- Jun 8, 2003
Thanks for the explanation guys.This card, even if it were as good as happy medium wants it to be, is just not for me. Im holding out for a singel high end card, which i can then Crossfire/Sli.
Thing is, i want to do this without even having to worry about heat, noise or power consumption. The 5870 would have been that deal if i was in the market 6 months ago.
Im looking forward to whatever comes next to be honest. Either a refresh of Fermi, or a 68xx
If these cards, in SLI, can surpass a gtx480 for 200 bucks each, it would seem a good deal.
I really don't need a super high end card. I game mostly at 1600x1200 or at 720p on the 37 inch lcd with plenty of aa/af.
I'm not paying $300+ for a card (5850) and I really don't want to crossfire just yet because sometimes games are not crossfire ready at launch.
A 5830 is too exspensive for it's performance and a 5770 is too slow.
A gtx 460 would be just what I'm looking for to get me through till the ati/fermi refresh.