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Well consider a couple of things:

If the Drivers for Xfire need to be "ironed" out then think about how long we've had Xfire (This thing applies to SLi as well)

I think those responsible are either lazy, incompetent, or a combination of the two.

These companies have had MORE than ample time to perfect the drivers...people are paying anywhere from $300 - $600 for products that don't work the way they're supposed to.

I'm truly disgusted by it...I'm not slamming any card at all done in this test but this is rediculous.

I know in SLi/Xfire theres a "Scaling" factor where the first card scales at 100% and the second one runs at 50% or whatever but its just retarded.
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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?
some people would rather save alot of money and get 10% less than spend alot more and get 10% more
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some people would rather save alot of money and get 10% less than spend alot more and get 10% more
Me not being one of those people...

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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.

you may be doing it "right" by going with nVidia this time.. but doing it Smart would be ATI
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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.
If "doing it right" is wasting money that could be spent elsewhere then I guess I get your point. I'm not even going to bother arguing with you anymore as you have already claimed to be a complete Nvidia fanboy.
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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.
When did you become a blind Nvidia fanboy, seriously what happened?

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Me not being one of those people...

Is that why you're still running a GTS 320?
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Well consider a couple of things:

If the Drivers for Xfire need to be "ironed" out then think about how long we've had Xfire (This thing applies to SLi as well)

I think those responsible are either lazy, incompetent, or a combination of the two.

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I know in SLi/Xfire theres a "Scaling" factor where the first card scales at 100% and the second one runs at 50% or whatever but its just retarded.
ATi usually has excellent drivers. We are going to have to wait for the drivers to mature a bit. In the Crysis, Quake Wars, and Assassins Creed multi-GPU tests Crossfire isn't scaling very well (due to immature drivers). The gains over a single card isn't good at all (Crysis and Xfire have never really mixed).
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Wow. That is stunning. Quite stunning. All I need now is a Guru3D review. He's the one I trust the most with Anand coming in a respectable second.
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I don't think the HD4870s are showing true potential. Once we get games that can use all those stream processors the 8800GTs will be left in the dust.
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ATi usually has excellent drivers. We are going to have to wait for the drivers to mature a bit. In the Crysis, Quake Wars, and Assassins Creed multi-GPU tests Crossfire isn't scaling very well (due to immature drivers). The gains over a single card isn't good at all (Crysis and Xfire have never really mixed).
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
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