Originally Posted by Medion
ATI and NV seem to handle memory differently. Comparing their hardware on just memory, when there are other variables, just isn't going to work. When the 1GB 4870 comes out, compare that to the 512MB version, and then we'll see if there's a 512MB limitation.
Agreed. That's the point that I've been trying to drive home with him the entire time (and always mentioned "4870" so he knew I wasn't just referencing Nvidia cards.) Different architectures, different memory management. The best control test would be the exact same card with more VRAM on one of those.
My guess is the benches will come close to the 2900XT when it was released. Not much of a difference, if any.