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Radeon HD 2900 XT vs. 320MB 8800 GTS

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We are going to make this evaluation short, sweet and to the point since we have already performed a major evaluation of the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. Please read that evaluation first to get the lowdown on the new ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT video card and all the specifications therein.
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We are going to jump straight to gaming on the next page. For system setup specifications look here. We are using the latest drivers officially supplied by ATI which are known as 8.37.4.2, these drivers have all the performance tweaks that are found in 8.38 which have been rolled up into Cat 7.5.
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We hoped newer driver revisions would improve performance on the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. With the newer driver we used for this evaluation we did not see any “magic” happen when it comes to real world gaming experiences at resolutions at and above 1600x1200. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is not even a match for even the much less expensive and much less power hungry 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS.
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==
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We hoped newer driver revisions would improve performance on the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. With the newer driver we used for this evaluation we did not see any “magic†happen when it comes to real world gaming experiences at resolutions at and above 1600x1200. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is not even a match for even the much less expensive and much less power hungry 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS.
well no duh genuses, its got almost twice the memory...
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well no duh genuses, its got almost twice the memory...
bigger memory and more expensive 2900 XT cannot even match a 320 mb gts on high resolution
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Why are there so many conflicting reports as to what this card can do?
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Why are there so many conflicting reports as to what this card can do?
I dont know but i always trust [H] on hardware reviews cause they're very detailed
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Why are there so many conflicting reports as to what this card can do?
For one, the total lack of scientific method.... Using different boards for different GFX cards rather than the same board for both (A LA P5B for the ATI and an ASUS Striker for the GTX) amongst other things.

Second, a lot has to do with driver updates and settings they don't tell us about as well.
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doesnt the hd x2900xt beat the gts?????
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doesnt the hd x2900xt beat the gts?????
That's what I thought, too. I guess everyone can cherry pick the reviews they read. Irregardless, I'm inclined to believe to the XT is much better overall than any GTS.
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doesnt the hd x2900xt beat the gts?????
Check out this thread. in the tweaktown review the 2900XT beats even the 8800GTS 640MB. It's all very foggy imho.
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lol you said irregardless.

Although Id say the 2900xt 512mb is about equal to the 640mb GTS. But the GTS will overclock better unless you get brave with the software voltage increase function for the 2900.
    
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