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Originally Posted by Walk_this_way View Post
I don't see what all the hurrahs are for!

Drivers may/will performance in the future. But even now the 2900XTs are hardly competitive. Owning a $430 card and not being able to turn on AA/AF and getting decent performance at high resolutions is still pathetic!

I don't have anything against ATI, but I don't see why everyone's so pleased. They haven't fixed the area in which their performance was worst!
The hurrahs are for progress... ATI seems to be advancing faster than nVidia since their cards both came out.
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The hurrahs are for progress... ATI seems to be advancing faster than nVidia since their cards both came out.
Its easier to improve more when you suck more to begin with. Thats not really saying much.

"yeah there better cause they fixed more broken **** they released"
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Let's try to NOT get into a flame war on this. Opposite corners fanboys.
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BTW 8800 OWNS 2900!!!!

Just joking.

Nice improvement but still 8800 gts seems better for the price. (dont want to start a flaming war!)
Exactly what I wanted to say. Looks good but still too many drawbacks to really make it BETTER, but definatly comparable now.
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It seems on the average fps the 2900 beats the GTS the majority of the time. Especially on 1280x1024, which is more or less where more people have their resolution set at. Lets face it, not that many people are going to have a 1920x1200 or for that matter, 2560x1600. So its doing well if you ask me. Well enough for me to want to go buy it.
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It seems on the average fps the 2900 beats the GTS the majority of the time. Especially on 1280x1024, which is more or less where more people have their resolution set at. Lets face it, not that many people are going to have a 1920x1200 or for that matter, 2560x1600. So its doing well if you ask me. Well enough for me to want to go buy it.
..when you don't have AA/AF enabled. And it still costs $50-$80 more.
post #67 of 98
The conclusion I am getting is, If you run 1600x1200 or higher get the 8800GTX.

If you run a lower resolution, get the 2900XT.

But then I ask you.. Who is going to buy a high end card and run it a low resolution? I'm still not impressed. Newer drivers might change that.

As of right now NVIDIA is making me very angry with the lack of good SLI drivers for these cards.

40% of games don't run with SLI, and some games even freeze your whole computer up with it enabled. Never did this on the 7800GTXs =/

And no I am not a fanboy, if NVIDIA doesn't get good drivers out soon for 8 series SLI, I might go to ATI.
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The conclusion I am getting is, If you run 1600x1200 or higher get the 8800GTX.

If you run a lower resolution, get the 2900XT.

1600x1200
1920000 pixels

1680x1050
1764000 pixels

1280x1024
1310720 pixels



arg, Im in the MIDDLE!?!?
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post #70 of 98
not that impressive at all IMHO.

If ATI can do but BUT make is COOLER running and less power hungry then they will have a deal....but until then the answer is NO.
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