Originally Posted by raven117
I read on anohter thread somewhere on this site that the x2900xtx only beat the 8800GTX by a marginal 3%, can anyone confirm this for me?
I've heard of several "benchmarks"...all of them different. Some the 8800 beat the hell out of the demo X2900XTX, some about even, and some with the X2900XTX kicking the hell out of the 8800. *shrug* In all cases by the time I've come along and found the thread the link no onger worked so I am fairl sure none of them were legitimate. I would like to note none of these suggested benchmarks were found here on overclock.net
Moral is don't believe it till its released...even if it is officially backed by the manufacturer. You never know what the conditions of the bench were. What you heard may even be true...but it also possible that there isn't any bench mark software available right now to properly test the R600 GPU.
I am sure ATI will have nVidia beat out by a good margin with these new cards. ATI won't release them till they do. Wether that's worth the price tag for the new tech is up to you, but I for one am going to be watching the prices on the 8800's. Though some how I feel I will end up getting one of these X2900XTX's...I like the idea of a gig of ram on the graphics card