Originally Posted by Bee_Dee_3_Dee
I haven't heard much about the HD5000 series already having optimized drivers.
And when the GTX480 gets optimized drivers, aren't the Benchmark results going to sway heavily in favor of the GTX480?
For the sake of fairness, what if the HD5000 series were bench-marked on their first version drivers, and performance was compared with the GTX480's with its best optimized updated drivers from say 30 to 60 days from now?
This is why day 1 benchmarks don't really mean that much and lot of people know it. The GTX 480 outperformed the 5870 no question about that, but people are more concerned with the amount of heat it dissipates. While the performance is going to increase with time the heat, noise and power-consumption are going to pretty much stay the way they are.