Originally Posted by Madpistol
SLI definitely scales better on the GTX 480's. There's no arguing that.
Bear in mind, you don't need a small nuclear reactor to run 2 5870's in Crossfire.
That's an exageration, of course.
Still, 150-watts less is required to run 2 5870's in CF. That's a pretty significant amount of power.
Yes, that is true!
But please help me with the numbers, Madpistol.
You don't need a small nuclear reactor for HD5870CF. (In comparison to a GTX480.)
Because, HD5870CF requires __________ Idle and __________ Under Full Load.
The GTX480 requires __________ Idle and __________ Under Full Load.
Difference in number and %: __________ Idle and __________ Under Full Load.
((Maybe: Peak Watts (Total System Consumption) for the Idle and the Load.)
(include urls. i know u know. but just for sake of others posting i mention it.)
I know that I have one source that show a really good GTX480 charts including Idle, and Load = 1 hour. But I thing it lacks the HD5870CF. I'll try and check my other sources today.