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2900's Just because the memory interface and type. I know, they don't score as high as 8800's yet but give them some time and the drivers might improve... or not, but 2900XT Crossfire would smash ANY game out right now... same with the 8800's but the 2900's are cheaper.
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I agree.... both cards put out enough 3D power to kick any game in the nuts.

My point is that Nvidia will soon be releasing an even better card which shows that Ati, although good are far behind.

Ati need to stop making cards to compete with Nvidia's powerhouse and try and make something which destroys nvidia's powerhouse.

But personally i am a nvidia person and i got amazing performance from my 7600GT XXX so i am expecting super amazing performance from the 8800GTX i am getting in the rig below.
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post #33 of 105
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My point is that Nvidia will soon be releasing an even better card which shows that Ati, although good are far behind.
gee, too bad ATi isn't planning on releasing other cards... oh wait. turns out they aren't retarded. apparently they will also release more cards in the future.
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gee, too bad ATi isn't planning on releasing other cards... oh wait. turns out they aren't retarded. apparently they will also release more cards in the future.
wow, really! That's a novel idea!
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For what? Benchmarks? Gaming?

I think you know my answer to that one.

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these discussions always remind me of Christmas. all the green and red flying around... it's festive
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I'm inclined to choose the HD 2900's over the Ultras. The actual architecture of the 2900 has more performance potential, IMHO. It has more memory (1GB vs. 768MB), potentially far faster memory (DDR4 vs. DDR3), and greater memory bandwidth (true 512 bit interface vs. 384 bit interface). The ATI has 320 Stream Processor Units, while the nVidia has 128 Stream Processors (Yes, I realize there are differences in the terminology between the two camps, but my belief is that the ATI has a potential advantage here).

From a pure hardware standpoint, I think the ATI design has a lot more performance potential. Time will tell if the drivers can actually bring that potential to fruition. On the other hand, nVidia has had a lot more time in the field with the 8800 architecture, and the Ultra really doesn't have any hardware changes over the GTX, only binning and clock changes. My thoughts on this is that the 8800 has less left to improve upon, and that nVidia is close to squeezing out all the 8800 design is capable of.

As you can see by casting your gaze about an inch south, I'm a happy owner of an 8800 GTS, and have no complaints about it's performance. For what I paid for it, it was (possibly still is) the best value for performance per dollar, but for end-of-beat-all performance potentail, the 2x HD 2900 1GB in Crossfire would be my choice.
    
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Is it just me, or dont the 2900xt in crossfire hold the new 3D05 and 3D06 benchmark records
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Is it just me, or dont the 2900xt in crossfire hold the new 3D05 and 3D06 benchmark records
Why yes... Yes they do.
    
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