well if you guys likes to hear stories here . i would like to say before i talk
to all nvidia supporters , i am not a back stabber but :
2 years ago i went for this gaming rig at a cost of 1200$ at that time
nvidia was promoting the 9800gtx+ and selling it at more than 250$ as
top single gpu of 9xxx series .
to be honest i am not a power user but since 2004 i have been using nvidia
as 5200,6200 and then the 9800gtx+ .
i saw haw the 8800gtx was a huge success by nvidia i was hoping to see
similar thing with the 9800gtx+ , but what did i get for those 250$ ?
the 9800gtx+ was actually just a normal 2yo 8800 chip re-branded and
repacked into a new cover .
the funny thing the 8800ultra used to own the 9800 in most games lol
that was a major disappointment for me , the card was working so i could
not RMA it . its performance in games was way below expectation i must
then when i went for upgrade this year the 4xxx fermis were doing more than
90c and loads of companies like bfg and xfx pulled out from them .
still i went to support nvidia by getting one og the best fermis out there
the msi 460gtx 1gb hwk .
i had to travel to another town to get to the shop and buy it . then i came
back home installed it . and caboom
the things went up in temp
to over 100c then took an emergency shot down . glad it hasnt burned my
pci-E slot .
at that point i went all the way back and replaced it with an HD6870
for the same price . and getting a better preforming card than the
do i care about physics or cuda ? no because my system was never able
to handle them at any game . i must say i am way better without them .
my only take on ATI the red team is i waited 2 weeks for the 10.12
supported driver then when it was out . i was having the atikmdag bsod
issue at screen sleep .
the problem was instantly solved by installing the 10.10e driver .
i herd about catalyst maker letting off and all that . i must say
10.10e wont be a solution for a long time in term of performance
i just HOP that the atikmdag issue will be solved in the future drivers .
we cant just get stuck with 10.10e for ever right ?