Originally Posted by xtremesv
A non-informed buyer will think his 6850 is superior to my 5850 in raw performance... poor thing
A non-informed buyer will think a 6450
will be superior to your 5850! It's got a higher number so must be faster, right? A non-informed buyer will only see a higher number and wont have a clue what they mean. As soon as they do even two minutes research to find out what the numbers mean, they will find reviews and it will be laid out plain as day what the story is.
And that is ignoring that the 5850 and 6850 are in completely different price-points! They'll more likely compare the 5850 on the shelf to the 6870, which are about the same price. And then they would
be getting a superior product.