Originally Posted by jimmyjames123
The more appropriate comparison for Tri-Crossfire 5870 is Tri-SLI GTX 470. Tri-SLI GTX 470 has more raw horsepower than SLI GTX 480, at much lower cost and much lower power consumption than Tri-SLI GTX 480.
The point of the bench wasn't efficiency but raw power which is why the 5850 and 470 cards weren't included. I'd stay away from efficiency arguments when it comes to Fermi. Going to lose that argument most of the time due to their power requirements.