTX280 can't you buy 3 4850's and but them in tri CF?
That is a valid point. One thing I really like right now about ATI and their CrossFire versus SLI is how flexible it is. You can mix and match most modern ATI cards for added performance. 2 x 4850's + 1 3870, why not?

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Check out the benchmarks, the 4870 beats out the 9800GTX on a horror movie level. In some tests the FPS were almost doubled. ATI is on top (at least until GTX280.)
I wouldn't say it is a "horror movie level" but it is impressive, especially for the price. I consider the GTX280 a failure. It is in high orbit and I don't think the sales will be very impressive.
Edited by pauldovi - 6/19/08 at 4:13pm
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I would say it is a "horror movie level" but it is impressive, especially for the price. I consider the GTX280 a failure. It is in high orbit and I don't think the sales will be very impressive.
That is what most people seem to think now.
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Nice!! How are they going to fold though?
    
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post #30 of 92
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Nice!! How are they going to fold though?
Would you honestly buy a card based on its folding credentials? Folding is a cool thing to do, but no obsess over.
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