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Go GTX. You can pick up a GTX for close to $500 now and it is the second best performing card on the market behind the 8800 Ultra. Or you can wait a couple of more months for Nvidia's next offering.
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No this is not the XTX. ATI THEMSELVES said the XTX was not coming. This is more like the GTS 320 and GTS 640.
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isnt the 8800ultra just an overclocked gtx?

i am definately tired of responding to all the ati/amd haters who cant be bothered to wait until things resolve themselves. though it is clear intel/nvidia have the edge right now.
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No this is not the XTX. ATI THEMSELVES said the XTX was not coming. This is more like the GTS 320 and GTS 640.
That makes no sense. Its BETTER than the current card technically speaking is it not?
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post #25 of 32
amd can call the cards whatever they want, so they must have a good reason for not naming this card the xtx. though it seems like it would have made more sense to name this the xtx since they have a track record of not living up to plans. oh well, im calling the HD2900XTX.
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That makes no sense. Its BETTER than the current card technically speaking is it not?

According to spec's it should be. First we have to see how this DDR4 performs. It is still not a XTX however. ATI stated that they would not make a high-end version card for the r600 series. HD2900 GDDR4 is guess is meant to over power the GTS. I think the GTS may still win in price/performance. GTS can be purchased for $250.
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post #27 of 32
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isnt the 8800ultra just an overclocked gtx?
There are no architectural differences, but the 8800 Ultra consumes less power due to a manufacturing change. Less power consumption = less heat generation, so it should overclock higher.
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There are no architectural differences, but the 8800 Ultra consumes less power due to a manufacturing change. Less power consumption = less heat generation, so it should overclock higher.
ok, less power is good. i thought it was just overclocked.
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Sweet, I feel sorry for those that have already bought the 2900xt with GDDR3 lol
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I hope they are on par with 8800GTX at least, it won't be just AMD who lose out if nvidia gets a monopoly on the market, already we have a taste of this with the 8800 "Ultra".
No not really...The extra onboard RAM will just let you play higher resolutions and allow (more) bigger heavier textures on screen. Still resolution will be a big factor for those 30" screens. Otherwise, if you're going to buy the 1GB for your 1280 x 1024 screen you are wasting your time and money.
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