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Well the one benefit of UPS screwing up my shipment and me getting my money back is now ATI is about to release a new card. So maybe if the 2900XT 1GB is better then the 8800 GTX I got lucky.

Does anyone know which one is better yet?
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The 8800 GTX is better in terms of FPS according to benchmarks (except for a couple)...but the 2900 has better image quality, yes?
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According to VR-Zone's review, the 8800s had similar or better image quality in most games.
 
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id get the 8800gtx. its been out, its there, its great, why mess with this new thing that if it is even better..its seemingly not by much <and reportedly its worse>
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Originally Posted by eternaldj View Post
The 8800 GTX is better in terms of FPS according to benchmarks (except for a couple)...but the 2900 has better image quality, yes?
No nVidia fixed their image quality and now its better than ATI's.

Go with the 8800GTX.
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post #6 of 16
Well, this question has been delved into many a times already....

but I recommend the 8800GTX at the moment. I can't tell you off hand, but the specs show the 8800GTX performs better at the moment for most games. For best price/performance ratio I'd go with the 8800GTS 640MB. The 1GB of memory on the 2900 will not completely be utilized by 99% of all programs.

But, you will hear differing opinions from lots of members here - some that hold merit, some that don't.... [/zips up flame retardant suit]

PS: I own both ATI and Nvidia cards, and don't consider my opinions biased.
    
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post #7 of 16
I've always heard about ATI (Especially in the past) having better image quality but I never noticed it. I've always gotten great image quality with nvidia.

But I'm sure the 8800GTX is way better. The HD2900 runs way too hot.
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gtx all the way
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post #9 of 16
both cards are great, and yes, nvidia did fix its image quality and it is now better than ati's Current image quality. If i were you i'd wait alittle while and see how things turn out. From personal experience i can tell you that those scores you are seeing are blown up and those overclocks on the cards wont last long, the card burns up, aftermarket cooling for overclocking will be a must.

either way youll be getting a great card, but at the moment it is too close to call.
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post #10 of 16
Looking at the specs on paper for both GPU's, one would think the 2900 would kill the 8800, but, since ATI STILL can't figure out good driver coding, this is not the case. Very sad indeed.
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