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post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by AK-efekt View Post
which one would be better?

8800GTS?


x2900XT?
At this point right now the software drivers for the 2900 are too immature. The 2900 seems to have more power ( computing ) but uses more power ( electricity ).
    
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post #12 of 33
I would just go with a GTS. You can get a 320MB one for about $250 after MIR or a regular 640MB for about $320 after MIR.

Mature drivers, uses less power, more efficient. Go with nVidia

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
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post #13 of 33
The 2900 Drivers are not immature... They PURPOSLY Delayed the card to mature on drivers saying they would have good ones at launch. But when it came out, it felt like it was an 8800 at launch. Ati and them not telling the truth... FTL
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post #15 of 33
Screw the GTS.
also it IRL uses 16 watts more then a GTX so will you go dissing the GTX now?
It beats the GTX sometimes loses some. I say if they can improve drivers like nvidia did then the xt will be a winner. Look at early 8800 Benches. It was below a GX2 in some. Now it is 1.5x a GX2... See what drivers can do (Feel sorry for the guys who figuredgx2 was still faster because of drivers
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ati dint say it that was a rumor
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post #17 of 33
If you plan on overclocking the card then get the XT as it'll get higher scores then a 8800GTX with great cooling
post #18 of 33
better for the money, even if you dont send in the rebate you get 70 dollars diff between the 8800GTS 640 and 2900XT which the diff preformance wise is 2% higher at best and usally 3-4% below the 640. With MIR it goes to 100 cheaper.

Factor in an 8800GTS will run on a 400W PSU vs the HD2900XT which requires a good 600W, thats a new PSU for most.
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u can run a xt on 500 u just cant overclock it
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post #20 of 33
8800GTS:
Pros: cheaper than 2900xt, 640 mb model has more vram, slightly better image quality
Cons: small fps give to 2900xt

2900xt:
Pros: great fps (on most games), 512mb vram, 320 stream processors
Cons: immature drivers!!!1
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