Re: Wow!! Major price drop!
Well I just picked up 2 4870s today to see what all the hype is about and I am severly disappointed. I am way happier with the 650 I spent on my 280 GTX than the 600 I spent on 2 4870s. In Crysis although 2x 4870's are supposed to have a higher average framerate, the game felt much smoother on my 280 GTX, I suspect this is because of the microstuttering and a higher minimum framerate on my 280 GTX. Also the heat coming from 2 cards makes my room uncomfortably warm. 1 280 GTX generates a lot of heat but a 4870 is almost just as hot and there are 2 of them.
Plus there is still the issue of the blocky shadows in DX9 games which use nVidia's Ultra shadow. Crossfire is also still too buggy, I have experienced various issues with games I play like some games getting stuck loading etc.
Don't buy into the Hype 1x 280 GTX > 2x 4870