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Originally Posted by Ropey View Post
Actually I meant this chip, not this board. An error in my typing as I would not be going the the water cooling route.

Regarding the the R600. Well, I can't remember the last time ATi met it's release commitments. I will very likely purchase the 8800 and if/when ATi releases a better product I will just set my card to the wife and get the better one for my gaming rig if it turns out to be a better one. I have my doubts at this time.

I had an X1900XT (remember Gatz's one I bought here?) for about a month. I got rid of it as maybe it was faster on some benchmarks but in real gameplay I did not find this. Add this to the card being loud and hot with driver issues made tossing it off an easy choice. ATi needs to make me a believer again. I will need others to purchase their cards and prove the above issues do not remain. Especially the driver foibles. I uninstalled and reinstalled video card drivers constantly with the X1900XT. BigVal can tell you about these issues also. Since I put the 7900GTX in this rig, I have only installed new versions. Nvidia makes great drivers in comparison.

I gave it to my wife and took her 7900GTX. She (graphic design) did not like it either so it went to my brother's wife.

R
Well noted... I am planning on upgrading my graphics card and I do not have the luxury of trial and error. I will see how the reviews come out, what the prices are, and see what is best for me. 8800GTX looks great, but if the R600 releases with 1GB GDDR4, 512 bit, and a fast core, it will be hard to justify the 8800GTX.
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post #12 of 13
My 8800 GTX has overclocked from 576/900 to 630/1000, not that shabby of an OC to say the least, and the temps still stay really low, never cresting 75c. I can live with that. I believe kingpin managed to get his core at 800+ on liquid nitrogen when he hit 23k on 3dmark 06, so I would say these cores have enough wiggle room to warrant some alternative cooling methods... I cant wait till someone finds out how to volt mod it!
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Tubnotub1, your system is rather powerful, what is your 3dmark06 at?
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