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...The only immaturity I see here is you. Give your opinion and let him figure it out. Not insult him for preferring one company over the other.
Well, he said "the pursuit of performance"

Being brand loyal is not going to get you the most performance.......
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So, an nVidia card will not have any problems working on my mobo? I have no qualms with purchasing one esp since I had such headaches with ATI + Linux. Not only this, Crossfire is giving me nothing but headaches. I wanted to keep it a full ATI setup simply because I wanted to avoid complications like I have been experiencing in the recent past.

My only concern with this 8800GTX, is that its only got 320MB of ram, why so low?
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Well, he said "the pursuit of performance"

Being brand loyal is not going to get you the most performance.......
And that gives you the right to flame? TOS doesn't think so.
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So, an nVidia card will not have any problems working on my mobo? I have no qualms with purchasing one esp since I had such headaches with ATI + Linux. Not only this, Crossfire is giving me nothing but headaches. I wanted to keep it a full ATI setup simply because I wanted to avoid complications like I have been experiencing in the recent past.

My only concern with this 8800GTX, is that its only got 320MB of ram, why so low?
Firstly, is the 8800GTS than has 320MB. The 8800 also comes with 640MB of RAM. Then , there is the 8800GTX, that has even more stream processors and 768MB of RAM.

Secondly, you would NOT be able to run SLI, but who cares. Other than that, you will not run into any problems of any sort.

Thirdly, I play at 1680x1050, and haven't run into any problems yet with 320MB of RAM. I cant use insane levels of AA, but 4xAA is enough for me.
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My only concern with this 8800GTX, is that its only got 320MB of ram, why so low?
The GTX has 768MB of ram, the GTS comes in two flavors, one with 640MB of ram, the other with 320MB of ram.
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So, an nVidia card will not have any problems working on my mobo? I have no qualms with purchasing one esp since I had such headaches with ATI + Linux. Not only this, Crossfire is giving me nothing but headaches. I wanted to keep it a full ATI setup simply because I wanted to avoid complications like I have been experiencing in the recent past.

My only concern with this 8800GTX, is that its only got 320MB of ram, why so low?
GTS you meant. If you get the eVGA one, you can step-up to a 640MB version by paying the difference within 90 days. And yes it'll work with your motherboard, I've used an X1900GT on a nF4 chipset and now a 8800GTX on a P965 (CF-capable) chipset. I really don't recommend any dual-card setup, it always ends up in driver problems and incompatibilities.
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Also, according to this it says that the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS has 96 (unified) pipes. Could I get a quick explanation of that? =\\

Oh, and for whomever said that there may be some other problems with my 3dMark score being so low, I took some benchmarks using other drivers and posted them all (with SS's in another thread) here were the results:
ATI 7.5 CCC: ATI 7.6 CCC: Omega 3.8: Warcat 7.4:

I ran all benchmarks using a 1440x900 res. I'll do some today & mark each card individually to see whats going on.
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I ran all benchmarks using a 1440x900 res. I'll do some today & mark each card individually to see whats going on.

That's probably why. When most of the people here (myself included) run 3DMark, its at default settings.
Try that see what numbers you get.
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Also, according to this it says that the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS has 96 (unified) pipes. Could I get a quick explanation of that? =\\
Its a bunch of DX10 crap I beleive. It allows the card to change them from geometric processors, to shadowing processors and such Its in real time, the card optimizes itself to provide the best performance for the image its displaying.
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My question would be do you plan to upgrade again later for dx10 games?

If so, anything less that doesn't support dx10 isn't probably ideal.

If you just want to play some dx9 games at a better frame rate now, perhaps something between x1950PRO and the X1600 would be best?

I got my X1900GT for $119 off the newegg and I'm pretty happy with it. Granted I only play 2142 and came from a radeon 9600se.

I think the nvidia dx10 cards are still a little pricey considering not so many dx10 titles to play.
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