Meh. The funny thing is the fact that Nvidia is gutting itself to sell the 260s for what they are selling them for and ATI is making big money on all their cards.
My thoughts about these benchmarks:
ATI is known to have some issues with i7. Try a Q9650 and re-test.
For my money, a pair of 4850's > 4870 or 260 for the same money.
I wish ATI would put out better drivers....
More power to Nvidia though. They need figure it out and get their s__t together. I see nothing but good competition for th enext 12 months between these 2 companies, which is only good for the consumer.
Yeah, I plan on building an i7 machine in February, waiting for prices to drop, Uncle Sam to pay up, and bugs to be worked out. If Nvidia can refine their GPUs with 55nm process and get the performance above ATI, I willl be probably be switching back to Nvidia.
Currently Im running 2 4850s Xfired, and I cannot complain one bit. I try to keep an open mind but Nvidias constant be-badging of old products, and my mediocre experience with my Striker Extreme (680i) its going to take some convincing numbers for me to switch back to the green team.
Of course I believed that SUPER known web site with its SUPER known testing teqniques. I always laugh when sites use like cut off of the bars at the end so when one team is 10% ahead it looks like %50 on first glance. That always makes me suspicious.
Also I cant believe Bioshock ran better on nVidia when everywhere else ATI is big leap ahead on that one particularly (I mean A LOT)
So I will go to my corner and cry my eyes of laugh at YOU