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post #91 of 98
After having read all of the crap in this thread, and all of the crap in the other, similar threads, I have this to say: If you people want to whine about the HD 2900XT performance "at the beginning" when it was released (which essentially is still happening), then compare it with the 8 series cards when they were released. Nvidia has had several driver releases to ATI's one. Will it make up all the difference? I have no idea. But a lot of this negativity stems from people expecting the world because they were dumb enough to believe the speculation before the card came out, so their expectations were unrealistic. It's your fault you are disappointed for that reason. Don't pollute this thread because your own naivety led you astray. If you spammers want to pollute the forums with constant negativity, trolling, fanboyism, and any other noobish activity, then at least make it not so painful to sift through and back up your words with common sense.
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post #92 of 98
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Want my opinion? alright!

The test should be considered inconclusive for a couple of reasons. I fail to see exactly his testing methods and how exactly he set up the system and software/drivers. The thing is, both sides have beta drivers, and both sides have a big chance of gaining performance if proper drivers are made. I agree on one thing, the HD 2900xt was a total failure at the beginning compared to the 8800gts, so it is much easier for it to gain publicity if it gains a performance increase, as more people kept an eye on it, but, the 8xxxx series also do not have proper drivers, but even with the failure of proper drivers, the card tends to have its performance increase over the hd 2900xt without its proper drivers, but now that they do have "more" proper drivers, then the tides have changed.

What I am getting at is, we must wait longer to find out if Nvidia will do something and change their drivers, and also wait for another reviewer to come around and decide to take a look at both cards, with both drivers.

Personally, I would do it, if I had both cards. For instance, I have the capability to test both cards and take my time to make everything thorough. But I am only 17, turning 18 this month, and most company's will not trust me with reviewing a product of theirs.

So at this point and time, take the article with a grain of salt, just like any review site. Cause one thing I learned with many review sites, they tend to favor a company who pays more for the review. So I do not know what the real power house is right now.
Both sides have beta drivers!? After 6 months I'd hope that Nvidia's driver would be better than just beta drivers.... (In truth the G80s' drivers have improved considerably since release, they're Vista drivers are still horrible though.

Regardless, this article is premature. We should all sit back, give ATi sometime for a decent driver and then let Anandtech do the reviewing
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The thing is, both sides have beta drivers, and both sides have a big chance of gaining performance if proper drivers are made.
LOL you need to learn the definition of a 'beta' driver. Neither of the cards have beta drivers. The ATI drivers are immature for the card, as seen by the huge performance improvement here.
Yes, NVidia's cards will have a performance increase, but not as much.
I'm not going to buy a DX10 card until next year anyway....most likely.

BTW you can find real beta drivers a week or two before ATI/NVidia releases them. They have a different installation interface, such as straight up .inf files. Companies usually don't announce beta drivers or upload them on their public servers....as they are just that: beta drivers
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Lol sorry binormalkilla, yeah, they arn't beta drivers, but I like to refer to them as beta, as they are usually crap and are not final to be honest (I mean, Nvidia HAS been speawting out drivers like crazy and still not fixed the issue). But I think you know what I mean.
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I dont particularly care which card is better at the moment...but, let's face it, the GTS, the GTX, the Ultra, and the XT are all atrocious in DX10 benchmarks. So bringing up the DX10 point is moot. Nothing smokes anything in DX10 land.

And since DX10 isn't going to be the standard for a presumably long, long time, DX9 is really all that matters.

Edit - That is of course if you like to game a super low resolutions with no eye candy...then maybe DX10 should be relevant. But by the time DX10 is mainstream, all of today's GFX cards will be a thing of the past.
I agree with mike on the point that come September most of us gamers will be upgrading again. I have serious worries about if current DX10 cards can handle future games.
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http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...s-320mb-1.html

Very good review in this, shows exactly whats going on with the FPS and whatnot. Even in the ones where the 2900XT wins, it usually suffers image quality.

To the 8800 series expense, the one (And only, really) test that they have identical settings on, the 2900 edges the other two out.
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hmmm maybe i'll upgrade to the 1gb version and sell my gts.....
That seems reasonable, but why the hell wouldn't you just get a second 320, you do have an SLI board????
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the numbers given on the msi 8800gtx are fishy, 10k is what I get with my 8800gts 640 with a mild overclock.
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