ORB - Compare
the 2nd fastest system listed in the orb results with 4770's is (24,016) exactly 1000 points higher than my top.
problems or not with the new 40mn chips or not, i see great things coming soon when flagship cards from either ati or nvidia come out with these sizes or smaller.
i believe that the 4770 was released only as a test for the 40nm chip process.
now let it be known, all of the 4770's shipped out (that i know of) had no ram cooling.
but they were shipped with ram that was intended to operate @ 1000MHz(4000MHz effective), but i guess to cut costs, they didnt cool them, and instead of running at normal speed, they downclocked the ram to 800MHz(3200MHz effective). there has been reports of 1150MHz(4600MHz effective) achieved with this ram, but im not sure how they cooled it...if it was done with the stock cooler,...then thats pretty amazing, since there isnt even any thermal pads on em.
cant wait for the "real" 40nm cards