By that logic the 3870 would be comparable to the 4850, which we know it isnt. I would have though ATI would bump the shaders to 1200 for the 58xx series too, but thats just speculation. 1Ghz core clocks and 4.xGhz memory are probably fairly likely though.
How do you figure that exactly ? How does saying that it has to have archetecture changes equate to claiming the 3870 is similar to the 4850 ? I think you have been in the sun to long.
Please explain what you mean, im up for a good laugh around now.
Sorry for the tone but you are basically telling me my logic is wrong because its right ??