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Anandtech: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470: 6 Months Late, Was It Worth the Wait?

"Fermi/GF100/GTX400 has been a long time coming. For an industry where the major players are usually in lockstep with each other in some fashion, this latest cycle has been distinctly out of sync. In September of 2009 we saw AMD launch their Radeon 5000 series, and spend the next 6 months as the performance leader for the discrete graphics market for virtually every price point. NVIDIA on the other hand missed the latest cycle by a mile, and when AMD was delivering 5000 series cards NVIDIA could only talk about the High Performance Computing applications of their next GPU, Fermi. It would be the next big thing, both figuratively and literally."

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darkequitus3039d ago

All that wait and minimal performance increase for the price. Still will nmot upgrade my 4870 until the end of the year.

evrfighter3039d ago (Edited 3039d ago )

The only bench that matters for gamers atm is bad company 2.

Fermi got demolished so bad in the bc2 bench, Anandtech had to find a spot in game where Fermi gave a better minimum fps than the 5870...

This really blows. I don't see a price drop incoming -_-

dirthurts3039d ago

I'm an ATI guy. But I expected this card to top the charts in every way. Nvidia usually does. But they're never on top anymore when it comes to bang for buck...which is why I'm an ATI guy.
What happened?

KingKiff3038d ago

I used to be a Nvidia man back in the 8 series days, they just made the most awesome cards at the time...

Since I have jumped fence I will never look back again, not while ATi keep up the great cards currently available...

It even better if you fork the extra $60-$100 for the factory overclock of the new 5*** card you want, craps all over anything Nvidia has to offer.

darkequitus3038d ago (Edited 3038d ago )

I was and Nvidia guy since the Geforce 256 (I think I had a Riva). Since the ATI 3860, I have never looked back

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