Originally Posted by m0t0rcade
That is because nVidia cut off 0.0 - 0.8 part of the graph to make you think this. I love nVidia, but this is Marketing 101. Dumb people look at the bars and say, well that one is 4x higher so it is 4x better. Then those dumb people buy the card under that assumption.
I am a huge nvidia fan, and will get the GTX 280, but it is not 4x better than the current generation. It is about 1.8x faster like the other guy said. Which is good enough.
Bingo! That's the first thing I noticed when I looked at the graph. It doesn't start at 0.0. It starts at 0.8. In other words, the assertion that the 280 is 4x as fast as 3870x2 is simply false. It's 1.8x as fast in Crysis just like the chart clearly shows, assuming this is a legitimate graph. Check your maths people.