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post #11 of 102
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.
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if only I could afford

Seriously I want to see some (reliable***cough***) benchies
they are, the 2900XT just isant much of a card, its really 64 stream processors @ 740mhz that do 5 ops per clock, not a real 320 steam processors lol
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post #13 of 102
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Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
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.
2900XT:
-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 )

8800GTS:
-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...
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Well I seriously needed a gfx update. I can't play anything at 1680x1050. So it was either 2x x1950pros or a 2900xt. The only reason I got the 2900xt was it will have a better resell value because in the coming months nobody will want a dx9 card.
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you know what i hate guys? that people dont get the fact that the hd 2900 xt was meant to compete against the 8800 gts 640, and people are comparing it to a 8800gtx. they(companies,oem) only compare it with a 8800 gtx because it can just keep up pretty well with it. it doesnt make since when the card was suppose to match with the gts 640mb. people need to get their facts straight before they start flaming...even on newegg people flame about the card, and u can tell that they are flaming too!!! I just want to end this crap and have the hd2900xtx be released and compare it with the 8800gtx/ultra. if amd/ati still loses, then so be it, then they suck if not then even better...so price wars can start... people gotta get things straight these days...acting like little kids...
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Well said, I agree with you. The XT was meant to go aginst the GTS and the XTX with the GTX.
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Well said, I agree with you. The XT was meant to go aginst the GTS and the XTX with the GTX.
THANK YOU!!! Finally someone also agrees and understands what the heck is going on...only if other people can be like us
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amd/ati has scraped the 2900XTX and will be releasing the r650 which will be 65nm.
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amd/ati has scraped the 2900XTX and will be releasing the r650 which will be 65nm.
well u know what i mean...basically the general level of the product(ie. high end, ultra high end) i wanna see their new hd 2900 xl which is i think will replace the xt. and the r650..so on not so sure so wont say much
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well u know what i mean...basically the general level of the product(ie. high end, ultra high end) i wanna see their new hd 2900 xl which is i think will replace the xt. and the r650..so on not so sure so wont say much
I think what upsets most people is that if they *want* the highest of high end, they have no choice but to go with an Nvidia solution. Consumers want choices, and because AMD scrapped the XTX, that means that Nvidia has a monopoly on the extremely high end products. I was personally planning on switching over to the XTX when it came out, but now I have to wait even longer. Its disappointing really.

That being said, AMD has only released the XT, and as such, through default it must compete with EVERY other card on the market, including the GTX. That just the reality of the situation, no matter how AMD, or any other person out there wants to spin it.

Anyways, Im thinking of getting rid of the 8600 GTS in my HTPC and purchasing an XT... as the 8600 is mediocre at best.
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