While true DH is a great site, read what theyve said. Somethings not right between skulltrail and the ATI cards. Also, look at the drivers. This is the first driver from ATI, while nVidia has has time to tweak. Looking at the TR review, youll see a wider amount of games, where ATI has its advantages. All n all, its a scratch, while you dont need the super uber mobo using the ATI solution, as well as its 160$ cheaper from the get go. Save more on the psu using the ATI as well. In the end, all things being even, ATI is still the most cost friendly
Who gave him a -1 just for speaking the obvious? +1 to cancel it out...
4870x2 cf, at least as it is right now, has major scaling issues. In a few cases, it performs below a single 4870x2. http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-4870-x2-review-...
It's somewhat similar to how the 3870x2 cf behaved. They never came around to optimize the drivers for 3870x2 cf. While 4870x2 cf is more likely to get the driver fix, as it's much more popular, you shouldn't count on it, in case history repeats itself.
It's also worth noting that CrossFire appears to have issues with Skulltrail, as I believe the article notes, and I've pointed out in previous threads where that article is brought up.
There's no actual evidence behind that. While there aren't many benchmarks of 4870x2 cf against 280gtx tri sli, there are a lot of 4870x2 cf vs 4870x2 vs 280gtx dual sli. And in many games 4870x2 cf performs below a single 4870x2, not to mention gtx280 dual sli. Quad cf has serious scaling problems. Wait for quad cf driver optimization to come out... if they come out.
Someone do something to stop these liez, Viva ATI!
. The scaling in some games is very bad, but for the ones that work....Anyway I hope that ATI will solve this with new drivers... 8.9 maybe . For my heart content I'm glad that ATI won this round at all normal (not insane ) price ranges. I was getting fed up with the nVidia TWIMTBP crap. Because of the arrogance of nVidia I gave up their cards and switched to ATI. For once I helped the underdog.