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essentially: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102099

I don't know if i'll be buying a new video card anytime soon but my 7900GT can't handle my 24" 1920x1200 any longer. I'll probably buy something new once I get some money that isn't going to be spent on my GF

I need something that is good now/near future, and will be great later. I've switched between companies every new GPU(not on purpose actually).
3dfx, ATI, nvidia, ATI, nvidia, ATI, Nvidia(current 7900GT) so i'm leaning towards the ATI card. I'm no fanboy of either company but I believe in ATI/AMD.

OK so fire away and try to keep the fanboyism to a minimum. thx.
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It mostly comes down to the fact of do you want to overclock because we all know that nvidia cards overclock better. In contrast depending on app. the ATI counterparts with usually beat and run cooler then there nvidia counterpart. So I would say 8800 but they are kinda boring now the new ATI cards never looked better! Look at the ATI FireGL and the HIS units very nice and well the coolest thing before the Quaddro and the 8800 series was the mighty 7900 GTX !!! Where are all of those they are gone well almost.
    
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It mostly comes down to the fact of do you want to overclock because we all know that nvidia cards overclock better. In contrast depending on app. the ATI counterparts with usually beat and run cooler then there nvidia counterpart. So I would say 8800 but they are kinda boring now the new ATI cards never looked better! Look at the ATI FireGL and the HIS units very nice and well the coolest thing before the Quaddro and the 8800 series was the mighty 7900 GTX !!! Where are all of those they are gone well almost.
uhhh... yea... lol


the XT 1gb AFAIK is about on par performance wise w/ the GTX but by all means w/ optimized drivers it should beat it by far, right? IDK. What I really want is the 65nm, stream oc'd rev of the r600.
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HD 2900 XT 1gb for the win.
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HD 2900 XT 1gb for the win.
what scores do u get w/ a light OC in 3dm06? I get a pitiful 5440(free, basic edition) w/ my 3.2ghz e6600 and my 510/1800 7900GT.
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I'd take the 2900XT out of the two, it's an insane overclocker and matches the GTX's performance at stock
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HD 2900 XT 1gb for the win.
kinda funny you say that but still have your 8800 score in your sig.
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essentially: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102099

I don't know if i'll be buying a new video card anytime soon but my 7900GT can't handle my 24" 1920x1200 any longer. I'll probably buy something new once I get some money that isn't going to be spent on my GF

I need something that is good now/near future, and will be great later. I've switched between companies every new GPU(not on purpose actually).
3dfx, ATI, nvidia, ATI, nvidia, ATI, Nvidia(current 7900GT) so i'm leaning towards the ATI card. I'm no fanboy of either company but I believe in ATI/AMD.

OK so fire away and try to keep the fanboyism to a minimum. thx.
I'm pulling 12120 marks in 3dmark06 (never went above 70c) and haven't really beaten on my card that hard yet. Just used ati overdrive auto config. atitool should help push a little further. Good luck.
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what's the cheapest place to get a HD2900XT 1GB GDDR4? in case I do come up w/ some green soon.
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what's the cheapest place to get a HD2900XT 1GB GDDR4? in case I do come up w/ some green soon.
Thinking teh egg.
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