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Poll Results: is the g80 a big leap in gaming

Poll expired: Nov 16, 2006  
  • 72% (47)
    leap
  • 27% (18)
    not good enogh
65 Total Votes  
post #61 of 81
it's late... I assume those people were too sleepy to click the right button
    
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would a 9600pro to a 8800 be a big leap in gaming?

joking LOL
    
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Not if you play solitaire
    
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I think its a leap, 1 card beating the best of two cards in crossfire, cant wait for the R600, hope it smokes 2 GTSs in 3dmark06, lol
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That doesn't prove anything yet. How can you judge a card when it's not even run on the correct platform (DX10.)

Those benchies are suspect to say the least. I mean, how is it that a single 8800GTX beats the SLI version?

I don't know what they have been smoking/drinking, but to pusblish these kinds of results is unprofessional.

Drivers are not optimized yet, the platform is incorrect, etc. The 3DMark scores speak for themselves.

Plus, from the conclusion from Anandtech, whose benchies were shown in that link (SAME article, I'd guess you better take the time to read it all):

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anandtech
A single GeForce 8800 GTX is more powerful overall than a 7900 GTX SLI configuration and even NVIDIA's mammoth Quad SLI. Although it's no longer a surprise to see a new generation of GPU outperform the previous generation in SLI, the sheer performance we're able to attain because of G80 is still breathtaking.

...

Architecturally, G80 is a gigantic leap from the previous generation of GPUs. It's the type of leap in performance that's akin to what we saw with the Radeon 9700 Pro, and given the number of 9700 Pro-like launches we've seen, they are rare. Like 9700 Pro, we are able to enable features that improve image quality well beyond the previous generation, and we are able to run games smoothly at resolutions higher than we could hope for. And, like 9700 Pro, the best is yet to come.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2870&p=29
    
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post #67 of 81
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
That doesn't prove anything yet. How can you judge a card when it's not even run on the correct platform (DX10.)

Those benchies are suspect to say the least. I mean, how is it that a single 8800GTX beats the SLI version?

I don't know what they have been smoking/drinking, but to pusblish these kinds of results is unprofessional.

Drivers are not optimized yet, the platform is incorrect, etc. The 3DMark scores speak for themselves.

Plus, from the conclusion from Anandtech, whose benchies were shown in that link (SAME article, I'd guess you better take the time to read it all):

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2870&p=29
I don’t car my point is for that hardware c’mon the x19XX cards should not even be able to get close that’s 36pplines and 128 and like 50% more power consumption
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post #68 of 81
Have you listened at all?

These new G80's are running on brand spanking drivers, probably chucked out there with the card without being properly optimized. In a month or so after they have been optimized or tweakerized by nerds then these cards will rock and put distance between them and everything else, even more than now.

And there is no 50% increase in power consumption, if you look at the reviews and benchies the G80's don't consume that much more than the X1950XTX, infact Nvidia only suggest a minimum of a 430W Psu to do the job
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post #69 of 81
If you don't think it's anything special, than you can stick with your DX9 cards forever along with XP.
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post #70 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeking78 View Post
Have you listened at all?
No, they haven't.
    
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