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Old July 10, 2008, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
You know I can't say......but from what I have seen it seems pretty close to the mark even though 50-80% is a huge margin.

What I can say is that the R700 will be very, very fast.
I know you can't say specifically

But you're right, that's a huge margin.

But "pretty close to the mark" would be phenomenal performance.

I costed out the cards (well, the 4870 X2 at a theoretical $600ish) along with waterblocks to the following:

4870 X2 + EK Full coverage = $800 (all in, tax + shipping)
BFG GTX 280 H2OC (pretty good clocks here too) - $600 (all in, tax + shipping)

So for me, the question would be: is the performance difference to max out my gaming (1920 x 1200 at full settings in my games) worth that extra $200?

I guess I'll wait and see.
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