Originally Posted by Bee_Dee_3_Dee
Please post numbers.
Your HD5870 is #2 now?
But by how much?
Because HD5870 is only $79 cheaper (19%). Or maybe $100 cheaper (24%).
But no PhysX. No nV 3D.
Is the over all performance 10% less?
But, the performance at high resolution with 8X AA is 30% less
Sounds to me like the price needs to be reduced more. And you could go CF for even less. And the reduced price is thanks to the GTX480 release. Right?
Doesn't that make you happy?
Because of the fact that owners of a single HD5870, should consider buying a second one now?
And they scale really well?
IDK So tell me in your opinion with numbers plz!
Here's some numbers for you:
HD 5870: 188watts
GTX 480: 250watts
HD 5870: 86C max temp
GTX 480: 95C max temp
HD 5870: 3 or 6 monitors
GTX 480: 2 monitors
HD 5870: $399 MSRP
GTX 480: $499 MSRP
Physx, as of right now, is a gimmick. Why? It's not an industry standard and is only supported by a handful of games.
3D is being done on ATI cards via a 3rd party program. Therefore, saying nvidia has 3D capabilities is a moot point.
CUDA is NOT and industry standard either.
Tessellation is pretty, but it, too, is not standardized in games as of yet, nor will it be until DX11 becomes standardized in the market. As of right now, it's still in its infancy.
The GTX 480 does NOT outperform the HD 5870 in all games. While the GTX 480 is considered to be the faster card based on numbers alone, it does NOT outperform the HD 5870 outright. That's how you get the roughly 10% average difference in performance. IT'S AN AVERAGE!
Performance is about 10-20% difference, but the HD 5870 has NONE of the drawbacks the GTX 480 has... like a big ass heatsink that will burn you if you touch it while the game is running.
Now, if you want to play fanboy, that's fine. Bear in mind that each card and company has its advantages.
EDIT: one last thing...
I can guarantee you that the first GTX 480s are going to be sold at extremely inflated pricing due to availability at the beginning. You'll be seeing $50 or more tagged onto that price. If you preordered, great. If not, you're going to pay at lot for that sauna card.