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post #11 of 48
i think this is all hype.
thats all AMD and ATI have been lately
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post #12 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by johonm333 View Post
i think this is all hype.
Um, I agree that AMD has been throwing some hype, but I don't see what that has to do with PC mag?

They just tested some systems and posted the numbers... they may possibly have erred in their testing but I don't see them hyping anything. Either way it is a bit of a thin review, although the results if accurate are impressive.

Many of the benchmarks are showing CF scaling better than SLI, so not surprising results in this one.
post #13 of 48
Looks like G92 won't be without competition. The XTX still doesn't have good drivers... (From last i heard the drivers were still unfinished!)
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post #14 of 48
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Looks like G92 won't be without competition. The XTX still doesn't have good drivers... (From last i heard the drivers were still unfinished!)
It's hard to have finished drivers for a card that doesnt yet exist.
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post #15 of 48
Prey and CoH both work fine on an HD 2900XT. The driver issues are with games like CoJ, Lost Planet, Fear, etc.

Not surprised at the 3Dmark scores.
     
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post #16 of 48
Well looking at that chart I dont see how it "Doubles" seeing as I score 16,700 atm with my 2x 8800GTX (cards at stock, cpu at 3.2).

Those "special" 2900XTs are scoring 16,660 with a QX6800 AT 3.6.

That 12200 is labelled wrong or they didnt have SLI on. I score 12200 with one card, they are saying they score it with 2 cards and a higher CPU clock. That chart is so wrong, lol.



I get the score they got at default 1280x1024 with 3dmark06 at 1920x1200 4x aa and 16x af.. LOL.
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post #17 of 48
I see a lot of things wrong with this thread.

1.
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Originally Posted by coldchillen View Post
Those GTX SLI scores are COMPLETE bull@#$! Plain and simple. All GTX SLI rigs i've ever seen score 15k+.

2.
Quote:
Originally Posted by johonm333 View Post
i think this is all hype.
thats all AMD and ATI have been lately
QFT. If AMD had anything up its sleeve it would have pounced when all the people waiting out the R600 got dissapointed and bought 8800's.

3.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
Looks like G92 won't be without competition. The XTX still doesn't have good drivers... (From last i heard the drivers were still unfinished!)
The G92 is a mid ranged card. Thats like saying an 8600GT is supposed to compete with the X1950XT.
Its not.

And, FYI, all drivers are unfinished until the next piece of technology comes along. Theres no such thing as fully improved drivers. I'm sure nVidia could bring up there scores by a few FPS if they really needed to.

4. All ATI cards this gen have been beating nVidia competition cards in synthetic benchmarks. Guess what? They've all been losing in games too. Go for those 3Dmarks if you want, i'll take my FEAR and Sup Com scores any day.
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Quote:
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All ATI cards this gen have been beating nVidia competition cards in synthetic benchmarks. Guess what? They've all been losing in games too. Go for those 3Dmarks if you want, i'll take my FEAR and Sup Com scores any day.
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post #19 of 48
What are with these rumors lately?

Those scores are bogus. The GTX can score much better than what it shows.

A discussion at XS debunks this article.
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post #20 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
It's hard to have finished drivers for a card that doesnt yet exist.
Lol good point.
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