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its like compareing the 8800's to the 1950's and whatnot. its a brand new technology.
Wow I think that is the most insanely inaccurate analogy that I have ever read on the internet
They are both DX10 cards, and the 8800GTX costs more....so yes you can compare them.
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Wow I think that is the most insanely inaccurate analogy that I have ever read on the internet
They are both DX10 cards, and the 8800GTX costs more....so yes you can compare them.
think about what your saying... You are compareing 7 month old technology against brand new stuff, and saying that its the exact same.

Think about it.. The 8800's were a new generation of video card, brand new architecture, just like the 7XXX's were to the 6XXX's were. the 2900xt's are being compared to Older tech and barely beating it, its really not that big of an achievement to release a competative card 7 months later so stop making it sound like they are heros.

I am no fanboy But i am not happy with the performance of the 2900's.
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post #63 of 71
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So what do you suggest that they compare the 2900XTs to? I agree, the performance was lackluster at first, but these cards aren't very different technology. It's not like comapring the G80 with the RV570. One uses seperate shader architecture, while the other uses unified.....
Just because technology comes out 6 months later doesn't mean that it's newer technology. It could have begun design with the engineers at the same time, but obviously ATI was having issues with it. I believe the issue was the massive power leaks.
Anyhow, it is definitely valid to compare them.
TBH honest with all of these power leak and heat issues, I would probably go with SLI 8800GTS 320s or possible 640 Mbs.
However, when the 1Gb XTXs arrive, I'm there all the way.
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I'm not saying to stop compareing them to the 8800's, Their the only other thing out there, i just feel that people need to stop praiseing ati for taking 7 months to release something that is barely competative.
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I'm not saying to stop compareing them to the 8800's, Their the only other thing out there, i just feel that people need to stop praiseing ati for taking 7 months to release something that is barely competative.
I don't care what achievements AMD / ATI / Nvidia made. I don't care when they release them. I don't care about this or that.

How does the release date of these cards effect my buying decisions now. Why would I consider when AMD / ATI released a card, if I am in the market for one now (and not 7 months ago)? This is just silly.

What I am concerned about:

1. What cards are on the market when I am buying. (8800GTX / X2900XT)
2. The price of the cards ($380 vs $530)
3. The performance of the cards (GTX slightly above the XT)
4. The compatibility of the cards (XT is guaranteed compatible for CF with Intel chipsets)
5. The driver support for x64 Vista (both have it)

Don't live 7 months ago. Live now.
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post #66 of 71
I'm rooting for ATI here, so the 8800's drop in price. The 2900XT seems too power hungry for me, especially since I would need a PSU with an 8pin to feed it. But close competition is better for everyone, even the fanboys.
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If i had to make the decision to buy my cards right now i would buy ati, but what i am saying is that people are acting like ati made the best card ever, first, and they are acting like nvidia dosent matter at all. Credit is due where Credit is Due and i dont think people should take that lightly
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post #68 of 71
I agree with Void, I was expecting a little more from a card that has been in development longer and reguires more power to run. Why didn't amd merge with nvidia instead
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post #69 of 71
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1. What cards are on the market when I am buying. (8800GTX / X2900XT)
2. The price of the cards ($380 vs $530)
3. The performance of the cards (GTX slightly above the XT)
4. The compatibility of the cards (XT is guaranteed compatible for CF with Intel chipsets)
5. The driver support for x64 Vista (both have it)
We definitely coincide in opinions, as I will be getting Vista X64 when I upgrade to DX10 and eventually next-gen CPU and RAM.
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The thing I find odd is that the HD2900XT is not as consistent in the benchies than the Nvidia cards are. It can go from beating the 8800GTX Ultra in some cases to losing to even the 8800 GTS in other cases. Yes there is a difference of architecture, but there shouldn't be such a huge gap in performance. The Nvidia cards are all consistent on how they should perform at each price level. Maybe the next refresh of drivers will solve that for the HD series cards.
    
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