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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
you can't scale down big gpus while you can scale up small gpus.
Hope Nvidia learned their lesson. I think they were too confident with the G92 and didn't expect ATI to top it down. Its been a year, give ATI some credit...
Why not? The GTX260 is a scaled down GTX280.....
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Well. Now there isn't a reason for me to hold off on the 280 omg.
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You realize RAM isn't everything, right?
look at the 4850 and 4870 they are the same core they cost the same make(core). but they just put VDDR5 instead of 3, making the 4870 faster
    
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now see if you idle newegg like i do, this wouldnt be news :up:

too bad i just ordered a 4870 and its fully processed lol
Why did you order a single gpu ATi card when you have a SLI mobo? Even with the 4870 beating the GTX260 1 to 1 it can't beat two of them. Your cunning plan, I don't think you thought it through all the way
Edited by Jarhead - 7/3/08 at 11:11pm
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look at the 4850 and 4870 they are the same core they cost the same make(core). but they just put VDDR5 instead of 3, making the 4870 faster
Clock for clock the 4870 is hardly faster than the 4850. It looks much faster in all those reviews because they tested the cards at stock, and the 4850 is clocked much lower at stock. I'm sure the GDDR5 makes the 4870 faster, but one can barely tell the difference.
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Clock for clock the 4870 is hardly faster than the 4850. It looks much faster in all those reviews because they tested the cards at stock, and the 4850 is clocked much lower at stock. I'm sure the GDDR5 makes the 4870 faster, but one can barely tell the difference.
Absolutely.

The 4870 to buy if one is so inclined will not be out until the end of this month. If you have a crossfire mobo and have to buy something buy two 4850's and overclock 'em. Similar money, much better performance.

If you have a SLI mobo, buy two of whatever you can afford.

Or just buy one in preparation for tri-whatever.

If you have a single slot PCIE board, wait until both companies bring out their dual GP cards and grab the one with the best price/performance ratio.

If your mobo will allow you two from only one company, forget the 1-1 benchmarks and buy according to what you board will actually handle.
Edited by Jarhead - 7/3/08 at 11:23pm
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Dang.....thats quite the price drop! I did the EVGA step up from an 8800GT to a GTX 260 and the price was around $196. It still hasnt been processed all the way, so do you guys think i could get $300 out of 2 EVGA 8800GT's ? Because that would be cheaper then the step up and i wouldnt have to come up with extra money.

I have an nvidia chipset so dont try to persuade me to go ATi.
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When the 9800GTX came out it was $329 around so dallors. but now its $199 and the GTX260 is $299, and the GTX260 costs more to make... Nvidia really does overprice their video cards

for people with a CF mb go
for $600 go 2x 4870's
for $400 for 2x 4850's

People with SLI mb go
for $600 go 2xGRX260
for $400 for 2x9800GTX
    
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so whens that ATI price cut coming?
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so whens that ATI price cut coming?
$150 for a 4850 AMIR not good enough for you ?
    
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