Originally Posted by Bah!
And don't kid yourself, the performance isn't "quite good", it's ****ing excellent, and the gap between it and the 5870 is even larger than the benchmarks would lead you to believe.
No. It's quite good. People, especially fanboys of all brands, tend to over inflate numbers. That's the sad fact of this world. People trying to justify a product that they own by creating numbers that are artificially high. There are people that claim that Crysis runs fantastically, while others claim it only runs as good as a 5870. There are also people that claim to get 170 FPS in BC2, while others complain about load times and 70 FPS max in BC2. I will admit that I'm glad the FPS minimum is higher. That's one area where the GTX 480 got it right.
The performance is "quite good" If you want "****ing excellent" performance, free free to pic one of these
insanely expensive behemoths up. Just make sure you've got a small nuclear reactor to power it if you plan to add in 2 of them. Make sure you've got a swiss bank account as well.