Is it just me or does anyone else find it strange that with a launch so close that we have not had the obligatory leak yet.
Sure we are hearing stuff mostly conflicting but by now usually its pretty set as to whats coming.
More about :ati close apparently launch hard rumours
Yea, fanboism. Its all those AMD fans comming out that have been in hiding since the C2D E6000's hit the street years ago. First it started with the rampant posting of "i7 is too expensive, it fails" (it is too expensive, motherboards anyways), then it went as far as people claiming the X4 920 can match the i7.
Im not denying facts, the 4000 series is great and really changed this market, caught Nvidia totally by suprise. Ive owned 4000 series cards, a 4870 and two 4850s, they are good but unfortunately not "good enough" for my mild enthusiast needs.
Too bad you didnt wait, coulda saved a color change. I gotta ask, just how much better, or why did you go 4870 to 285? I recall someone earlier going from a 98gtx to a 4870, and I questioned that move.?
I had a 4870 and swapped them out for two 4850's. The crossfire issues were just too troublesome not to mention the heat and noise. Lack of crossfire support is widespread as well, nothing I really play supports it. That can be blamed on lack of research or whatever, too late to debate that now as they are sold and gone.
This GTX 285 puts up the same numbers benchmark wise, but ingame performance is soo much smoother. Not to mention the 1GB of memory which has allowed me to crank games up even higher.
Yes, I definitely think I'll be sitting out multi-GPU for a while too. My original plan had been to crossfire 4850s down the road, but now I'll wait for the next major release (5890 or whatever) at least instead and do another single card setup. Kinda odd, since I had good luck with SLI back in the 6800GT days.
* Enables SLI support for Merchants of Brooklyn
* Enables SLI support for The Hunter
* Enables SLI support for Watchmen
* Enables SLI support for MLB 2K9
* Enables SLI support for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
* Enables SLI support for The Last Remnant Demo and Benchmark
Wow, does that work only for EVGA? If someone were looking to go SLI, that could be a major selling point (since otherwise a lot of brands are fairly similar).
Well apparently its just SLi profiles that are modded into the driver via their software. I would assume it would work on other brands, dont see why not. But then again EVGA Precision and their Voltage tuning software only works on their cards.