Originally Posted by beret9987
Heh... I'm torn between the 8800GTS 640MB and the HD2900XT. It's mainly the power usage thats getting me. I think I'll wait until next gen.
-Better performance than 8800GTS (not by much but will increase even more when better drivers come out)
-Uses nearly 100w more during full load (compared to the 8800GTS)
-Runs a lot hotter (expect temps of 70+ during full load)
-Costs slightly more (may decrease later)
-Overclocks like a beast on water cooling, ln2, and phase cooling. (oc's nicely on air too )
-Slightly poorer performance compared to 2900XT
-Consumes less power than both the 2900XT and 8800GTX
-Runs very cool
-Great cost to performance ratio (cheaper than the 2900XT)
-More vram (assuming it's the 640mb version)
There you go, now all you have to do is decide which card is suits YOU better.
*edit* I hope I didn't do anything to upset the ati fanboys...