Originally Posted by particleman
4870x2 is no more advanced than 4870 Crossfire or SLi. The much talked about crossfire sideport is disabled and even if it were enabled all it is, is an extra PCIe 2.0 Connection which wouldn't help anyways. If anything Crossfire is behind SLi because of fewer rendering modes thus even less compatibility than SLi.
I'm no fanboy, like I said I bought 4870s without hesitation. ATi offered better value initially, with their pricing, but IMO nVidia still has the better product.
And I use the single chip argument for both nVidia and ATi, fact is SLi and Crossfire still aren't where they need to be.
Sure SLI is better and cheaper than HD 4870 x2. All reviews suggest that.
And you just choose to ignore this "NVIDIA says it will win back performance leadership this year" also you ignored the huge NVIDIA price reduction shortly after the 200 series introduction, which never happen before.
For example I paid for my 8800GTX card $540 when it was about 8 months on the market, now I can buy for just about the same money the HD 4870 x2 which is less than 2 weeks on the market.