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Always go with nVidia


None of the top 30 PCs on OCN uses ATI video cards

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...chmarking.html
That is because the drivers that give us the best performance aren't approved drivers yet. 7.7cats rock but Futuremark only approves the 7.5s so far.

And the fan isnt that loud, I couldn't hear it above the rest of my case fans. And now it isn't loud at all cuz it is sitting in my closet collecting dust. WC ftw.
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Overall, I mean I like getting good benchmarks but games is the biggest one of course. Hehe yea I can guess your answer. I got two 8800 Ultra XXX that I'm waiting for the asus blitz extreme to put in and just checking out now the crossfire and how the dual 8x is supposed to be considerably better so before I install these cards wanted to see if I should have gone with the "other guys."

I like nVidia more due to their reliability. I had some major ATI issues in the past.
asus blitz extreme is a crossfire board just to let you know you want the x38
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I don't think it's moronic to be competitive. I think it's fun. And who doesn't like to have fun?
    
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nvidia has a rather big problem with drivers

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I like nVidia more due to their reliability. I had some major ATI issues in the past.
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asus blitz extreme is a crossfire board just to let you know you want the x38
Yea, btw do you know the name of the x38 board?
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Yea, btw do you know the name of the x38 board?
no there not out yet will be a couple months thou
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utlra are not just a gtx there much more. they have higher rater memory ic's and tend to get a higher overclock on the core also
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ATI allllllllllllllllll the way.
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All the bickering aside, I think this makes the most sense:

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spending ridiculous money on a top of the line machine will only leave you feeling empty when something better comes out six months later. better to spend less money if you know you're a chronic upgrader anyway.
Almost everyone reading this thread probably likes to make "unnecessary" upgrades to their computer(s), so if money is an issue, which I understand it isn't for everyone, the smart thing to do is buy video cards as you need them... like if you buy a game that doesn't run on your current card, then make an upgrade that is feasible and sell off your old card... But buying the best at the moment will always leave you spending more than you need to more often than you probably want to. Good god, I never buy any computer parts new! Or rather I never buy the best on the market brand new... I buy the best from like a year ago because its still good enough to do everything you need, and when its not, you make an upgrade to the best from a year ago... and you save a ton of money and still stay happy!

Okay, enough ranting. People with money to waste, go waste it. Its already been said here, but for gaming purposes, one 8800 Ultra or 2900XT with a proper CPU/MB will play any game out right now with max settings... you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference between the two cards unless someone told you there was a difference. Getting an SLI or CS setup is simply overkill and wasting money to be able to brag. It certainly won't make you a better gamer!!! You gotta be able to kill the kings to get that kind of respect...

But if you have dreams of grandeur of being on the top 30 leaderboard for 3DMark06, and want to waste money on it, then just remember this: after you take a digital picture of your name on the top 30 list, or whatever, no one else will remember it... unless they see that picture. In other words its wasted money for short term bragging rights. It won't be the best for very long, I can guarantee that.

Now I'm gonna go cry in a corner that I'm stuck with AGP in my main computer...

EDIT: Oh yeah, and for god's sake future-proof your investment and get the 2900XT's... you won't notice the difference between 8800 Ultras and 2900XTs right now, except in benchmarking, and if you care about benchmarking then wait 6 months when better drivers are out and laugh at everyone else who was suckered into thinking the 8800 Ultras were the best way to go!
    
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I think he picked the 8800Ultras on page 3 or 4..

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Well I already have my Ultras so might as well put those in and see what I get but there really ought to be some benchmarks/reviews done on this. I'm shocked there's none so far.

Now I just have to sit back and wait on that asus blitz exteme to come out! (soon damn it!)
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