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lol, 4x4 sucks. go to HardOCP. they did a review. it doesn't suck, but it's not worth the price or trouble.
They arent optimized in any form with current programs... so nothing can even fully use them. Untill they become optimized by programs, theyll just be a total waste...
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post #12 of 20
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Most of the facts you hear about the R600 is ATI fanboy hype anyways. The card will still be in the same league as the 8800.

However, I do feel sorry for ATI. They are rushing out the R600 series while NVidia already has their next cards on the assembly line waiting to make their next move...

But yes, IF the card is better than the 8800 it will bottleneck even more unless they completely relieve the strain off the CPU.
You keep making these comments without any proof. Usually, ATI is a little later with their latest model cards, but these cards tend to beat nVidia. It takes nVidia a while to respond with an even more powerful card. Like with CPUs, it's a back and forth battle.

PS: in terms of total market share, ATI is still ahead... Intel is #1 (yes, all the crappy onboard stuff), ATI is #2, and nVidia is #3. Obviously, nVidia has the lead in the enthusiast market, the market we usually look at.

Thus, ATI ain't doing *that* bad.
    
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I found this, but it could be bogus.
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Saw that too and I actually believe it. As chozart pointed out, ATI usually beats Nvidia in the first round and it changes off.
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You keep making these comments without any proof. Usually, ATI is a little later with their latest model cards, but these cards tend to beat nVidia. It takes nVidia a while to respond with an even more powerful card. Like with CPUs, it's a back and forth battle.

PS: in terms of total market share, ATI is still ahead... Intel is #1 (yes, all the crappy onboard stuff), ATI is #2, and nVidia is #3. Obviously, nVidia has the lead in the enthusiast market, the market we usually look at.

Thus, ATI ain't doing *that* bad.
I didn't actually claim anything to be 100% absolutely true in my post I just stated my opinion. It doesn't matter where they stand in the market shares because ATI was on top for a while until NVidia decided they had enough of this **** and thus started the 7900 series.

NVidia may be behind but the damage is already done over the past years and now their market share healing begins.

Claiming ATI is or was doing bad is something I did not do. I actually like ATI more than I do NVidia and TBH the only reason I got an 8800 is because it is the best there is ATM.
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I found this, but it could be bogus.
Hmm. Interesting. Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. I do say though, it is quite strange that these "reviewers" were quite possibly the first to get a hold of the R600 and test with it, but yet take no pictures of the actual card? Nice. And gosh... isn't that strange? --The site only consists of that one 12-page review.

Oh yeah, they are surely "known for knowledge."



brb... I'm gonna benchmark my 9900GTX right quick. I'll post graph comparisons later!
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Originally Posted by The Full ATI R600 Test
# Total bandwidth 115 GB/s on GDDR3
# Total bandwidth 140 GB/s on GDDR4
If that is actually true, wouldn't the card be PCIe 2.0? Because as far as I know PCIe x16 is only 96 gb/s?
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post #18 of 20
Well bottlenecking may disappear as soon as DX10 is released. Less than a month away for the release of Vista and the R600!
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Chozart knows. He hit it right on the button.
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that review smells.

Why can't they post a pciture? Because of some stupid reason that there are numbers that cant be revealed. C'mon. Surely they have heard of photoshop!
    
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