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Old 03-06-2010, 02:53 PM   #16
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i'm gonna buy one o these babies!! does that make me a fanboy?!?
Only if you are buying it just because it is an Nvidia card and you would never buy an ATI card.

I for one am an ATI fanboy and wouldn't run anything from team green unless it was given to me. My desktop bleeds red while my laptop bleeds green. I had no real choice in the laptop GPU but in my desktop it would be a cold day in you-know-where before I greened it up.
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I still stand by my statement that no matter what, these cards will sell like hotcakes. We are also still dealing with pure speculation on all counts. If the rumors are ALL true it still won't make even the smallest dent in their armor. The fanboy army (we all belong to one, lol) will keep them going strong.

No doubt in my mind either that they're going to sell everyone they have, immediately.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:14 PM   #18
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Yes these will sell. However, when they start becoming available in any numbers AMD will do a "price adjustment" on the 5xxx series cards that Nvidia won't be able to keep up with (this did happen just recently right?). AMD has already saturated all price points of the market with reasonably priced DX11 parts and IMHO are just waiting for Fermi to become available before they drop prices. That way they can eke out as much $$ as possible.

I'm only a fan boy of performance versus price versus features. I went from red to green with the 8xxx series and back to red with the 4xxx and now the 5870. If Nvidia releases a product line that has the features and performance at a price point that doesn't choke me (the 5870 was hard to swallow) then I will gladly have green in my PC again, I just don't think Fermi is going to do it.
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If the GTX480 is under $600 then AMD will price adjust where needed. If not then AMD will not do it. In fact, unless it is under $450, I doubt we'll see any real pricing movements on AMD's part.
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Only if you are buying it just because it is an Nvidia card and you would never buy an ATI card.

I for one am an ATI fanboy and wouldn't run anything from team green unless it was given to me. My desktop bleeds red while my laptop bleeds green. I had no real choice in the laptop GPU but in my desktop it would be a cold day in you-know-where before I greened it up.
hmm, well i am green man then! i won't buy ATI !! lolZ!
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I don't understand the fanboy mentality here. It's kind of foolish when you'd absolutely refuse to go with either an ATI or NVIDIA card simply because of the name, even if the product happens to be far better. I think at this point it's almost a sickness. I used to prefer NVIDIA cards, but then I moved over to ATI's, because they were better. If NVIDIA comes back and takes the crown, I'll have no problem moving back over to being a fan of that team. It makes no sense to maim yourself just for the sake of patronage to some company.

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No doubt in my mind either that they're going to sell everyone they have, immediately.
That's not going to be hard if supplies are as low as they're rumored to be ;-)

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If the GTX480 is under $600 then AMD will price adjust where needed. If not then AMD will not do it. In fact, unless it is under $450, I doubt we'll see any real pricing movements on AMD's part.
I agree... there would just be no reason to. At the end of the day, it looks like ATI's cards are going to be the better value. But of course nothing's official until NVIDIA finally releases the pricing.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:58 PM   #22
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The strangest part of video card fanboyism is that it is the most prevalent amongst all PC peripherals. No other component has such a love hate following. I know my ATI-ism is irrational and makes no sense. I have purposely bought lesser performing cards plenty of times in my life and even I wonder what the hell am I thinking when I do it.
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haha i know what you mean. It's probably because there's only two to choose from.

As for motherboards. I can't even decide which I am a fan of. I like Gigabyte boards, great price, great performance but I don't like the look and the colors (petty I know). I like Asus boards' performance, sometimes the price is decent, and they look frackin cool. EVGA is pretty solid but more expensive usually and only really offer overclockibility the higher you go up in price range. I'd like to see MSI get up there, they finally have decent looking boards but a lot of people still don't like them. They are pretty good price/performance wise right now with their p55 and am3 lines although i don't like any of their x58 boards.
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The strangest part of video card fanboyism is that it is the most prevalent amongst all PC peripherals. No other component has such a love hate following.
Why not? Gamers are a crazy bunch, and the GPU is the most important part of a gaming computer, even more so than the processor.
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I don't understand the fanboy mentality here. It's kind of foolish when you'd absolutely refuse to go with either an ATI or NVIDIA card simply because of the name, even if the product happens to be far better. I think at this point it's almost a sickness. I used to prefer NVIDIA cards, but then I moved over to ATI's, because they were better. If NVIDIA comes back and takes the crown, I'll have no problem moving back over to being a fan of that team. It makes no sense to maim yourself just for the sake of patronage to some company.
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Some people actually harbor pretty strong hatred for the opposing brand. As of late, typically you can get about the same performance for a bit less money from ATI. It's looking like this round the difference might be a bit more exaggerated though. At least in pricing.

The leaked benches floating around are showing far less difference in performance than was originally claimed by Nvidia. Small enough that the overclocking ability of Cypress might be able to make up the stagger. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the higher binned 5870 don't match the GTX-480. If the clock figures are correct, 625Mhz, then I don't hold out much hope for the Nvidia cards being able to be overclocked out of it. I mean, let's face it, if Nvidia had processors that could make higher clocks consistently than the lowered stock clocks, they probably would have released the cards before now.
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The leaked benches floating around are showing far less difference in performance than was originally claimed by Nvidia. Small enough that the overclocking ability of Cypress might be able to make up the stagger.
That's kind of worrying, especially if the rumors of hot chips prove true, because even then, the user couldn't overclock their NVIDIA card to improve things even further.
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How can you hate Fermi? Check out that box art!
http://www.expreview.com/9820.html

lol it looks like "Fame" the musical.
That galaxy card looks pretty cool though, although a bit plastic looking cover.
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How can you hate Fermi? Check out that box art!
http://www.expreview.com/9820.html

lol it looks like "Fame" the musical.
That galaxy card looks pretty cool though, although a bit plastic looking cover.
OMG, I've been struck speechless.
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