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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Consumers always win

But ATI still haven't made a faster card than nvidia yet...
4870x2.
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Thanks ATI.
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That is a dual GPU solution, not a true single card. Then all nVidia has to do is come out with a GTX280x2.

In any case, referring to the original post, I thank any company that helps encourage competition, there is nothing inherently special about ATI. Infact I would like to thank nVidia for kicking ATI's butt over and over again that ATI has finally decided to start actually paying more attention to their drivers and cards to actually fix the issues they have been having for years.

As for all the BSOD'ers out there, try updating to the correct drivers once in awhile... I have yet to get a BSOD with any of my nVidia products except when I messed with the drivers myself.
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That is a dual GPU solution, not a true single card. Then all nVidia has to do is come out with a GTX280x2.

In any case, referring to the original post, I thank any company that helps encourage competition, there is nothing inherently special about ATI. Infact I would like to thank nVidia for kicking ATI's butt over and over again that ATI has finally decided to start actually paying more attention to their drivers and cards to actually fix the issues they have been having for years.

As for all the BSOD'ers out there, try updating to the correct drivers once in awhile... I have yet to get a BSOD with any of my nVidia products except when I messed with the drivers myself.

so how exactly do you plan for nvidia to plan out a gx2 280? Won't happen for various reasons. Hardware limitations and the fact it would cost insanely way too much is 2 I can think of right now.

A graphics card is a graphics card regardless of what it has on it. It's still a single unit and only takes up 1 pcix16 slot. So yes, the 4870x2 is still a SINGLE card in which it owns the Nvidia Single Card GTX280. Granted it hasn't been released yet, but based on the 4870 crossfire results, that sets the stage really well for the X2.
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I don't think you're looking at the other side of the story. ATI wouldn't be competing with nvidia if nvidia hadn't beat them the first time around.
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THank's ATi, say what you wnat fan boys but the 4870 Price/ Performance ratio has really kicked nVidia HARD! We all win, well apart from nVidia
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That is a dual GPU solution, not a true single card. Then all nVidia has to do is come out with a GTX280x2.

In any case, referring to the original post, I thank any company that helps encourage competition, there is nothing inherently special about ATI. Infact I would like to thank nVidia for kicking ATI's butt over and over again that ATI has finally decided to start actually paying more attention to their drivers and cards to actually fix the issues they have been having for years.

As for all the BSOD'ers out there, try updating to the correct drivers once in awhile... I have yet to get a BSOD with any of my nVidia products except when I messed with the drivers myself.
The "GTX280x2" you speak of would melt at idle. Would cost about $1000, and would not be able to be powered anything less than a 1200W PSU. Yeah, that would be awesome!
    
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The 8800 gt was only made to counter the 2900 pro, if the 2900 pro was never made then nvidia would never have released the 8800 gt
And the 2900 pro was made to try and counter nvidia's prior releases. My main point is that this is just the nature of competition. ATI's new products are great and it definitely freshens up the scene, but I don't agree with the article in that we should thank ATI for saving us and making gaming affordable. ATI has done their part and so has nvidia. Their competition has benefitted us, not ATI alone.
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And the 2900 pro was made to try and counter nvidia's prior releases. My main point is that this is just the nature of competition. ATI's new products are great and it definitely freshens up the scene, but I don't agree with the article in that we should thank ATI for saving us and making gaming affordable. ATI has done their part and so has nvidia. Their competition has benefitted us, not ATI alone.
that is the point of the article
   
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*Is holding out for the 4870 x 2 so he can REALLY thank ATi*



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