"It took a while for Nvidia to shape up and to get the performance crown back from HD 4870 X2, and since they have it now, they are trying to keep it at any cost. ATI will soon launch HD 4890 in performance market segment, but Nvidia will counter with GTX 275 that should be faster of the two. "
well the 4890 seems to be behind the NV 275 GTX from what they say, but the ball can fall in either team's court right now.
And with the drop in price of the 4890 from 300 to 250 in Jaydee's article, looks like we'll see some nice price cuts, and if both cards push over the 280 GTX, expect the 280 GTX to be found for under 250$ for sure
Alot of people keep saying to wait n see. If the rumors of a early 5xxx series release are true, either theyre confident in the 4890, as well as the 5xxx series, or theyre pulling an nVidia, and barely bumping a card, but even if we accept this as so, whats it to compete against? Thats where Im coming from. If NOT the 280, what then? ATI knew the 275 was coming?
At the price it should be comming (around $250 from rumors) the only Competitor I see is the 280GTX. And I am SURE ati know the exact performance of that card to know what they should aim for. So I really doubt that the card will be slower than GTX280, if so the price will have to be lowered and thats not a bad thing for us
Like I said, speculations are thrown all over the place. We all made our predictions and we're only weeks if not days away from preview results
Don't forget that maturity isn't that much of a factor for this card, just like it isn't for the 285 GTX when it came out, since it was a play off another card, just like the 4890 is a play of the 4870, so the drivers prob won't be that different for it to have ineffective drivers.
If you don't need a card I wouldn't spend my money. Windows7 is DX11 comp and the new DX11 cards should be out "relatively" soon........ although it might take 2 years for the game manufacturers to catch up....lol
Oh man, Id have to dig. Ill post em if I find my links. A few good ones. Also, Im talking ground up DX10.1, no patching, as we saw in AC, it was patched to take away DX10.1, and it showed nice improvements, and its a ground up game