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be nice to see some dx10 stuff. otherwise useless
**** he shows one page and acts like it beat it hands down
LOL
Who said it beats it hands down? Read the title of the page.....there are several games that it performs within a few FPS of the Ultra.
The purpose of me posting this link wasn't to start a childish GFX company flame war, rather show that the 2900XTs are performing better.
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the 2900XTs are performing better.
That should have been your title then. Right now your title is misleading most folks to think that the 2900 IS CLOSE to the 8800 Ultra in all aspects. Then they read the review and only find it is on a couple of games...
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post #53 of 71
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Well it is performing close in some games, beating it in some games and res.
I would never expect the 2900XT to beat the Ultra, but I was surprised at how close they perform. Not to mention that it's neck and neck with the GTX. I'm ready for the price war to begin!
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Why is everyone flaming like crazy? He posted the thread to let the community know that the almighty 8800ultra is starting to have some competition from ATI's late arriving 2900xt. Don't flame because you don't like the wording of his title or because only a few tests show a close performance.
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While they are getting better (and thank god for competitions sake), I believe the real benefit of the 8800 series is more consistency. Even the games where the 2900xt comes close the the 8800gtx the difference in the frame rates is still too much. Take fear for example at 1280x1024 it beats the 8800gts by a good 9 frames, yet it still dips about 15 frames lower than the gts in game. To me the money spent on the 8800 are well spent for he time being at least do to more mature drivers, and a more consistent gaming experience. Don't for a second get me wrong, i want nothing more than ati to succeed in this category. Hopefully will make another 8800gtx cheaper.

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Hopefully will make another 8800gtx cheaper.
Yea same here! I want the companies to have CLOSE performance so there is competition, resulting in price drops. I don't want this:
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nVidia WILL refresh and beat the 2900. They WILL drop prices and they WILL crush ATi in almost, sadly, every way. From top to bottom this time around, nVidia is better than ATi. And whats worse, they did it months before.
because I'm not rooting for my favorite sports team. I'm a consumer that spends a lot of money in a market that can eat my freaking lunch from the amount of cash that I spend. I don't get the above statement at all....why would you want ATI to be crushed? Then NVidia will release the 8900 at $700 and it will never drop in price.
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Lol what did i say when it came out? To wait a few months for decent drivers to come out. Reply from people on here "Ha ATI sucks, no hope for 2900 it sucks, 320 GTS pwns it. ATI is doomed" Along with some other BS.

I dunno how you guys could possibly look at the 2900XT specs and say that it sucked.. but i guess thats what comes with you being a fanboy eh?
    
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The X2900XT has quite an impressive memory bus. It will be even more impressive once the 1GB models come out. There is no way Nvidia can compete with 1GB of 512bit memory with the 8800 series.

However, what we don't know is who has a more powerful GPU. It is quite clear that Nvidia has a more efficient GPU, but ATI has a cheaper one.
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who cares about 1280 X 1040 If your playing at that resolution I dont think you need either of these cards....

This thread is a load of bull
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Nvidias cards are holding up more than well against the 2900Xt's... The Nvidia cards are 7+ months old.. If ATI couldent produce something better/compareable then they should have droped out of the Biz.

Dont say so and so is better... its like compareing the 8800's to the 1950's and whatnot. its a brand new technology.
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