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Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
True GTX280TRISLI will beat it, but will it beat tri-fire or quad-fire 4870?
Or 4 x 4870X2 cards in a 790FX board...

Wow, too much awesome.
    
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post #62 of 81
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Originally Posted by evil-98 View Post
wow nice, looks like the 4870 was a nice investment

i want to see 4870 CF vs 9800GTX tri-sli
Don't you mean 4870x2CFX vs GTX280TRI-SLI?
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post #63 of 81
i would so love to see a 4870x2 and a 4870 in tri-CF OCed and benched
post #64 of 81
Does anyone know is the 4870x2 benchies out yet?
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post #65 of 81
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Alright... Now lets compare High end with High end can we?

SLI GTX280's vs 4870's CF
as has been said before, the 4870X2 is ATi's counter to the GTX 280 - we all know it's coming, and so we can approximate it's performance as being 4x 4870s (using a 790FX chipset) against the SLI GTX 280s

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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Or 4 x 4870X2 cards in a 790FX board...

Wow, too much awesome.
i don't think that would actually work - from what i've heard, Vista only has a 4 GPU limit

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Does anyone know is the 4870x2 benchies out yet?
nope... don't think so... look at what i said above though
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post #66 of 81
i would still like to see a set of 8800's in SLI just for the sake of comparison. Though i don't thing i will buy a new card until direct x 11.
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post #67 of 81
Good for ATI. I'm glad they pulled themselves back up. Funny how the same people who were diehard nvidia fanboys and claimed ATI was dead about a year ago are now using ATI cards.
    
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post #68 of 81
Tri-SLi? What a waste of money.... but for once Nvidia is owned haha. Am I the only one that loves this?
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post #69 of 81
wow, the GTX260 SLI was owned in every hole possible...
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post #70 of 81
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wow, the GTX260 SLI was owned in every hole possible...
Yea it really is. It's funny when you talk to people that actually bought the 280/260GTX, because they're either just not informed in the GPU market, or they're just blindly buying NVidia products because they're fanboys. I mean you can have performance that beats the pants off the 260GTX SLI setup for much less, and it even rivals GTX280 SLI performance at times.
Impressive for only $600 worth of graphics cards. I thought about getting the 4870s, but I think 2 4850s with a pencil mod and heavy OC should be enough for me. I'll only have spent $300 after MIR, which is freaking amazing considering that my setup will contest or beat the GTX280 (which costs more than twice that.)

Now if the price of the 260 goes down more it will be a better deal, but it will have to drop by %30 or so to have a similar FPS/$ rate as the 4870. I don't think NVIdia will be able to lower the price far enough to get the $/FPS rate of the 4850 though.
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