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For what it's worth, techreport had completely different numbers for Enemy Territory:


And also some DX10.1 Numbers..

Guess it's still useless, right Nvidia?
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really 4870> GTX260
    
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well, it looks like im keeping my 9800GX2s... i was thinking about getting 4870X2s but not if they perform like 2 4870s in X-fire, they are pretty close in most of those tests to a single 9800GX2.
This is with Immature drivers, and your going 4GPU's vs 2GPUs, Its an achievement that two can keep up with four IMO.
    
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what the hell is going on, ati cards used to get raped when using AA

but now it seems that AA's butthole is being forcibly clenched by ATI
ATI hasn't had a problem with AA since R600, it's AF that has always held back the R600 and RV670. RV770 has now more than doubled the TMUs(they do AF).
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
The 4870 beat the GTX 280 in Bioshock (which was because there is no option for AA in Bioshock, otherwise the GTX 280 would've beat the 4870) and power consumption, what's your point?

I would rather have the GTX 280 than the 4870.
Read my above statement.

Question, the power draw, that's for the entire system right?

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Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
CF scaling doesn't touch SLI. I think I'll just get another 8800GT.
Did you even look at the graphs?
Edited by RussianGrimmReaper - 6/25/08 at 4:19pm
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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.
The 9800GX2 is definitely a better buy than the GTX 280, but I really don't see it as being worth it over a single HD4870. Dual-card performance (on both sides) is more inconsistent than a single card, and the HD4870 performs pretty damn close to the 9800GX2 according to quite a few benchmarks. At the very least the 9800GX2 isn't really worth the extra $100-$200 for the 9800GX2. Then again, you could kind of say the same thing about the HD4870 over the 9800GTX or HD4850.
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If you are willing to buy an Nvidia motherboard I think that the 8800GT SLI is the best buy right now.

I think that it is a little complicated to recommend graphics cards. It can depends not only on the price you want to pay, but the game and resolution you play at. It also depends on the motherboard you want to get!

In my opinion:

If SLI is an option:

8800GT ~ $140
4850 / 9800GTX (both great cards!) ~$200
8800GT SLI ~ $280
9800GTX SLI / 4850CF ~ $400
9800GX2 ~ $440

If SLI is not an option:

8800GT ~ $140
4850 / 9800GTX (both great cards!) ~$200
4850 CF ~ $400
9800GX2 ~ $440

If multiGPU is not an option:

8800GT ~$140
4850 / 9800GTX (both great cards) ~$200
4870 ~$300
9800GX2 ~$440
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