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post #41 of 98
Even if it did beat the 8800Gtx nVidia still hasn't released the 8900 series yet so more than likely they will still take top overall. I was seriously hoping it would beat the GTX. That way prices would drop and it would be cheaper for me to go sli, but I am still an nVidia fanboy.
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post #42 of 98
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Chozart is right; while this is better then before, it definitely is not showing the 2900 beating the 8800GTS overall, it is just now competitive with it. If you factor in the price differance, the GTS still has a clear win.
What?
It was beating the GTS in nearly 3/4s of the tests.

You get what you pay for, just wait for a few more driver releases it is improving thats one thing for sure.
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post #43 of 98
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What?
It was beating the GTS in nearly 3/4s of the tests.

You get what you pay for, just wait for a few more driver releases it is improving thats one thing for sure.
Yeah, but it didn't beat the GTS in the tests that really mattered: those with high(er) AA and AF settings.
    
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Yeah, because I'm going to play games with 16X AA and 16X AF with a res of 2560x1600
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post #45 of 98
LOL

Sweet redemption. Well I guess it just goes to show that way too many people jumped the gun when it came to their opinions of the XT. A small minority of folks here knew the drivers were the issue. Kudos to them.
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post #46 of 98
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LOL

Sweet redemption. Well I guess it just goes to show that way too many people jumped the gun when it came to their opinions of the XT. A small minority of folks here knew the drivers were the issue. Kudos to them.
Haha, that's me. I was jumping from thread to thread preaching about how it was the drivers and to give the card a chance but nobody cared to listen.

I still went to the dark side though... I was mostly concerned about heat and power consumption because I have a silent PC. When the 65nm R650 refresh hits I'll be all over it.
post #47 of 98
Finally some more competition !
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hahah

YESS, good for ati/amd, i'm an nvidia card user but i knew this card was a gem just waiting for proper drivers
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post #49 of 98
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Yeah, but it didn't beat the GTS in the tests that really mattered: those with high(er) AA and AF settings.
Still though, it proves that it has the raw power to outperform the GTS.
The Steam benchies are proof that its possible.

I'm sure the AA and AF settings are driver issues rather then hardware, I think ATI is having too much trouble working with a DX10 card like this.
It is going to improve dramatically thats one thing for sure, just wait till we get some more driver updates..

Just wait and see my friend.
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post #50 of 98
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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.
I was talking about their drivers. You can't deny they're getting worse.

My edit clarified that.

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If it didn't eat power for breakfast lunch and dinner, and ATi's linux drivers didn't suck, I'd have considered getting it.
Sadly, last I heard(a week ago), nVidia's linux drivers sucked just as bad as ATI's. I'm not a huge fan of the "new" 9x.xx control panel, either.
     
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