Re: Just got a brand new GTX 460 1GB, and I gotta say...
You're "not buying it"?
lol, look man, I published official reviews of HD 5830, GTX 460 and GTX 465, and found that the 5830 generally kept up with the NV cards in most gaming benchmarks. It did get pushed around in a few games and anything with tessellation, but overall it was close in overall value.
Furthermore, pretty much the entire hardware community thinks (by way of user experiences) that the HD 5770 (especially when overclocked) is in the same performance league as the HD 5830.
I don't know why I'm having to repeat myself here, but it sounds like you're not willing to admit the overlap that exists between the high-end of the performance segment and the low end of the enthusiast segment.
It's much the same as the 6600 GT overlapping with 6800 NU, 7600GT and 7800GS, 9600GT and 8800 GTS 320.
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