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Well it seems Nvidia have the crown back but lets hope the drivers and the heat and the price keep up
if the GTX280 first came out was 600 bucks or so I would gather and reckon and guess the dual GTX295 would be what 800 bucks maybe? if given a choice by then the 4870x2 would be like 400 bucks or less......just guessing.
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Is it just me or is Nvidia releasing ridiculous cards with wasteful harware. I mean thats a lot of memory, and that memory interface is out of this world. I like the ATI strategy of releasing cards that have practicality. What I mean is that unless you want to keep your card for like 6 years why would you build such an expensive card for it to fade away in 6 months.

I think Nvidia is trying so damn to stay in first place with the most powerful VC. They lost all sense of being practical with their hardware. ATI just seems to make sense, build a really fast card that can "keep up" with Nvidia and release it at half the green teams price. I bet that card will be like 6-800.00 dollars, and cost them 500 just to make. I would rather lose 10fps and save 300.00 bucks it just make more sense.
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post #23 of 136
No it won't be priced crazily. Max $600. (If they exceed that, their ego problem!)


So quite reasonable for an nVidia fanboy/supporter. I'll take the 4850X2 for $280, please.
    
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Is it just me or is Nvidia releasing ridiculous cards with wasteful harware. I mean thats a lot of memory, and that memory interface is out of this world. I like the ATI strategy of releasing cards that have practicality. What I mean is that unless you want to keep your card for like 6 years why would you build such an expensive card for it to fade away in 6 months.

I think Nvidia is trying so damn hard to stay in first place with the most powerful VC. They lost all sense of being practical with their hardware. ATI just seems to make sense, build a really fast card that can "keep up" with Nvidia and release it at half the green teams price. I bet that card will be like 6-800.00 dollars, and cost them 500 just to make. I would rather lose 10fps and save 300.00 bucks it just make more sense.
Well, how do you think ATi regained the video card crown? A: By doing exactly what you just condemned nVidia for doing -- release a powerful video card, thus staying in "1st place". Well THAT, coupled with smart pricing. But it's just how things operate when rival companies start vying for "top spot" amongst consumers. Can't blame nVidia for anything "drastic" they might do, considering how much they're currently lagging behind ATi in overall sales.
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Yes it will be priced crazily. Minimum $600. (If they exceed that, their ego problem!)
Fixed. This card will not be cheap, I can assure you
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the benchmarks looks like they're nvidia biased
    
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anyone else think those cards look like video cassettes (VHS)? O.o
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methinks the lack of other games, reso's, and different power consumption is a little dodgy...

having said that - ati fanboys, the gtx 280 IS better than the 4870 1gb, so this SHOULD be better
Umm yeah, naturally it would be, seeing that it's performance is on par with the GTX 260.
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And how exactly did they manage to get the card to even operate in the first place considering that the latest 'official' and beta drivers don't even support it? They should have got a "Setup cannot continue..." error when trying to install non-compatible drivers. Guess the magic Driver fairy whipped some up for this benchmark ? Hard to conclude anything though based on one internet benchmark. It's the card that nVidia definitely needs right now though, if it's as good as it's specs on paper.
I'm sure nvidia sent them some drivers along with the card. probably the same ones nvidia used to test it with them selfs. i doubt nvidia would release a card with out testing it.
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wow so much Power consumption between them both...
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