Originally Posted by pauldovi
(I'm going to pretend like that article isn't from Fudzilla and respond anyways.
But ATi isn't NVidia
You can't assume that one company will do something simply because the other does. I like to believe that, for the most part, companies learn from their mistakes as well as the mistakes of their competitors. So in my mind, this means that the 4870x2 will
be what they say it will.
Plus, the $499 price tag makes perfect sense. You can't just simply multiply a 4870s cost by 2 and say that is what a 4870x2 will cost (4870=$300, so 4870x2=$600....). sure, i can see it being that way if it were as simple as gluing 2 4870 gpus on a longer piece of cardboard than a piece of cardboard with only one 4870, since the only pieces of hardware in the equation are the gpus; but the fact is that a 4870x2 still only uses one
fan, just like a 4870 does. all of those pieces of hardware aren't doubled like the gpu is, so the price can't be justified as 2x the cost of one 4870.