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post #41 of 81
but the 4870 isnt competiting against the 280 from what i understand. I thought the 4870x2 or the r700 spartan was going to fill the ultra enthusiast niche.
Edited by liqwidstyx - 7/4/08 at 2:50pm
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Well surely does look like the 4870 pwns the 260, I'd like to see how it stacks up againest the 280. Also can't wait to see a 4870x2/280GTX comparison. Have to hand it to ATi this gen they really are owning it up. Don't get me wrong NVIDIA's cards are impressive, it's just I can't justify paying that much for a GPU..

I may even make my first ever ATi purchase this year!
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post #43 of 81
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Originally Posted by Sazar View Post
Of course it is, everyone knows at this point, about the
Physics boost to the cpu score for vantage, so it will be higher b/c of that.
That's why GURU3D only counts the GPU score rather than the full score. I think all review sites should do this.
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post #44 of 81
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Alright... Now lets compare High end with High end can we?

SLI GTX280's vs 4870's CF
My good sir....If you want high-end versus high-end, then I believe you should compare the GTX280 vs whatever R700(i.e., 4870X2). That should suffice. Or as some others have pointed out...compare GTX280 vs 2x 4870's (for approximate price comparison.).
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post #45 of 81
Close battle, both choices are good
260GTX SLI for nVIDIA chipset owners, HD4870 CF for Intel/AMD chipset owners

As for comparison, You CAN compare a GTX280/GTX280 SLI to HD4870/HD4870CF
both cards are top of line of their Series and some people have a lot of $$$ and won't mind paying over $200 for the few FPS increase of the GTX280 over a HD4870

Good job for ATI, I love competition
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post #46 of 81
Considering that the GTX260 in single card is better performing but the drivers are better for the ATI in CF, two HD4850s in CF vs. two GTX260s in SLI would be a more direct comparison.
    
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Considering that the GTX260 in single card is better performing but the drivers are better for the ATI in CF, two HD4850s in CF vs. two GTX260s in SLI would be a more direct comparison.
4850 is not even competing with 9800GTX let alone GTX260.
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I'm not a Nvidia nutjob but what happened to Tri-Sli, Quad-Sli, CrossfireX etc...

Scaling. Trifire and Trisli are as high as you see any major improvements, so no need to go any higher...
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How do you get that

2x GTX260s is $520
2x HD4870s is $600

The 260s have dropped down in price

$259.99@ zipzoomfly after $40 mail-in rebate

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros
Limit "one rebate per person" so the price reflected for two inconsequential.
    
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Man....what A Result?????....
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