hovz wants to use that 256bit and get us up in the nose-bleed resolutions with full driver effects on.
want to talk about our hardware in terms of whether or not your 256bit solution is superior, then we strip ALL THE DRIVER LEVEL FEATURES like FSAA, AF and we let them rip. thats how benchmarking has always been done. fillrate. lowest mipmapping, no Vsync. old school. the way you would play it in a ladder match, to win.
ud be lucky to win half of them with the 9800 and this is a brand new architecture with new drivers and alot of ground and flexibility to explore.
or how about this, we just run the benchies and either of us can do whatever we want to the drivers to get the most speed, how about that... beat the FX in every bench?