veedub is correct
what are you guys babies? AMD/ATI fannies
and this really isn't impressive in terms of performance...pricing maybe, but not performance
the Nvidia gpu is a 1 chip with 1 gb
the AMD/ATI is a 2 chip with 2 gb
so, as the article says:
"In short, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the newest and fastest 3D card of the moment—25% better on average than the GeForce GTX 280" <--- 2 gpus 25% better? good but nothing to boast about
reminds me of when Intel brought out their quads and how AMD whined that they weren't true quad, but still superior to the AMDs
also, AMD/ATI is still doing the whole buggy flakey drivers?
"Nor did our testing go as smoothly as we had planned. AMD’s beta drivers are still premature. And while the software worked well with the other cards in our test suite, it caused notable visual artifacts in the menus of a number of games. Moreover, the Catalyst Control Center had a tendency of crashing without wanting to come back, prompting repeated restarts. As we hammered out a handful of issues, our test suite evolved ever so slightly and this story came to be a first-look rather than full-blown review."
nice and every so buggy drivers...at least that parts reliable right ATI users? me included