There is no point. That is utter stupid move. What if 4890 is faster than 285, then this card is utter useless. Another scenario is that card is useless if the 4890 is faster than it but slower than 285 - still useless.
Too much risk to screw this up. Stupid move from nvidia to try and keep the price of the 285
Considering the 285 is $100 more than the 4850x2, I'd say the rough numbers are pretty bad. No crying please...
First off, sorry your thread has been hijacked l1qu1d.
As for the people complaining for whatever reason, I knew what I was getting myself into before the purchase, L1qu1d himself knows this as he helped me with the decision. My performance has NOT decreased, Crossfire issues/lack of support is NO LONGER an issue, and the sale of my 4850s will recoup about 80% of the cost which wasnt an issue anyways.
Im satisfied with my switch and glad I did it, my results have improved. Stop making excuses for yourself to spite me just because you cant grasp my logic.
thats fine, it seems that most ATi holders are ont he offense in general, frankly this card won't affect me at all and neither will the 4890...seeing as it won't beat the 285 GTX, and even if it matches it, what do I care? I got mine for free from BFG .
20% out of a card from 100 mhz and a smaller number of SPs even with the newer memory doesn't add up to 20%, I'm sorry