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post #21 of 77
Go with an 8800GTX and overclock it yourself.

At stock the HD2900XT might be a little bit better in a few games but overclocked for overclocked, the 8800GTX will be better because it can go past 650MHz on the core pretty easily.
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I don't know about you guys, but I like appearance, too. How it performs, and how it looks. And I think the 2900XT looks rediculous, like most ATI cards. Go ahead and flame

My 8800 GTX KO looks raw and beefy.
It looks like a brick.
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GTS score you mean

The 8800gtx owns that ATI card

But the ATI card acts as a good heater...................

ALso the ATI card takes insane amounts of power
Not really. The HD 2900 XT idles at only 43c, and loads around 60c. I don't know why everyone is complaining about heat...
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It looks like a brick.


Not really. The HD 2900 XT idles at only 43c, and loads around 60c. I don't know why everyone is complaining about heat...
The reason some people are complaining about how hot the 2900 is, is because they have never see how a 2900 performs and "think" it is really hot.
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Not really. The HD 2900 XT idles at only 43c, and loads around 60c. I don't know why everyone is complaining about heat...

Maybe on your system but the average is idle 60 celcius........ (from reviews)

ATI counts here shaders differently too.

Thats why there appears to be so many.

Also there half the speed...

About that other guy talking about ati drivers. he said ACCORDIND TO THE ATI forums ATI's drivers will be better

Is that a conincidence?
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Man I am almost ready to sell my GPU and get one of these...
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Main problem I find with ATI GPUs is that there are no companies like EVGA.
EXACTLY! They have no REALLY good Third-Party company, which is the reason I am sticking with nVidia. eVGA makes amazing cards, backed with great warranties.

I would get an eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTX (for $510) and overclock it to 600MHz Core and 2000MHz Memory.

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The X2900XT already has a higher memory bandwidth than the 8800GTX, yet it still does not match its performance. That leads me to believe that the bottleneck within the X2900XT is the core and not the memory bandwidth. Therefore, by getting a faster videocard in terms of memory speed probably will not help the X2900XT too much.
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The X2900XT already has a higher memory bandwidth than the 8800GTX, yet it still does not match its performance. That leads me to believe that the bottleneck within the X2900XT is the core and not the memory bandwidth. Therefore, by getting a faster videocard in terms of memory speed probably will not help the X2900XT too much.
Couldn't you just overclock the Core of the HD 2900XT?

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Couldn't you just overclock the Core of the HD 2900XT?

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I have a feeling that it would take quite a bit of overclocking of the core for the X2900XT to use its entire memory bandwidth.
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But even overclocking it by 50MHz will help the bottleneck, and the Core runs faster which is always good.

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