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post #21 of 65
OMG rofl, I kind of feel bad for the people who waited so long, day after day, week after week, month after month, delay after delay for these cards when, cheaper, more performant video cards were already on the market. And I remember that one guy posted a topic about a talk he had with an ex-ATI employee, and he got flamed because he said that the guy told him the R600 would be 25% less performant than a 8800GTX, he was right!
    
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The 2900XT is good, it's just that the 320mb 8800GTS is REALLY good.

In fact, the 320mb 8800GTS doesn't just put the 2900XT to shame. It puts the 640mb 8800GTS to shame too, and I don't see how they can't mention that.

The 320mb destroyed the sales on the 640mb to the point of near discontinuation. Nvidia really hit the head with the 320mb 8800GTS. It's just such a good card I can't see anyone buying a card past it other than the GTX. There's a small minority of gamers on high resolutions that can't afford the GTX or don't want to buy it, that benefit from the 640mb GTS, but the 320mb GTS is a monster.
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post #23 of 65
Well I bought the GTS 640 when it came out, th 320 was not even out yet, but after these reviews, I should have gone dual 320 8800's instead of the 640's. I don't run at that high of a resolution, and those 320's are rocking!
post #24 of 65
Well, I thought in few of the very first reviews they already told you guys why the 8800 series are faster than the 2900 HD? It is about the stream processor speed and those kind of complex stuff. And I saw some thread saying that AMD ATI is learning the smart way of NVIDIA for their next CPU GPU grpics "Fusiion"; the speed of the stream processor does matters. 2900 HD have more stream processor and they're slow, just think of watercooling and you have twice amount of waters in your tanks, but your pump is stinky, do you think there will be a problem?
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post #25 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
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





See, I told you, I love their reviews. Every detail is talked about.


LOL tell that to my bro just got a 640 mb 8800gts and runs cod2 on Direct X 7 Low settings 1280x1024
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post #26 of 65
Very good article, I will have to visit that site more often.

The GTS 320 is looking better every time I read about it; I just wish mine would arrive so I could take advantage of this surprising performance.

As for the 2900, I thought it was a decent card even when considering it's price/performance value, but that train of thought is quite blemished after reading this.
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isn't hardop suppose to be a non-reputable source? Anyone remember the p4 extreme edition incident?

btw, have a close look at what driver hardop is using for the 2900.
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Quote:
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isn't hardop suppose to be a non-reputable source? Anyone remember the p4 extreme edition incident?

btw, have a close look at what driver hardop is using for the 2900.
Oh dang!

I believe we have a fanboy site my friends, whats up with all the hate against ATI...?
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Quote:
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isn't hardop suppose to be a non-reputable source? Anyone remember the p4 extreme edition incident?

btw, have a close look at what driver hardop is using for the 2900.
Later drivers than the tweaktown test? Your point?
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Later drivers than the tweaktown test? Your point?
beta 7.5 driver was used. Need I say more?
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