Looks like none of the manufactures had much time to do graphics design for the GTX 480s. Shows that Nvidia is really pushing this launch down to the wire.
Cards won't be available for 2 weeks. Enough time for Newegg's software's algorithms to "adjust" the prices "properly".
If the 5850's drop to $250, 5850's in CF should = GTX 480 right?
They'd be practically equal in price but dual 5850s would use less power and be quieter.
Well you need to consider min fps performance as well. The 480 should kick its the xfire setup on that department.It should out perform a single GTX 480. I wouldn't do it though as I would much prefer two 480 GTX's in SLI rather than 2 HD5850's. It would be a much larger jump in performance which is what my main focus is. Noise, heat & power consumption are not issues to me.
The EVGA web-site pre-orders were sold out 17 hours ago. The card was announced about 16 hours 45 minutes ago. If the site rounds, the card for 499 direct from EVGA sold out in 15 minutes, both the WC and stock cooler versions.