Trying to do market research on the “best” video card on the market today is nearly impossible. Aside from the idiotic product line naming conventions from nVidia and AMD (7850 v 7970 v 670 v 680 v 560 Ti versus fuuuuuu), there is no possible way to do an apples:apples performance comparison, particularly when you throw in multiple cards v. single cards or multiple one-generation old card v single current gen card. Power consumption. Heat. Noise. Overclocking. Internet fanbois cluttering the signal. Yarg.
I can’t believe I used to know all of this stuff intimately… today, it’s more like a root canal/studying for another bar.
What I’m saying is… my desire to play games is at war with my complete lack of interest in the current state of the industry. … but I’ve just *got* to have the new 28nm chip!!!! (I think)
And, yes, I have a Mac (or two). They are very nicely built machines, pleasant to work on, and I can do everything on them, including power user stuff, that I do on a win box. But you know what Macs suck at? Playing games. Which is really what all of this is about (well, that and a 3yo PC which, while formerly solid, is clearly heading for the scrapheap of glory in the near term). I want my Battlefield3 in ultra now!