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Old 08-12-2008, 02:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: ATI back on top! HD4870 X2 review!

It was in stock, but it was so uber that they all sold out in less than 30 minutes...
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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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
Those cheaper GTX 280's have even slower/worse stock speeds than the one used to test against the 4870X2. Not to mention, the 4870X2 JUST launched, so in a few weeks, it's price will drop down as well. Considering the margin of improvement, I think the 4870X2 is still the best deal. Wait 2 weeks and we'll see it really be the absolute best buy.
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Sweet! hopefully this means another price cut for the gtx280. and maybe i can get one or two!
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Those cheaper GTX 280's have even slower/worse stock speeds than the one used to test against the 4870X2. Not to mention, the 4870X2 JUST launched, so in a few weeks, it's price will drop down as well. Considering the margin of improvement, I think the 4870X2 is still the best deal. Wait 2 weeks and we'll see it really be the absolute best buy.
That was around the same price the GTX 280's were when they came out. (the HD 4870x2's price)

I'm expecting price drops on these
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In some games, cards with two gpus on them, not a crossfire or sli setup, can score worse regardless.

Look at Crysis a 3870x2 does not perform as well as in other games for just this reason.
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In some games, cards with two gpus on them, not a crossfire or sli setup, can score worse regardless.

Look at Crysis a 3870x2 does not perform as well as in other games for just this reason.
I always thought it was because nVidia programed that game and it does better with SLi/ nVidia cards
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Actually, when you step it up to the highest of resolutions (1920x1080 and up), the HD 4870X2 beats out the GTX 280 by a great margin even in Crysis!
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it is because its an Nvidia programmed game. The new architecture also does well in crysis and w/ aa on finally
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In some games, cards with two gpus on them, not a crossfire or sli setup, can score worse regardless.

Look at Crysis a 3870x2 does not perform as well as in other games for just this reason.
scaling on the 4870 X2 is improved from the 3870 X2
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the the ati fan boys unite?

if there is a price drop at all on the 280... ill be getting another! i dont think there will be tho
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