I am moments away from buying by new gaming PC. I am way over due and FF XIV is a good excuse.
Looking at the specs, the 480 GTX should blow these ATI HD cards out of the water, but they do not by the benchmark scores. I am torn as to which way to go. I know that both these cards will perform very well in game (with my i7 980 extreme, 12G ram). But since this is the game I am building around, I would like to get the best one.
My gut is telling me go for the 480 GTX, and assume the drivers and game will be optimized eventually. I have read all of the "benchmark" thread and this is where I became aware of the problems with the 480 GTX.
So what do you think? 480 GTX or go with the HD cards?
PS I have been an SLI fan from the begining. It gets so expensive ... so from here on out I am going to go with single cards and just try keep current with a top performing card. This is another reason I may be biased toward the 480 GTX, lol.