Originally Posted by XMAN52373
The 448SP part will be faster than the 5870 by about 10% on average in normal gaming situations, closer to 5970 in non. The 512SP part, which sadly will be mostly MIA til mid summer if things go the way Nvidia hopes, will be close to 5970 performance.
That doesn't make much sense. A 5970 will be at least 50-60% faster than a 5870 most of the time. In cases where Crossfire scales optimally, around 75-80%. How does less than a 20% increase in shader capacity (448>512) make up that difference to where it would go from only beating 5870 by 10% to close with 5970?