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Old 08-12-2008, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Clearly beats the pants off the GTX 280, for apparently only another $50 US. Its about time ATI had a win!
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you have to think though, some games don't take effect of the duel GPU thing...so it might only be used as 1 GPU. Besides, comparing a 2 GPU card to a 1 GPU card isn't fair :|
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A single (dual GPU) card will act as one card in game. Just like the 9800GX2 acts as one card although it is SLI enabled. The 4870X2 was made with internal hardware crossfire, thus to the system and everything else, it will look and operate as one card.

I think comparing 2 GPU card against a 1 GPU card is perfectly fair given that the GTX 280 is of similar cost, has 1GB of memory, etc. etc.

EDIT: Wow, I had no idea that the 4870X2 was 2x 1GB 4870's. Freakin 2GB on one card......
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No different than comparing the 9800GX2 to the 3870.

Whatever works.
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Comparing a dual core cpu against a single core cpu isnt fair.

See how retarded that sounds when said out loud?

Nvidia went with a huge, hot, low yield gpu.
ATI went FROM THE START (of this generation) with a scaleable smaller, cooler, high yield part.

It's 2 different strats.
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The difference between the 4870 X2 and other dual GPU releases, is that it's actually quite competitive on price
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Comparing it to the gtx 280 is becauase of price and performence, both similar so comparable.

@Veedub - Comparing a dual to a single core CPU isnt fair because, performence isnt similar. Think about this, compare a fast core 2 duo, which is dual core, to a quad core AMD phenom, you will get about the same performence, but different number of cores!
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Newegg.com - 4870x2

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I wonder what the 4850X2 will be like? GTX 280 performance for $300-400!?!

Also, what most people seem to forget is that this is just a stock card. Take it up on the OC, or watercool it and OC the crap out of it and this card will absolutely demolish anything!.... oh wait, it already does.
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for apparently only another $50 US
The BFG GTX 280 cost $389.99 after MIR, and many of the other GTX 280 cost under $450
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGEGTX2801024E GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Currently the cheapest HD4870 X2 is $559.99 at newegg, and it not at stock yet
Newegg.com - HD4870 X2

So, it is more than $50
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