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Awesome Priceerformance but I might still get a GTX280 for Christmas ... Too bad they didn't test TRISLI GTX280 and GTX260.

Don't start lecturing me about the price difference, I know that, but I have a 780i chipset, and what I'm hoping for is that this puts enough pressure on Nvidia's top-end so they will go absolutely nuts and slash the prices of everything. That's my theory which I think most if not all are hoping for. Fingers Crossed.

But for the time being, Good work ATI!
    
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Awesome Priceerformance but I might still get a GTX280 for Christmas ... Too bad they didn't test TRISLI GTX280 and GTX260.

Don't start lecturing me about the price difference, I know that, but I have a 780i chipset, and what I'm hoping for is that this puts enough pressure on Nvidia's top-end so they will go absolutely nuts and slash the prices of everything. That's my theory which I think most if not all are hoping for. Fingers Crossed.

But for the time being, Good work ATI!
By then they'll be way cheaper and worth the $ IMO.
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Awesome Priceerformance but I might still get a GTX280 for Christmas ... Too bad they didn't test TRISLI GTX280 and GTX260.

Don't start lecturing me about the price difference, I know that, but I have a 780i chipset, and what I'm hoping for is that this puts enough pressure on Nvidia's top-end so they will go absolutely nuts and slash the prices of everything. That's my theory which I think most if not all are hoping for. Fingers Crossed.

But for the time being, Good work ATI!
By the time Christmas rolls around, the GTX 280 is going to be so outdated.
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By the time Christmas rolls around, the GTX 280 is going to be so outdated.
But cheap
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By then they'll be way cheaper and worth the $ IMO.
Yer I know, and I'm not in a huge rush to get one. Drivers will have improved and etc.

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By the time Christmas rolls around, the GTX 280 is going to be so outdated.
Doesn't that always happen? And do you honestly think Nvidia will release more topend graphics cards if they know that their GTX280 and 9800Gx2 cards are still performance kings? And there's still Tri-Sli and QUad-Sli...
    
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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
If there was one kind of PC in the world, the games would look awesome. It's difficult to try and code for a decade's worth of computer hardware, and it's equally difficult to release a perfectly polished product in a market where second place is last place and your opponent has had you in the corner beating your face in for the last year and a half.

Remember, a graphics card has to work perfectly with a myriad of games both past and present, and it's not easy to perfect drivers for each and every individual scenario. And don't even get me started on dual-graphics cards, something none of the consoles have.
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Hmm, I'd imagine the 4870 X2 is going to be the card of the year, this year.
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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.

Actually, its because the HD48x0 series is new that the CF scaling isn't that good, and with your other thing about consoles, thats because the games come out, only expecting one CPU and GPU, it doens't have a OS like windows, it talks directly to the Hardware, not through Drivers afaik.

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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.
Effing heck, I never would have thought you'd be a nVidia fanboy, ATI has said the HD4870 is meant to compete with the 9800GTX and its GTX+ counterpart, yet its sitting there dealing blows to the GTX 280 and 9800GX2, if that isn't a win, I don't know what is.

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To be honest , that might be jumping the gun a bit. sure they newer drivers will help performance , but that is a rather large jump to make to "smoke " the GTX280. only time will tell , nVidia may have the fastest card , but ATI has the best choice , is that an opinion? yes it is. So take it as one
Remember what happened with HD38x0, 2900 and x19x0 drivers, they improved like crazy for the first few updates.
    
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All but 1 test is in 2560x1600....and its all playable! We are getting a little spoiled with these new cards, lol. Hell I'm still at 1280x1024 and 1360x768.
very good point. not everyone runs 2560x1600 or 1920x1080. im only gona be running in 1680x1050 unless i hook up to my TV for 1080i which will only realy be for HD movies
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Hey guys, I'm new here. I'm a gamer who decided he should learn about the hardware he's using, and have since built 2 machines. I've been going to Anandtech for only a few weeks, but I'm really impressed with their reviews and previews of hardware, they are very impressive. For instance, putting up that 4870 just hours after their 9800GTX+ preview, where it was mentioned in a single sentence. At any rate, this card pretty much blows away the competition due to price/performance ratio, Nvidia cards are very expensive, not to mention draw a lot of power. I really think that either Nvidia got really lazy or really desperate releasing all of these card models so quickly after each other.
hey . welcome to the forums, enjoy your stay and remember to keep it clean .

and yeah, AnandTech is one of the sites i, and most others trust... i wanna own the 4870, and am SO glad ATi is taking it back to nVidia after all the rubbish and bullying they've been doing...
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