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I would have to agree with iceblade. I read a great article in the news forum here that was on anandtech about how ATI got to the RV770 development wise and what their expectations were. They originally planned to have the RV770 rival the 8/9 series cards that NVidia released and were quite surprised when they realized that they could be almost on par with the GTX260. So essentially, they never claimed that their performance on the HD4870 was ever better than the GTX260. I never expected the 4870x2 to come close to the GTX295 but it did in some of the benchies and that says a lot.

If this GTX295 isnt priced through the roof, then it might be a good decision, but I dont think the gain is that great if say you already own a GTX280.

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Will you be able to run this in Tri Sli that would be like 6 GTX260
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I dunno but why does $550 come up to mind hmmm
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Will you be able to run this in Tri Sli that would be like 6 GTX260
I'm afraid not. It has just the one sli connector as opposed to the 2 normally required for tri-sli.
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I think I'll just be getting the 55nm 260GTX... Or an ATI card if I decide to get the Phenom II.
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omg the graphs start at zero omg omg
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omg the graphs start at zero omg omg
ROFL I was thinking the same thing
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not impressed tbh. for all its power it isn't hugely convincing against a 4870X2 - in the sense that i wouldn't think it's enough reason to upgrade. not to mention heat, power draw, and price which is bound to be really high.

need benches and OCing results though
It shows power draw being lower than the 4870X2, and I really doubt that the heat will be higher since it's a smaller process and Nvidia tends to have pretty good air cooling. It would be plenty reason to upgrade if you're running a GTX260, it has the same shader count as a 280, but two of them together.
As for the price...that's the big question. I would bet it's going to be more than the 4870X2, maybe even $600, which Nvidia really seems to think is what video cards should be sold for. I know I won't buy one for that price.
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Not a fair comparison next gen card for nvidia with the current gen ATI, wait for the 49xx series and then vs eachother..
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to be honest id say that the performance difference will be minimal! me tihnks the charts are a bit exaggerated! wait til the 49** series comes out
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