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Old 01-24-10, 07:02 PM   #83
Slytat
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Default Re: 5870/5970 vs. GF100 (Fermi)

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Originally Posted by shadow001 View Post
What does it matter if it's a dual GPU or a single one?....What matters is the perfomance delivered,and so far it seems below that of the HD5970 card,so if you're dissapointed with that in terms of performance,how would you be satisfied with Fermi,regardless of it being a single GPU card.


Maybe i'm getting old here,but that sounds like a double standard,and one that's been used ever since ATI released the HD3870 X2 cards about 2 years ago,and doing so while forgetting that Nvidia already released 3 dual GPU cards so far,ironically,to beat ATI's dual GPU cards in fact...
What double standard?

First of all, when I do comparisons, I compare on a GPU vs GPU basis.

1 Fermi is likely going to be slower than the 5970 but the 5970 is essentially 2 cards so, unlike yourself, I compare them GPU vs GPU and since the 5970 has 2, I'm going to compare 2 x Fermi or the GTX395 (which will most likely have some kind of gimping).

If you are going to compare the Fermi to an ATI card, it should be the 5870. This belief that Fermi has to beat the 5970 in order to be a success is ridiculous and it certainly wasn't applied to ATI when they released the 5xxx series as even their 2 GPU card doesn't beat SLI by that much and their 5870 can't even best the aging 295 let alone 285s in SLI. I think it is you who is indulging in a double standard here mate, not me.
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