What would you buy if you would build a new rig today?
9800 gtx – (230eur-280eur) / 8800 gts 512mb-(200-240eur),
2 * gf8800gt 1024mb/512mb – (260eur – 300eur both),
2 * 3870 512MB gddr4 - (260eur – 300eur both)/ gddr3 (240eur - 270eur both),
or perhaps something else in this prize/performance range?
I've read in a review, that crossfire scales better than sli. Both sli and crossfire are about 40eur cheaper than a 3870x2 and a lot cheaper than a 9800gx2. But the question is, can you use this multi gpu power in nowadays games or in future games for that matter, because of the lack of support? And what about micro stuttering in sli/crossfire systems or multi gpu cards, does it have a big(ugly) influence on the game play? The mb would of course suite the gpu (nforce 750/780 or a p45/x38/x48). Or would you wait almost 1 month for 4850/4870 or nvidia 9900(but these 9900 should be in the same prize range as the 9800gx2, at least the ones they will put out in late June, so you must have deep pockets).
So I would like to hear your opinion (just a general discussion).