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How can you compare objectivity and ownership of a specific videocard?

Time cannot tell which videocard it better. This is a technology market. With time, no one will care about these flagships, because the new flagships from Nvidia / ATI Will be out. Nvidia took the performance spot last November and continues to hold it today. The X2900XT won't change that. Hopefully ATI's next offerings will be more competitive. However, Nvidia will be launching their next series in November. How long will it be before ATI does the same?
Well there is plenty of time from now to November, so time will tell which is better until then. ATI has only released 2 drivers for the HD 2900 XT, the 7.5's, and the 7.6's. Nvidia has probably released 15.
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Well there is plenty of time from now to November, so time will tell which is better until then. ATI has only released 2 drivers for the HD 2900 XT, the 7.5's, and the 7.6's. Nvidia has probably released 15.
Do you honestly think ATI released a product at the $400 price range to compete with a card at the $600 price range? Had they done that, the X2900XT would be called the XTX and have a stiffer price. ATI isn't going for performance here, they are going for value. I think the X2900XT has excellent value, it just isn't (and won't be) the performance king.
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Do you honestly think ATI released a product at the $400 price range to compete with a card at the $600 price range? Had they done that, the X2900XT would be called the XTX and have a stiffer price. ATI isn't going for performance here, they are going for value. I think the X2900XT has excellent value, it just isn't (and won't be) the performance king.
I think ATI was shooting for performance king and lost. They wanted to compete at the high end cuz that's where the money is.
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Well there is plenty of time from now to November, so time will tell which is better until then. ATI has only released 2 drivers for the HD 2900 XT, the 7.5's, and the 7.6's. Nvidia has probably released 15.
It's like 11, not 15, but still I am 100% sure after 3 months the 2900XT 1GB will reign victorious. It has much higher core clock, 3 times more steam processors running at 1/2 8800GTX speed, higher memory clock. Any straight forward thinking man can see that the 2900XT is really good, just underrated because of the bloody drivers
    
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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.
You spend a lot of time staring at your graphics cards?
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It's like 11, not 15, but still I am 100% sure after 3 months the 2900XT 1GB will reign victorious. It has much higher core clock, 3 times more steam processors running at 1/2 8800GTX speed, higher memory clock. Any straight forward thinking man can see that the 2900XT is really good, just underrated because of the bloody drivers
The clocks on the processors cannot be compared, they are different architectures. The amount of stream processors can also not be compared. They too are to different to compare to simply.

On paper, the X2900XT is a monster. But in reality, it isn't so good. Sure the drivers can help. But perhaps the core (R600) is just not a good performer.
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The clocks on the processors cannot be compared, they are different architectures. The amount of stream processors can also not be compared. They too are to different to compare to simply.

On paper, the X2900XT is a monster. But in reality, it isn't so good. Sure the drivers can help. But perhaps the core (R600) is just not a good performer.
I am not saying the 2900XT will be 30-40% faster than the 8800GTX like on paper, but it will be equal/better(a bit) in every aspect on next revision of drivers.
    
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I am not saying the 2900XT will be 30-40% faster than the 8800GTX like on paper, but it will be equal/better(a bit) in every aspect on next revision of drivers.
I was quite close to buying a X2900XT (possibly the 1GB version). However, I got my GTX for $460.... Now thats a steal.
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Here is my take from thetwelve h0ours I owned mine.

Not hot

Not loud

Absolutely gorgeous on desktop compared to X1950pros. CF.

Potentially a great overclocker. I did not go very far but I took the Core up to 850...I did not OC the Memory at all.

Runs Futuremark like a champ...I was seeing higher FPS in the benches than with anything I have used...lol

But at the $500 I paid for the Saphire DDR4 1 GB I felt I could do better by waiting or hunting for a deal and flipped it immediately at no loss or gain to member in Australia.

I really like my P5K and do not see hopping to another board in the immediate future so it's ATI for me...and this is the best they have to offer aaaat the moment...so it's what I will run.

I think it's a nice looking card..but was disappointed that theplastic was not UV reactive like the X1950pros...

as we all know UV reactive stuff is faster.

And when I turned on the rig the lights in the house would flicker...so that's something to consider...

It did not increase my case temps at all. so whatever heat it produces is not going to impact performance...it might wither the house plant behind the PC...but the PC will not be getting baked...

Overall I think this is a good mid-high card with a lot of potential.

Likely to be considered an entr level card after about 6 months...considering how fast everything changes
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post #50 of 77
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I was quite close to buying a X2900XT (possibly the 1GB version). However, I got my GTX for $460.... Now thats a steal.
I got my HD 2900 XT 1gb for $390... that's a steal.
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