If it is priced responsibly (260 or under imo) and is a decent overclocker, we might have a great entry point competition for the 58xx vs 4xx comparison. Of course, if it the equivelant of the 5830, then we have yet another stale round in the GPU battles.
Even so, if it is cheap and OC's well, it just might be a diamond in the rough. After a bit more reading, it seems the xx5 designation in this case may refer to the GF104 architecture in use, as opposed to the launch GF100 in the 470/480s.
Great 5830 performance at 30-50w more. Personally I am unimpressed with the current generation unlike the 4xx0 and GTX2xx which were very good upgrades over the previous generations. Oh well upgrade from eggs to bacon I suppose.
If it is significantly stronger than the 5830, and can OC like a champ, and come in at $250ish, then it is worth the extra 30-50w, imo. Thats a lot of ifs, but as a budget enthusiast card it might actually pull it off. I can't see it competing with an OC'd 5850, but thats why if its $50 bucks less MSRP, it doesn't have to.
This could be the card that forces a 5830/5850 price drop, provided all those ifs come through.
nVidia need to work more on the drivers, I chose always nVidia because of the games compatibility (Physx and engine tweaks) and better drivers. The GTX 4xx has a great potential that needs a good driver to take the advantage of it
NVidia needs to pick up it slack, I always liked NVidia ever since ATI screwed up the drivers but lately it has been NVidia that really missed the target. If they had of done what they say they were going to with the GTX 4xx series than I think more people would have been blown away.
ATI Video Cards = wallet eating pocket burning cash shredders
i guess AMD balances it out by shaking consumers as much if not more than nvidia
i hope prices go down, using an onboard 4290 temporarily for my new rebuilt system sucks
Opens wallet and listens to a loud sucking sounds oh wait that is our taxes and explosive growth of living expenses.
$100 10 years ago a months worth of groceries now its like three bags.
$100 10 years ago was more than one needed for gas when driving a giant gas guzzler for more than a month now one can barely afford to drive a VW beetle.