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post #21 of 38
I stand by my $499 wager for the X2.
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post #22 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by zlojack View Post
Well, I'm just looking at it from the angle of how much I would spend to get the performance I need.

For example, I play AoC, COD4 and a few other games. All of these games can be played at the absolute max settings at 1920X1200 on both of these cards.

But, for me to get a 4870 X2 (based on the price suggested here) in Canada it's going to cost me about $600 + EK Waterblock $120 + taxes + shipping. It will end up in the $800 range, all told.

The BFG GTX 280 H2OC with a DD full coverage solid copper block costs about $600 all told.

So that's the only reason it brings it back onto my radar screen. I understand the price/performance ratio, but I want to max out my games and the 280 can (apparently) do it for less.

Still, the benefit of the 4870 X2 is that I can max out everything for now and for a long time, plus get another card down the road for CrossfireX etc.

And then there's still the microstutter issue with the Crossfire/SLI cards etc.

Anyway, no decisions are made, and I'm speaking from a personal perspective (obviously, most of us are) but it does bring the card back into play for me.
You do not represent the average gamer or the average enthusiast for that matter. How many people watercool, a small minority. I would consider performance per dollar rather than "what can max the latest games at playable frame rates" What happens when a game comes out that you cant max? You want a card that has at least some longevity in it.

Edit - No offense Intended really, I realized where you were coming from.
    
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post #23 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Another... I told you so.

Everyone was flaming me for saying there is no way the 4870X2 would be $499... Well look at that.
We all know you planted this story...
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post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by zaccy001 View Post
You do not represent the average gamer or the average enthusiast for that matter. How many people watercool, a small minority. I would consider performance per dollar rather than "what can max the latest games at playable frame rates" What happens when a game comes out that you cant max? You want a card that has at least some longevity in it.

Edit - No offense Intended really, I realized where you were coming from.
I know what you're saying.

My point was, the price drop made me look at it again. The cost difference of $200 is a significant one, so I would think about it and see whether it made a difference to justify paying $200 more for a card that would run the same settings. Of course your point about longevity is a good one.

Again, I'm not arguing anything against either card, just looking at it from the point of view of what would give me what I want for the least money. The headroom of the 4870 X2 would be nice though. Hence why it brought it back into the picture for me when I had already dismissed it.
Performance per dollar is also a good factor to consider, but if we're talking about spending $600 vs. $800, sometimes just pure price makes a difference.
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post #25 of 38
Not surprising considering that it will most likely make the GTX280 its b%^&h..
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post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
Thats my view if your more of a percentage of increase in performance of the gtx 280 than the percentage of the cost increase then im fine with it.

so if its 160%of the performance but costs 20% more i think that is worth it
$550 = 110% of $500. So 10% extra for 150%-180% performance.
    
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post #27 of 38
What I find funny is that Nvidia started this whole two on one deal, and now this makes two graphics card generations in a row that they are getting owned by the one from ATi. If you were prepared to spend $500 on a graphics card, would $50 really make a difference? Just go with ultracheap shipping and find somewhere online that doesn't charge you sales tax and it ought to just about make up the cost difference.
post #28 of 38
Wait...why did they call it a Radeon? I thought ATI dropped the whole prefix and went with HD instead.
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Well if it's gonna have 2 gigs im not surprised.
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Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
Wait...why did they call it a Radeon? I thought ATI dropped the whole prefix and went with HD instead.
Hm I don't know. You don't hear Radeon that often though.
 
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