Originally Posted by Slytat
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 essentialy 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 58xx series as even their 2 GPU card doesn't beat SLI by that much. I think it is you who is indulging in a double standard here mate, not me.
We'll have to wait on pricing to decide which card that Fermi is going to compete with. Price is going to be the chief factor for determing which card Fermi is going to compete with. If nvidia is able to work some miracle and keep Fermi from being stupidly expensive, then it will compete with the 5870. Otherwise, it will compete with the 5970.
Forget the fact that the 5970 has 2 chips, because that is irrelevant. Performance is performance, and if you want it, you have to pay for it.