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The 4870x2 is undoubtedly going to be the best in show for a long time.
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Yes, but that would also require a new mobo and, possibly, a PSU. Still, outstanding value and should be one of the best cards this year.
You only need a 550 watt PSU for crossfire 4850s.
    
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Sorry but whether its ATI or Nvidia they should have the drivers completely ready before releasing the product.

You don't see this kind of **** with consoles...they don't release the Xbox or Playstations and require you to patch it 50 times before you can play Halo.

/vent off

Welcome to the PC world. As for Crossfire's poor performance in things like Crysis you can blame this:

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_tw...gameslist.html
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ATI HD 4000 series is doing good, but...

Everyone seems to forget that GT200 cards have 1Gb of VRAM (1024 and 896 respectively) + higher memory bandwidth as well as other important architecture differences. For instance, GT200 will be more efficient in texture heavy games, since they have more texture processing power, ATI RV770's better in computing. What i am trying to say, is that even if GT200 don't look as good as it should right now, they will do better in upcoming demanding titles, while ATI seems to design their cards to win in current titles.

By then, new cards will be out and the GTX200's will be a thing of the past
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By then, new cards will be out and the GTX200's will be a thing of the past
Indeed. With how fast things are being made obsolete in the GPU area recently I don't think it will matter.
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Tri-Fire 4870s here i come!
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I think I should make a "complain" thread in the rant section for the people who keep on whining about the GTX 280's price. Every time Nvidia releases a card, it is usually more expensive than other cards on the market. How long does it take people to realize and understand that?



Have you heard of the saying, "If you're going to do it, do it right?"
As a loyal Nvidia fan, yes, I would buy the GTX 280 over the 4870.
So because Nvidia always releases an overpriced card people shouldn't complain about it. That makes a ton of sense.

If you going to do it, do it smart?

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I currently don't have the money to upgrade my GPU, or any part of my computer, but when I do get the money, I will most likely get a GTX 280 (if I even need that much power, being that I don't game as much as I used to).

Don't get me wrong guys, the 4870 is a great card for the money. But when someone makes a thread saying "AMD wins" when the 4870 lost over half of the benchmarks to the GTX 280, I will makes posts like what I'm doing.
Clearly you don't see the full picture. I don't think many people care about ultimate performance. It is all about performance for the price.

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Explain...
Core 3 (Nehalem) requires the Intel X55 chipset and the higher end Bloomfield processor to overclock.

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I am no fanboy but ATI Image quality is better than Nvidia and I think it always has been.

This is just my opinion so dont start attacking me or anything.
I am willing to bet you couldn't tell the difference between 2 computers, 1 run by ATI and 1 run by Nvidia.
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Why the hell are those results posted with ridiculously high res? Show the results for the resolution that most of us play at (1680x1050) or as close as you can. I bet those results would look a LOT different.

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Clearly you don't see the full picture. I don't think many people care about ultimate performance. It is all about performance for the price.
Yeah you're right, so let's all go get the GX2. It takes 2 4870's to match a GX2 (sometimes), and a GX2 is only $429. 2 4870's is $600, plus you need a crossfire mobo. With a GX2 you can use any mobo because it is single-slot.

All this talk about price/performance only goes so far. There are plenty of people that want the best performance they can get, regardless of price. I could have stuck with my 9600 GT which was a little beast for being only $140, but I have had a GX2 before and loved how it tore through every game I own without breaking a sweat.
Edited by sgtdisturbed47 - 6/25/08 at 2:04pm
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500W power consumption is a bit much. The 55nm revision of the GTX200 series should do it some good.
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Gogogo Cfx2.0 2 4870x4
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