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hwbot will be the place to know..
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post #12 of 57
Not impressive. Unless the GTX295 is the same price as the HD4870x2, even with the horrendous crossfire scaling, they seem both similarly desirable. Neither however, is worth getting.
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I forsee 260k in the top 30 systems on ocn I sure would love for people to say that isn't possible just like 132k in 03 was not suppose to be possible on water
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2x GTX 295s will just be 2x GTX 380s next year, same with 4870x2...so we wont be seeing the real potential until next summer/fall.

LOL @ iggster as one of the currently active users viewing this thread.

Edit: LOLOL Posted above, we all know he'll have a couple of these.
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post #15 of 57
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People should know by now that quad SLI is not the thing to go for extreme gaming.
I agree. I mean i guess i could see justifying the price if it all scaled 100% perfectly, but dang at this point it looks like it's just a big waste of money when you can get the same or comparable performance for so much less.
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IMO, it's much better to upgrade every two generations to the upper mainstream cards. you'll always max out games for 1-1/2 to 2 years until the new generation's out. that's why i'm going to get HD 5870. then 7870, then 9870 and so forth and so on.
saves cash and still maxes out games, why not.
same with nvidia:
GTX 260 216, then GTX 460, GTX 660
you get the idea.
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QUAD GPU set ups are just doomed failures...

AGAIN
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QUAD GPU set ups are just doomed failures...

AGAIN
Until Hydra is released. Then we can go backwards and use an 8800GTX in tri-sli for 80% scaling
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post #19 of 57
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Not really
Fastest card? Yes
Best Budget? No
Value? No
Performance/Price/Profit? No

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Hopefully they'll work on their next card instead of doing a gtx295 (40nm)
how much is a good brand 4870x2? 500$?

I am paying $900 for a pair of 295s and aren't they suppose to be $500 at release?

So how is that not value?
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how much is a good brand 4870x2? 500$?

I am paying $900 for a pair of 295s and aren't they suppose to be $500 at release?

So how is that not value?
You're paying for an overhyped and overpriced product with immature drivers. Seriously who cares what you are getting or buying shortly. Nvidia did not take the crown back and needs more than just a 9800 GX2 comeback to defeat the 4870 X2.
Edited by 45nm - 12/25/08 at 5:09pm
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