Originally Posted by Jas28
No you dont :P The only reason the 260 and 280 are as cheap as they are is because of ATi! If ATi didnt come out with the 4850/4870 the 260's would be $400 and the 280's would be $650! Trust me...ATi's drivers suck! They have a lot of work to do. Personally, I hope both come out with great cards.
that might be true, but to be more excact i would say because of competition. if ATI was market leader for 3+ years their prices would have been higher, and nvidia would make them lower it.
it is not because ati is some type of savior.