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Still not extremely impressed. There are games in which the GTS beats it (F.E.A.R., supreme commander at higher resolutions, Prey at lower resolutions)

And once you crank the AA/AF levels up, the 8800's pull ahead across the board.

And ... I get over 12k 3DMark06 out of my 8800GTS 640MB
    
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zomg this card is great.
They were selling for liek 320$ at bestbuy!

But I am going to wait for the x2950s because those are gonna fully tweaked versions fo the x2900 with less power take and fixed and have good drivers.

x2900xt > 8800gts 640
And its a pretty great deal.

Hope even newer driver will make this card beat the 8800gtx sometimes.
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Ah, if everything is legit and such, I guess I was proven wrong, drivers made up the difference... of course, it's not extremely impressive that the 2900XT is performing like this, since it came out a full 7 months after the 8800s... but still. Good for ATI.

Now hopefully we can get back into competition and get some $250 8900GTs.
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FINALLY. Good god, after 7 months late entrance if the 2900 DIDN'T beat the GTX I was going to be quite pissed..

I'm happy with my GTS but either way... Finally.
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Did anyone even bother to read the review>?!

Again, at higher AA/AF levels the HD2900XT is still beaten accross the board by the 8800GTS!

And in some situations the 8800GTS beats it even at lower AA/AF levels.

I wonder... did you guys ready it all?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheronx View Post
I think that the 8800 series also have potential to get better performance, due to their drivers. So far, from what I heard and learned, that the current drivers for the 8xxxx series are just plainly "beta" and still have the performance issues and such. Nvidia is just not good atm to creating decent drivers for those cards.
They've had months and months to sort out the issues. If they haven't done it yet, they won't for a while.

The major argument against HD2900XT's over on the NCIX forums, was that the drivers 'suck right now'. Well now, about one month later, it's reversed a fair bit. It appears the HD2900XT will pass 8800GTX performance soon, as well as being priced better. Based on nVidia's history, I'd say it'll take months for them to catch up, if they ever do.

See, ATI has a history of rapidly improving their drivers. nVidia?...not so much... Actually, their drivers have been sucking more lately. I went back to some 8x.xx drivers for my 7900GS, and it actually has better image quality and performance than 9x.xx drivers. Also, it doesn't crash anymore in games like BF2142!

The arguments used by fanboys must now change, because suddenly they support ATI instead of nVidia.
     
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yeah, a lot of NCIX members easily jump ship to whatever, even if the card gets 100 more points in 3dmark and such. I dunno, I personally would be happy with a 8800gts, but oh well.
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
They've had months and months to sort out the issues. If they haven't done it yet, they won't for a while.

The major argument against HD2900XT's over on the NCIX forums, was that the drivers 'suck right now'. Well now, about one month later, it's reversed a fair bit. It appears the HD2900XT will pass 8800GTX performance soon, as well as being priced better. Based on nVidia's history, I'd say it'll take months for them to catch up, if they ever do.

See, ATI has a history of rapidly improving their drivers. nVidia?...not so much...

The arguments used by fanboys must now change, because suddenly they support ATI instead of nVidia.
I love how you say it'll take nVidia "months to catch up" when they've had 7 months to work on their next product before any competition arrived.
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Thats insane! Go ATi!

I'm waiting for the 9800 series from Nvidia though.
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