- Aug 17, 2009
You just got servedI don't have experience with processor design, I guess I can't post according to you, but if I have your permission I'll make this post... since you're making the rules on who can post in this thread.
If any Nvidia bashing is going on it's because right now from the enthusiast gamer point of view they are getting pummeled (This bashing also occured for AMD/ATI back in the Radeon 2900XT days). Regardless of who's architecture is inferior/superior AMD has a complete line of DX11 parts out and are better at almost every price point as well as having the fastest parts with some features that some gamers do want that can only be had on AMD hardware (much like Physx and 3D glasses can only be had on Nvidia hardware).
I don't recall anyone here saying a 4870 would be faster than a GTX280, though I do recall people claiming it may even match it. I also remember OCGuy smuggly putting that as his sig, when someone claimed the 4870 may even match the GTX280. His sig changed shortly after launch. I think most people were excited about getting 80-90% of the performance of a $650 GTX280 for $299. Again, this is regardless of who has what architecture. If AMD's architecture was so terrible I doubt Nvidia would have cut the GTX280 price in half.
You can argue one architecture is better than another depending on the metric you use. It's not worth arguing about as it's been beaten to death in the past and depending on how you look at it one can be better than the other.
Well, I hope you don't mind if myself or other people continue to post even if we don't have processor design experience. Good luck with your superior card that doens't yet exist except on paper. The superior card that will likely be quite hard to find for quite a while after launch because it's superior design appears to be very difficult to make yield well at this point (according to a few rumors floating around). I don't think most of us have a fanboy issue, most of us talk with our wallets. What would you rather game on, a $355 GeForce GTX285 or a $310 Radeon 5850?