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lol thanks buddy.
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I'll just stop posting in the ATI threads, because I can't seem to get my point across to anyone.

I'm not sure i understand your point really. By the same rationale, you should be saying that the Phenom is much better than C2Q, since it took intel 2 chips to beat AMD's single one.

The fact remains that ATi now delivers more performance on less silicon than Nvidia.
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They've always sold $650 cards. What's stopping them this time? NVidia has a larger market share and the idiots at BestBuy will always recommend NVidia because that's the only company that exists to them(I used to work for GeekSquad, I would know).
Yea that is so true. When I picked up my 4850 cause I didn't feel like waiting till thursday for my 4870 I asked the guy if they were going to bring the 4870 in store and he said " No, we have the 9800GTX so who would want that"

Now either I was deaf and didn't hear right or BB is just freakin stupid. Oh wait, not BB just majority of consumers are stupid.
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Yea that is so true. When I picked up my 4850 cause I didn't feel like waiting till thursday for my 4870 I asked the guy if they were going to bring the 4870 in store and he said " No, we have the 9800GTX so who would want that"

Now either I was deaf and didn't hear right or BB is just freakin stupid. Oh wait, not BB just majority of consumers are stupid.
A bit OT... but it kills me whenever I'm at BB or Microcenter and I have to listen to the sales guys. Those guys usually don't know anything! It's amazing how many people end up putting their trust into these salesguys who aren't in the know....
    
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one thing ive been wondering, im sure its been answered somewhere, but is there going to be a gtx280gx2? ..too many 'gt's in that title, but you get the idea. 2 cores of a gtx280 on one card.. Is something like this planned at all, or is gtx280 going to be nvidia's best card of this set?
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one thing ive been wondering, im sure its been answered somewhere, but is there going to be a gtx280gx2? ..too many 'gt's in that title, but you get the idea. 2 cores of a gtx280 on one card.. Is something like this planned at all, or is gtx280 going to be nvidia's best card of this set?
I do not think anyone knows if it is going to be possible or not. The GTX 280's core is a beast... not sure if Nvidia is going to be able to put 2 of those together on 1 card.
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A bit OT... but it kills me whenever I'm at BB or Microcenter and I have to listen to the sales guys. Those guys usually don't know anything! It's amazing how many people end up putting their trust into these salesguys who aren't in the know....
heh, when i was in best buy to pickup my 4850, I went over to the computer section and just played dumb asking the sales guy which machine would be best for a killer gaming setup. told him i wanted to play cod4 and crysis at the highest possible settings. He was trying to sell me a hp with a q6600, 3gigs of ram, and a 8600gt. said it'd have no problems playing both of those maxed out. the machine was like $1200.
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If anyone plans to CF a 4870, just get a 4870x2, performs 15% better than standard CF.
what if someone wants to CF 2 4870x2??

eek??
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what if someone wants to CF 2 4870x2??

eek??
Speaking of which... How big of a PSU do you guys think would be enough for this?
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Speaking of which... How big of a PSU do you guys think would be enough for this?
a 600 watt should do 1, barely since most 600 Watt PSU's supply around 30 A on the 12 V rail

I would reccommend 650 W for one, and at least 900 W (or 60 A) for 2.
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