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Doesn't the HD2900XT give worse results than the 8800GTS 640, cost more, use more power, and put out more heat?
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i say that ustay with ati but thats my opinion i favor ati over nvid anyday
Now why would you take an ATI card when you can get the best card in the world???? Just because you love ATI?, that would be dumb.
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nvidia is currently pwning ati, but once they fix their drivers im sure the hd2900's will be a lot better. So if you wanna take chances and buy the 2900 go ahead. Otherwise, get a 8800
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Doesn't the HD2900XT give worse results than the 8800GTS 640, cost more, use more power, and put out more heat?
Everything you said is right, except that it gives worse results, the 2900XT is in most cases better than the 8800GTS 640mb.
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No budged huh? Then I suggest you get an eVGA 8800 Ultra! That is around 700 euros here, so that would be around 800 dollars?

I think your PSU can take it.
are you joking? the ultra is an overclocked GTX...IMO, the 2900xt is a great card for 400 bucks, id go with it if you have the power.
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nvidia is currently pwning ati, but once they fix their drivers im sure the hd2900's will be a lot better. So if you wanna take chances and buy the 2900 go ahead. Otherwise, get a 8800
nVidia aint pwning nothing its not worth the extra cash to get the 8800 over the HD2900 and the HD2900 has lots of headroom for improvement as drivers mature. I think ATI has always done better with cards, look at GeForce 7 series vs Radeon X1K series the 7 series got blown out of the water and then some...
     
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Everything you said is right, except that it gives worse results, the 2900XT is in most cases better than the 8800GTS 640mb.
Not in most of the results I've seen. I've only seen the GTS beating the XT by a few FPS (most of the time), a tie (occasionally), or the XT beating the GTS by a couple FPS (only one game at one resolution with no AA)
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are you joking? the ultra is an overclocked GTX...IMO, the 2900xt is a great card for 400 bucks, id go with it if you have the power.
So? What do you mean, that is the best card he can get. He said no budged. But indeed, around 400 bucks, the 2900xt is the best choice righ not.
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Now why would you take an ATI card when you can get the best card in the world???? Just because you love ATI?, that would be dumb.
driver reliability and low prices.
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Not in most of the results I've seen. I've only seen the GTS beating the XT by a few FPS (most of the time), a tie (occasionally), or the XT beating the GTS by a couple FPS (only one game at one resolution with no AA)
Even in that case, when drivers mature the 2900xt will get better than the 8800 then.
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