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Kind of. Some games do better with Nvidia cards, while others do better with ATI cards.
Well what kind of conclusion can we come to if one were to compare (2) 4870's in CF versus the 9800GX2...

In reading the 9800GX2 seemed to be a bit of a disappointment but can it do better than the 4870's on CF?
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I would rather have the GTX 280 than the 4870.
But which one would you buy?
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The 4870 is practically neck and neck with the GTX260 and beating it by about 1fps in most cases. We have a competition on our hands guys!
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But which one would you buy?
What do you mean which one?

Like brand? SSC or standard-clocked cards?
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What do you mean which one?

Like brand? SSC vs. Standard-clocked cards?
No, they meant would you buy the 4870 or the GTX280, but its apparent you've already made your choice, despite the poor price to performance ratio of the GTX280.

I'd personally go for the 4870 every time, because despite its power consumption, that price to performance ratio is great.
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Well all of the tests included the 4850 and 4870 in crossfire, so why not throw in GTX 280 SLI?
ATi considers the 9800GTX to be 4870 competitor, not the GTX 280


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Lol, the GTX 280 even beat 4870's in crossfire in the Enemy Territory test.
LOL, who cares about ET:QW? The only benchmark people care about is Crysis and the only FPS people really play on that list of benchmarks is COD4. Therefore when people go buy their next game those are the benckmarks that will matter, not ET:QW and other games on that list. Some games perform better with ATi and some perform better with nVidia. The 4870CF takes the hit in ultra high resolutions of 2560x1600 and who the hell plays at that resolution anyways? 1% of the entire gaming population.

Proof: http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/32...play-your.html

According to that survery the only resolutions that matter is: 1280 x 1024 and 1680x1024 and if you go with Steam's survey the only resolution that matters is 1280 x 960 and that's from a survey of 1,776,965 unique users.
Edited by OpTicaL - 6/24/08 at 11:32pm
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But...the 9800GX2 is cheaper than the 4870's in CF at near-to performance and everyone is overlooking that?
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Well what kind of conclusion can we come to if one were to compare (2) 4870's in CF versus the 9800GX2...

In reading the 9800GX2 seemed to be a bit of a disappointment but can it do better than the 4870's on CF?
The 2 4870s should do better at than the 9800GX2. It looks like Crossfire still needs to be ironed out. Crysis never worked will with Xfire. Quake Wars Xfire sees a 4 FPS gain which isn't right and scaling isn't well across the board. With some new Catalyst releases the Scaling should improve.
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But...the 9800GX2 is cheaper than the 4870's in CF at near-to performance and everyone is overlooking that?
Theres something definitely wrong with the scaling with the 4870. Drivers should fix this.
Edited by Somenoob - 6/24/08 at 11:27pm
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ATI just keeps lookin better.
    
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But...the 9800GX2 is cheaper than the 4870's in CF at near-to performance and everyone is overlooking that?
The GX2 is a POS that Nvidia pushed out the door to dethrone the 3870X2.
Many people are very unhappy with their GX2, look around.
Don't get one.
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