First up, I thought Bacardi Superior was vodka
Turned out to be white rum
I set up a 460 for my bro 2 weeks back, and bundled my 6850 too!
Now- Why I'd say the 6850 wreaks havoc :
1. CFX >>> SLI -- esp w/ memory hungry games-- in ati mem adds up- sli is so-so. Doesnt so ssad.
2. Got this whole AMD ATI
AMD radeon thing going
and this red/black case so yeah...
3. The devil is RED
------ for one still guessing, radeon is RED
4. I'm pretty drunk
STILL OCN AND beer keeps me going
5. a 460- sure. 2-power connectors vs ONE on a 6850.
6. A 6870 = IMO a few extra shaders + better cooling [ The first can be offset by OC'ing the 6850 and the second by using aftermarket solutions- just everybody wants this.. yeah ?? ] Hence the 6870 is not market worthy at the price it retails at ATM.
7. My mobo supports CFX. SLI fail.
8. I don't like nvidia??? They phased out my Aegia physx card ? And I have an old 7800 GTX from BFG. It's trash now. FAIL TO SEE how the 7xxx lineup couldn't have CUDA incorporated into it thru a simple FW flash?? They phase things out- the only reason why 8xxx + series' physx is being carried forward is to woo developers/ customers to the whole physx scene?? Did I mention my GTS 250 HAD NO OC HEADROOM AND DIED 2 MONTHS INTO OP? Btw, was a palit. So much for Made in Japan :/
9. My room just shook- turns out my folks claim t'was an EARTHQUAKE.
10. NVidia is the OFFICIAL benching cheat ?? Current optimisations in ATI drivers DO NOT CHEAT- they let us gain more performance at the cost of quality--- its not like we'd notice texture optimisations @ 75 Hz in game.
11. The latest 11.1a hotfix Drivers presumably greatly enhance the performance of the 6xxx line up ?? And this may be to counter the 560. SO no, 460 FAIL, 560 MayBE at par. For all your know, the 5xxx and 6xxx have more untapped potential ? Dx11 games should, and will do well to optimise their engines. Metro, GTA, BOPS wth
FIX YOUR GAME ENGINE :/
12. Cheaper 3x LCD setup option? Wait for the flex edition from sapphire!
13. The above 12.
I Admit- points 2,3,9 and 13 add absolutely nothing of significance to this argument!!! Time to frag sum ppl online
Side note- iz3d is partially free for AMD customers =)
As previously mentioned, my bro's card OC's well, but to abysmal temps and erratic nvidia driver crashes --- hate it when windows goes- recovered display driver or somethink like that-- anyway, not my concern anyway.
For those of you w/ a 6870- know that you have ---
1. Increased power at your disposal.
2. More SPs.
3. Better cooling.
4. Can realise the peak power of a Barts. -- doesn't sound rite