The new GTX 460 is quite superior in price/performance. $199 & almost as fast as a 5850. Hopefully what will happen now is ATi will drop prices back to the 5xxx series launch prices ($259 and $369) or less for the 5850 and 5870 and the 5970 will drop to its original price of $599 or less. The GTX 480 will then be obsolete and the GTX 485 based on the GF104 core has to be released.Right now, ATI dominates Nvidia for price/performance in every market segment.
'Almost' gave the wrong impression. Its within low single digit percentages of the 5850. Better in some titles, but those are the same titles where the Fermi cards in general have a big lead like Far Cry 2. However when overclocked the 5850 beats the GTX 470 by a sizable margin and slightly surpasses the 5870 as well.It's weaker than the 5850? I was under the impression it was slightly better and that the cards traded blows on most games.
I'm glad Nvidia has started being more competitive. ATI has had market lead for too long.