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I like how they "conveniently" left out GTX SLI, so it looked as if the 2900 won hands down. I hate to start flaming, and I know it says outright what setup they were using, but it may have been done on purpose. There I said it. Of course two 2900's are gonna beat 1 GTX in some cases. It'll also cost you $860 at Newegg.

My two cents, I apologize for the tone.

PS: I'm not a fanboy. I wrote this on a Radeon 9600XT
    
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I still can't believe that no one says anything about the crossfire running 8x/8x...
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I still can't believe that no one says anything about the crossfire running 8x/8x...
nobody but you Paul... twice; I think this makes up for it.
    
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I feel sad, becasue ati can't make a card that can beat nvidia.
to use 2900XT to compete with 8800GTS,
maybe 2900XT is better,
but it uses so much more power.
For me, I only have 500watts, what can I choose?
definitely 8800GTS.

I bet not that many people own a 2 6pin power,
with 650watts or above
didn't not get a 8800GTX yet,
and interested to buy an 2900XT.
Dude the drivers are still immature you have to realize that, I posted this a million times. The drivers are immature people!

It's pretty damn good that it can compete with the GTX/GTS with weak drivers, in the coming weeks driver updates are going to be common as there will be fixes and performance increases.

*sighs*
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Dude the drivers are still immature you have to realize that, I posted this a million times. The drivers are immature people!

It's pretty damn good that it can compete with the GTX/GTS with weak drivers, in the coming weeks driver updates are going to be common as there will be fixes and performance increases.

*sighs*
And you realize that nVidia drivers are also immature. Constantly new ones are coming out. Most still have crappy bugs like fan control.

nVidia GTX > ATI all.
ATI 2900XT is a bit better than a GTS but also a bit more expensive... Infact almost 100$ more. 440 + shipping at the egg now
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I am pretty happy with this, I mean, even if the drivers are the best they are going to get, it's still good to see some competition, maybe a gtx price break, cause this card is not much worse than the gtx, with a huge price drop, though takes 9 18pin connectors. anyway, it's a good card, plus I don't hope either brand wins, it's best if they continue to go at it so they continue to make amazingly faster cards
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And you realize that nVidia drivers are also immature. Constantly new ones are coming out. Most still have crappy bugs like fan control.

nVidia GTX > ATI all.
ATI 2900XT is a bit better than a GTS but also a bit more expensive... Infact almost 100$ more. 440 + shipping at the egg now
How are nVidia drivers immature?

Its (as in the G80) been out for nearly half a year with a bunch of releases and fixes, don;t tell me they are immature.
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How are nVidia drivers immature?

Its (as in the G80) been out for nearly half a year with a bunch of releases and fixes, don;t tell me they are immature.
He's basically saying that nvidia's driver team sucks big time .
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How are nVidia drivers immature?

Its (as in the G80) been out for nearly half a year with a bunch of releases and fixes, don;t tell me they are immature.
Yeah it's been out for half a year, they are GOOD but not 100000% ready. There are still issues with sli and things of that nature.
Ati had half a year as well, EXTRA to produce the r600 to the MAX. Both cards should have the same driver range.
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Yeah it's been out for half a year, they are GOOD but not 100000% ready. There are still issues with sli and things of that nature.
Ati had half a year as well, EXTRA to produce the r600 to the MAX. Both cards should have the same driver range.
But it was never released to the local user market making it a lot easier for Nvidia to track down bugs,errors,etc.
ATI probably has a good reason to delay the card I bet, I don't think it was the driver but I'm really thinking it's the hardware that needed fixing and I believe thats what they have been working on the whole time.
Within due time, the 2900XT will improve dramatically with driver updates.
It only lacked a release to the consumer market to make any improvements to the drivers.
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