View Single Post
Old 08-24-08, 02:13 PM   #68
Heinz68
Registered User
 
Heinz68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto-CAN, Hamburg-DE, Prague-CZ
Posts: 1,893
Default Re: NVIDIA says it will win back performance leadership this year

Quote:
Originally Posted by particleman View Post
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.
__________________
Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use

------------------------------------------------------------
Core i7 980X EE @ 4316 MHz 1.35V - Corsair Hydro Series H50
ASUS Rampage II Extreme - Corsair Dominator 1600MHz 12GB Triple-Channel
Sapphire HD 6990 - ATI TV Wonder 650 PCIe
Intel X25-M 160GB 34nm G2 SSD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32mb
Cosmos S Case - Corsair HX1000W PSU
Pioner Blu-ray Burner 6X BD-R - Westinghouse LVM-37w3, 37inch 1080p
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel - Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2
Sennheiser RS 180 - Windows 7 64-bit Pro
Heinz68 is offline   Reply With Quote