Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47
Lol sure, says the fanboy with what, 6 rep? You are a real man of intelligence. And yes, I have seen the reviews. A 4850 barely handles a 8800 GT, so I guess it would be fair to GUESS that a 4870 beats a GX2.
I wonder, does your anger come from genuine concern about the legitimacy of my claims or do you find it aggravating that ATI is still, well, below nVidia in terms of performance. Sure, bring in the 4870 or even the 5-series, and still, 6 months from now, nVidia's high-mid range cards will be raping ATI's best. You say that the 4870 is killing the 9800 GTX? Really? Based on what, some no-name Japanese or German forum with a total of 5 registered users? http://forum.donanimhaber.com/m_22869046/tm.htm
Ah yeah I'm totally diggin that review, makes me want to disregard everything I have ever said, tear out my video card and bash it with a hammer because ATI wins so hard.
Tell you what. Find me 3 web sites in ENGLISH that have a full review of the 4870 with comparisons to the GX2 and 9800 GTX, and I will not only give you a rep+, but I will quit the forums, leave my job, divorce my wife, and burn my house down.
So, the 4850 scores I've seen have definitely made it in par with the 9800gtx, heck, have you seen the price drop mentioned? If most reviews show the 4850 on a standard system do 37 average fps on 1920x1200 (very high settings) on Crysis is very similar to whoever else is getting with a 9800GTX.
Have you seen the low performance increases over the years from Nvidia's tech team? Crysis still can't be played on max settings with a constant 50-70 frame rate at high resolutions. It beat what Nvidia and ATi had for the past 3 generations of cards. However, it does seem that the 4*** series is looking pretty good compared to their last 3***, with a performance increase of about 40-50 percent, about 10 percent over their X2. And then look at Nvidia, whoa, they successfully made a single card with 1 core that can match their GX2? Amazing! So ATi's mid-range card is capable of beating their last generation high-end, but Nvidia's high-end card can just keep up with their last generation high-end.
Anyways, before you go bashing down on ATi products are crap, at least look at their potential gain this summer over cards sold, look at the performance increase, look at the price to performance ratio, look at the driver teams.....it seems that 2x 4850 significantly beats the 280, and you still save 100 bucks, at least. So, as you can see, ATi would do good this summer, in the budget to high-end gaming spectrum (and not the very-high end market), making them gain in the market and start producing the higher end cards (still cheaper than Nvidia).
So, this summer, the majority of cards sold are more likely going to be the 4850 (heck, not many people have the high-end 8 series, the 3 series, even the 9 series, majority of people are still in the budget line and the 4850 looks to be the perfect upgrade to most gamers).