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uhm big deal..... 4 gpus beat three what a surprise lol?
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that just makes me drool...ive been wanting to go AMD again and now they are giving people a chance
Yea, now if only they could get back on track with their CPUs. I hope the 45nm phenoms turn out well, because if they offer enough performance at the right price I'm making the switch back.

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uhm big deal..... 4 gpus beat three what a surprise lol?
The big deal is that those four gpus are less than half the price of the three. We're talking identical performance for nearly $800 less. $800 is a big deal.
    
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uhm big deal..... 4 gpus beat three what a surprise lol?
nvidia fan boys are always a bit slow. if one followed nvidia's thinking it should take about 8 4870s to beat a couple GTX280s but since that isnt the case their goose is cooked. $500 for a 4870X2 against $650 for a GTX280 which it will kill quite easily really isnt a contest. thats bringing a knife to a gunfight.
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post #44 of 120
More is less in this case...

Consider size and transistor count.

I think we've all seen the size:


And for transistors we've got:

RV770 = 956M transistors * 4 = 3.824 billion

NVIDIA's GT200 = 1.4 billion transistors = 4.2 billion

So it may be more GPU's, but it's less transistors of computing power which says tons about the efficiency of the 4000 series. I don't consider the interconnects in the transistor count as they don't do any graphical computing.
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uhm big deal..... 4 gpus beat three what a surprise lol?
I don't care if they shoved 100 2400Pros onto a card and it beat the GTX 280, It still beat it, didn't it?
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post #46 of 120
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uhm big deal..... 4 gpus beat three what a surprise lol?
You can also look at it this way - Nvidia can no longer claim the super high-end performance crown. Think of the mass histeria when the official benchies come out and Nvidia's highest end product cannot claim the performance crown, especially after how they claimed large monolithic GPUs are the way to go and it will actually be cheaper to run 2 HD4870X2s than 3 GTX280s.
    
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I almost with with TRI-SLI with a set of 9800GTX +.

Instead, sold my hideously expensive EVGA 790i Ultra, my pointless DDR3 RAM and my beloved pair of 8800GTS.

I spent about $200 out of pocket all said and done. With a TRI-SLI setup, I would have spent about $400 and likely had less performance (And vista)

What's so bad about Vista, man?


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Don't get TOO excited, we are after all only considering 4 cards to be superior to 3 cards because of the price differential, not because of actual performance of the architecture.

If Nvidia drops the price of the 280....would you still be as impressed?

Yes.
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uhm big deal..... 4 gpus beat three what a surprise lol?
So you are telling me that $1000 worth of gpu's beating $1950 worth of gpu's is not a big deal.... what are you smoking?
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O wow?

So AMD/ATI need 4 GPU's to acheive what Nvidia do with 3?

Sure price difference is big but so is the performance gap.
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O wow?

So AMD/ATI need 4 GPU's to acheive what Nvidia do with 3?

Sure price difference is big but so is the performance gap.
And? Not like you can stick 4 GTX 280 in SLI... so it looks like AMD/ATI has the performance crown back. What are the Nvidia fanboys going to do now?
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