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This thing is a blow dryer...I own it and wow its killer on the heat..at full tilt its fairly loud and lots of heat...I'm returning it on tuesday though because I have a faulty card...someone dropped it nicely and there is a crazy dent in the corner..it works..using it now..but still I didn't spend that much money for a dented card.
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This thing is a blow dryer...I own it and wow its killer on the heat..at full tilt its fairly loud and lots of heat...I'm returning it on tuesday though because I have a faulty card...someone dropped it nicely and there is a crazy dent in the corner..it works..using it now..but still I didn't spend that much money for a dented card.
Run some in-game benches first (hi-res)!!!
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Meh, I'd still go out and get it, but for some reason I managed to talk myself into getting a SLI board instead of a Crossfire one when I built my rig. I guess I have to get a new mobo as well. So much money. I've been waiting for a reason to jump back to ATi. nVidias cards have been nothing but trouble for me. :/
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post #34 of 39
Not a bad price at all!
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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
Few improvements over the original XT in all but memory bandwith, which was good enough to be everything from top to bottom on the nVidia line with the original 2900XT.

Also, two words: Price Cuts.

In a month, actually a bit less, the GTX will be well below 500$.

I don't really understand where all of you are getting the idea that GDDR4 suddenly makes this card comparable to the GTX. It never was before, and it won't be now. As i just said, it already had the memory bandwith to beat the GTX. Adding even more won't all of a suddent make it render a prettier image.




Oh wait a minute... your argument sounds awful familiar to mine.

Like i said, i was genuinely looking forward to this release because i thought the ATI vendorsmight actually justify the doubling of the memory with a SMALL bump up in price. Take the 8800GTS 320mb vs. the 8800GTS 640mb. Do you see why i'm dissapointed now? .

But then again, this isn't a bashing of ATI as it really is all diamond. ATI in no way supports this card.



Again, this isn't an ATI release, or you could bet that ALL the vendors would have this card. And while you may be right, you MAY be paying for what you get, if the performance isn't all that good who cares? Example: You could easily pay 1200$ for a 8GB kit for a desktop. But seeing as how most applications don't utilize 2GB, whats the point? Sure, the 8GB might not be overpriced. But the performance gains over the 2GB kit (which would be only 200$) aren't justified by that extra 1000$. See where i'm coming from?
Go away fanboys.
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I would run some game benchies but...well I will admit it that I don't know how..the games I have are...CSS, BF2142, and I think I have Stalker somewhere. I mainly play BF2142. But do not know how to game bench.
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Go away fanboys.
The most intelligent post yet!

I withdraw all my previous posts and resign my rights as a human being. Clearly, I am defeated.

Zedsky just get the program FRAPS to show FPS.
www.fraps.com

And use any in-game video tests you can find. I know CS:S has a video stress test.
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Fraps and I don't work out that well...last time I installed fraps...well things weren't the prettiest on my computer...probably jsut coincidence but still no like.
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The thing I have to say is that both AMD/ATI and NVIDIA should lower the price so we all can be buddies, cheers.
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