Originally Posted by Toss3
That's an impressive list I must say! Never tried cf myself(had a second 5850, but it died before I ever got the chance to cf them). The gtx 480 seems like it's shaping up to be a pretty good card and if it performs better than my oc:ed 5850 in the min fps department I'll definitely be getting one. Otherwise it's crossfire time.
If the 480 OCs well and leads the 5870 by a decent amount I may get one. The degree will matter and the price. Do I need one? No
If you want to experiment with Crossfire, go for it. Formulate your own opinion. I always strongly suggest people don't buy a second card from a place that only allows them to return it for a replacement if it's defective. I'm saying folks should make sure they can get a full refund for their second card purchase in case they're not satisfied with Crossfire for whatever the reason.
I'm not brand loyal. So if the 480 rocks, I'll own one.