Re: NVIDIA says it will win back performance leadership this year
My take on this is that its silly/unfair to compare a single gpu product to a multi gpu product, regardless of whether the multi gpu product is nvidia's own (9800 GX2) or the competition (4870 X2).
I currently a have a SLI 8800GTX based system, and I certainly wouldn't judge GTX280 against SLI'd 8800GTX's, however I will against a single 8800GTX.
FWIW, I'm just about to update to two GTX280's, in SLI, just need to decide between stock GTX280's (probably Zotac) or factory overclocked (Inno3d 650 core / 2.28 mem).
IMO, anyone who wants to compare a multi gpu solution to GTX 280 must also consider GTX 280 in a SLI configuration. I'm willing to bet that I know who will come out the winner between GTX280 SLI and 4870 X2.
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