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post #21 of 102
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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.
that being said you're right... no matter what it must compete...but u know...in the end id want to go with the underdog(in rooting not exactly buying). yea it is forced to compete, but for the price it aint so bad, even tho the 8800gts640 is just as good/bit tad better, but cooler, it just depends on taste...the xt is basically their ultra high end until then, so yea... but u know they gotta make money and release new products and hope for a buyers' remmorce(cant spell today)

oh and that 8600gts card u bought, u wasted money on it dude, shoulda threw in the extra 70 bucks to get a 8800gts320 which can perfrom ALOT better... if anyone were to go 8600 series, id say get the 8600 gt for about 150ish... either than that get a 8800 gts 320....
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oh and that 8600gts card u bought, u wasted money on it dude, shoulda threw in the extra 70 bucks to get a 8800gts320 which can perfrom ALOT better... if anyone were to go 8600 series, id say get the 8600 gt for about 150ish... either than that get a 8800 gts 320....
The 8600 GT is a much better choice for an HTPC then an 8800 GTS, as the 8600 can do full H.264 video acceleration where as the 320 cannot. While the 8800 GTS 320 is no doubt the better performer, for video games, it just was not the most functional of the two.
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The 8600 GT is a much better choice for an HTPC then an 8800 GTS, as the 8600 can do full H.264 video acceleration where as the 320 cannot. While the 8800 GTS 320 is no doubt the better performer, for video games, it just was not the most functional of the two.
just saying since i dont do anything but watch(not edit or mess with that stuff..or is it the same?) hd and game lol...my bad tho...i should get my stuff straight before saying something
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Getting mine next week on Wednesday!

So far AKAeric is the only real "owner" of a HD 2900XT.
Hey I got one, I'll post pics later but I do love it. Got the Sapphire version w/free G5 mouse from Newegg.
    
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Seriously I want to see some (reliable***cough***) benchies
Heres a comprehensive list of reviews all are pretty reliable http://www.techpowerup.com/reviewdb , I based alot of purchases from Legit reviews, Hexus, and Techpowerup. And user reviews from this forum have always helped too. Its still got alot of growing room with more mature drivers.

Anyone who has tried to run Lost Planet DX10 demo please post your results, I had some serious image quality issues and want to determine if maybe its my hardware.
    
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i jsut realized that R700 will be like an overclocked 2900xt, but instead of that being the top of its potential, it will be the bottom, before overclocking. That and using less power. When they get it out (knock on wood), it seems like it should kick some serious ass.

^hopefully
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post #27 of 102
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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.
I'm in the same boat! However i do want to upgrade my card for hl2:ep2
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R700, lol the R600 failed so bad they are pushing R700 up?
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post #29 of 102
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Getting mine next week on Wednesday!

So far AKAeric is the only real "owner" of a HD 2900XT.
Someone on here has HD2900XT crossfire. I forget who.
    
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