Originally Posted by AP4LIFETN
ATI shaders are more powerful then nvidia shaders, RV770 has 800/5 = 160SP @ 750mhz, and it beats out 192 Nvidia shaders @ 1GHZ. but ur right, they really can't be compared.
No, im not even referring to clock speeds.
If you look at the folding at home GPU application, which is shader intensive you will see what im talking about.
Thats why an 8800GT can fold twice as fast as an Hd3870, even though the Hd3870 has many more shaders. Basically the way it looks right now Nvidia's shaders seem to do more work clock for clock...similar to core 2 duo chips vs amd x2 chips.