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Poll Results: Failure?

 
  • 53% (99)
    Failure
  • 46% (86)
    Not a failure
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post #31 of 86
Not a faliure, yet...

Give it a few months! at least a few weeks guys...

look @ the g80 when it 1st came out! FFS, the drivers wern't even stable yet.
ATi has been known to release drivers that extensively augment the capabilities of thier cards. I believe recently they released a driver for current gen cards that can increase performance up to 50%. They might even find a way to reduce the power consumption(and heat output) through a driver...

Give them sometime(from release) to optimise it. I kno it's several months late but they've had alot of problems, give 'em a break, it's here now.

I do think that a 65nm core shrink would be immensly beneficail.
post #32 of 86
it has the best Price/Performance Ratio ever A+

I say a success 4 AMD
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post #33 of 86
I think it would be better to wait a while before I make a full opinion, because much seems to be undecided.. reviews are quite varied, and none seem to give a final decision on the card. Reviewers seem to be evading it. Probably because they want to see how the card continues before an informed decision.
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post #34 of 86
How can you call it a failure after 3 days?

Wait for drivers to come out, it has taken nVidia months and even still they are crap.
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post #35 of 86
This should have been posted in the graphics card general section. This is after all the ati section so the results will be biased.
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post #36 of 86
hey this poll is for now not the future
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post #37 of 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by immoral giant View Post
How can you call it a failure after 3 days?

Wait for drivers to come out, it has taken nVidia months and even still they are crap.
That is the thing. Everyone keeps saying wait for drivers yet they forget that the driver for the g80s are not that great either. So while the HD2900XT is improving with updates you do not think the 980 will also?

Think about this. I would not be surprised if the Nvidia does not already have 8900/9000 being readied...and we all know what happens when that is released. Another AMD will come out with some more hyp about the uber r700 that will blow all existing cards away...and delay that 1 year.
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post #38 of 86
Oh I know that nvidia is still going to release a ton of Beta drivers for their cards. Hell they can't even get the drivers for my 7900 to work right in Vista. In the meantime the R650 will come out and your complaints of "OMG power consumption" will be invalidated.
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post #39 of 86
but the new radeon line will be in a while compared to nviia

lest they have done nothing for 6 months
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post #40 of 86
I am hoping that AMD prove everyone wrong and bring out some excellent drivers for the new cards.

Like someone said in another post, compare nvidias release drivers for the 8800 against the 2900xt release drivers.

With the new PCI-e 2.0 standard more power can be drawn through the PCI-e slot so graphics cards will be drawing more power so you can all start moaning about power consumption yet again.
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