Re: B3D GTX-480 Thermal Study
1. Not everyone cares a 480 uses 100W more than 5870. My smallest PSU is 950W, my cases are Cosmos 1010, HAF932, FT01. Electricity is $.09/KWh where I live, so every ten hours I game on a GTX480 costs me less then a dime more than it would on 5870. Errrr...I have plenty of dimes.
2. First you say the price of the stock is the only guage of how good a product is, then you say it's affected by other factors? If we're going to go by the price of the stock, take a look at the price of AMD stock since they bought ATi. Has the stock price judged that all ATi products are so poor that they've lowered the value of much larger AMD/ATi to lower than NVIDIA? Can't say stock price applies to one and not the other. Other factors, like lawsuits and recession, affect stock price.
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