Not sure if anyone read this article, but I'm am somewhat disappointed after reading that Nvidia's GTX 480 isn't going to be as great as originally thought it was.
They way they were promoting their new gpu architecture and from what I heard, I thought it was be so amazing. But in the end, it just seems like it barely outperforms the 5870 and it runs really hot.
I guess in the end, it isn't so bad. I do like what AMD/ATI have done with the HD 5xxx series. I am sold on the performance and the loads of video output options. I really wanted a display port connection on my graphics card.
Maybe I just wanted to see Nvidia come out with something better since I have been holding out so that I could buy that or get one of the 5870s for a bit cheaper (if they had to drop the price to remain competitive to Nvidia's new offering)?
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This isn't the first time we've discussed a SemiAccurate story (see HERE). Whether or not Charlie Demerjian's disaster prophesy for Nvidia actually happens, his articles are quite detailed, IMO.
Should have looked at that section of the forum... Thought it belonged in the rumor mill and I didn't see any threads about it there.
I'm not entirely sure what my next Video Card was going to be. If I bought the ATI and NVIDIA came out with better results then I'd end up with a bad purchase. If NVIDIA came out with their card and the reviews for that card show it to be a disappointment then I'll consider Fermi a disappointment and go with ATI.
Also I'd consider buying a DX11 card if there were more games out there with DX11 for my card to use. But for now I bought myself an ATI Radeon HD 4890 and I'm pretty happy with my purchase, for now.
How does your 4890 run Crysis?
At 1440x900. I'd say pretty well.
Yes the Fermi so far is a disappointment
Quick breakdown, the Nvidia 480 has a 14-17% performance increase over the Radeon 5870 and costs 100 dollars more. That's what I call a rip off. Just get a 5970 and laugh at them (Sapphire even has one with 4 gigs of Vram) or save the money and purchase the 5870 for an equally playable experience.
Might I add, I'm seeing a "trend" here. The more CPU cores or GPU cores the more powerful and efficient the motherboard or graphics card. At the moment 2x256 bit GPU's are more efficient than 1x512 bit GPU and the fact that Nvidia's card isn't completely unlocked is a cop-out. The HD Radeon 5970 destroys the 480 hands down leaving you to believe that even with the entire 512 bits resourced wouldn't make any difference.
This multi-core architecture will continue as it has proved to work by boosting both CPU and GPU performance with Radeon maintaining the edge still. I can't wait to see when the market unleashes the dual 512's. And if we're lucky maybe we'll see something like it enter the console world.
The console world doesn't need that. They are happy as is with their graphics. I'm sure they also don't want to pay too much for a console. Just look at all the consumer criticism when the PS3 first launched with that huge price tag.
Fermi reminds me of a telletubby
I'm actually impressed with Tessellation so far. GTX 480 beat HD 5870 and 5970's Tessellation benchmark on Unigine 2.0 Benchmark sponsored by Nvidia.
I read this this morning with my coffee and it impressed me with the price point
wish I understood at least half of it
Not a bad little performance boost over the 5830 (although anybody could have seen the Dirt 2 results coming a mile away) but I still don't think $200 is mainstream. I'd say about $150-$175 for most folks on a budget.
I was super cheesed when the 5830 launched at $230 CDN instead of sub-$200, which is was rumoured to be.