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I Had an x800GTO by sapphire and that thing rocked! OC'd great. the core couldn't unlock unfourtunatly, but... nvr had any problems w/ it until some arsewipe bought the system from me and dropped the whole mofo. the TTBT physically hit the card... It's been dead and sitting on my shelf ever since...
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2147064,00.asp

Dont get carried away by the above please. It's on a review of a Falcon PC with Crossfired XT's that "blew the doors off benchmarks".

I'm inclined to say that the XT is tons better than mostly everything we've been hearing about it.

And here are some scores from PC Magainze.

http://www.pcmag.com/image_popup/0,1...=178344,00.asp

If you don't feel like clicking the link, all you need to know is the SLI'd GTXs got destroyed. And remember, this is under Vista.

This is what Falcon has gone with? All I needed to know
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So if you were responsible for breaking them you shouldnt say theyre bad cards.
Cheaper quality cards made the card cheap. I can say that. Yes, you know it.
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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2147064,00.asp

Dont get carried away by the above please. It's on a review of a Falcon PC with Crossfired XT's that "blew the doors off benchmarks".

I'm inclined to say that the XT is tons better than mostly everything we've been hearing about it.

And here are some scores from PC Magainze.

http://www.pcmag.com/image_popup/0,1...=178344,00.asp

If you don't feel like clicking the link, all you need to know is the SLI'd GTXs got destroyed. And remember, this is under Vista.
Excuse me? Did you even see those numbers? 12k on 1280x1024 can easily be achieved by a single GTX on an overclocked dual-core, even in Vista.
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Excuse me? Did you even see those numbers? 12k on 1280x1024 can easily be achieved by a single GTX on an overclocked dual-core, even in Vista.
I was waiting for that.

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PC Magazine’s benchmarks show how two similar Falcon machines did with dual card setups under Vista. And the Crossfire setup easily beat the SLI setup. It’s no secret NVIDIA has had huge Vista driver issues, despite being first to market with a Vista-ready DX10 card by 5 months. Under XP, where both NVIDIA and ATI have established and polished drivers, NVIDIA's faster hardware wins. For any of our customers running Windows XP, I’d recommend NVIDIA's cards over any of the new Radeons. When you move to Vista, scores start to even out. And when you move to dual card setups under Vista, SLI encounters significant scaling problems. Crossfire scales up performance well. The end result is what you see on that benchmark chart.
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Just placed an order. Lets see what happens
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just because you killed your saphire card and theyve died dont mean they are cheap ? because overclocking is known to be bad for hardware.. so dont blame ati nor saphire...
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I was waiting for that.



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I'd rather you not flame bait. I would really like to see what drivers PCMag used. Those results aren't simply scaling problems, but rather rendering the other card useless. I'm sure both have pretty good drivers in XP, a driver war is still going in Vista so we can't judge yet, but you implied that the 2900 is the clear winner. You shouldn't have called so many 8800 owners fanboys, it's clear that you're more "supportive" of ATi than most 8800 owners are to nVidia.

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Just placed an order. Lets see what happens
Hey you can sell me the HDMI dongle if you dont need it.
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I'd rather you not flame bait. I would really like to see what drivers PCMag used. Those results aren't simply scaling problems, but rather rendering the other card useless. I'm sure both have pretty good drivers in XP, a driver war is still going in Vista so we can't judge yet, but you implied that the 2900 is the clear winner. You shouldn't have called so many 8800 owners fanboys, it's clear that you're more "supportive" of ATi than most 8800 owners are to nVidia.
lol

when in doubt throw the fanboy argument out.

At least I quote sources and provide links for everything which fanboys seldom do.
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lol

when in doubt throw the fanboy argument out.

At least I quote sources and provide links for everything which fanboys seldom do.
You never said there was anything wrong with the benchmarks when you posted them even when it's obvious. That's what you often do.
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