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***? Can't belive this...is that site reliable?
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Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
I dont know but i always trust [H] on hardware reviews cause they're very detailed
I must say I trust them the most as well.


I remember them doing a comparison between c2d and fx-62. They were the only site not to jump the gun and say "OMG C2D pwnz everything". They did very in depth reviews, looking at all aspects
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I must say I trust them the most as well.


I remember them doing a comparison between c2d and fx-62. They were the only site not to jump the gun and say "OMG C2D pwnz everything". They did very in depth reviews, looking at all aspects
LOL

Why wouldnt you??

*looks at your system specs*
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LOL

Why wouldnt you??

*looks at your system specs*
Nah, I mean they just didn't do an Itunes test. They compared FPS of many different games and such. And, not just in pure speed mode either. They always have almost all the eye candy on.
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I had time doughted HardOCP, cause I remember one time, they reviewed something, but anyway, people thought it was fake and well, so did I, and someone mentioned it was because the HardOCP crew was payed a lot to give a good review on this POS item, and well, a lot of the accounts started to get banned for really no reason.

I dunno though, most review sites are pretty much crap to me.
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Check out this thread. in the tweaktown review the 2900XT beats even the 8800GTS 640MB. It's all very foggy imho.

Actually that tweaktown review very clearly shows the GTS destroying the 2900XT in test with AA/AF. I'm glad you actually read it.

Edit: I finished reading the [H] review, and holy hell am i impressed. The thoroughness of their review is like nothing i've seen before. Average/min/max FPS, at very specific settings, and they divulge into each individual game and how the image quality differs.
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http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/111..._af/index.html


Really, does anybody buy a 400+ video card then run it in "Pure Speed" mode. I dont think so, I almost always have 4x AA and 16xAF


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Edit: I finished reading the [H] review, and holy hell am i impressed. The thoroughness of their review is like nothing i've seen before. Average/min/max FPS, at very specific settings, and they divulge into each individual game and how the image quality differs.

See, I told you, I love their reviews. Every detail is talked about.
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post #18 of 65
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Why are there so many conflicting reports as to what this card can do?
There aren't any conflicting reports, you've just not learned to read entire reviews.

That tweaktown link is broken for me now .
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the only way to do this fairly and unbiased is to give me both a GTX and XT and i'll use the newest drivers and test them out. I believe all of these reports of it doing bad are old tests, done with the original drivers. I want to see how the 1gb version stands up against the 640 and GTX.
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OK, here is why [H] will get such different results.

The Tweaktown review is done by setting different cards up with the same settings and testing their FPSes. Then change settings, etc.

[H] tries to push the cards as high as possible with playable framerates and says that whichever looks the best at the end wins. Of course, a card with driver issues with AA/AF will look considerably worse with this type of testing.
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