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post #11 of 32
the 2900XT blew in AA and AF though.
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by crimsontears809739 View Post
ATi didin't have much to compete with the Nvidia 8 series, and got left in the dust.

Now, I was really unimpressed with how badly the 9800GX2's choked with AA on. I was thinking, AA has always been a strong point with ATi. If ATi wanted a chance to make a comeback, now would be the time to do it.

Does anyone think ATi has any chances of making a serious comeback over the summer?

I am dissapointed too of the 9800GX's performance...i was hoping for much better performance than the 8series...oh...and ATi wont make a comeback
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post #13 of 32
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I agree, ATI has slid for too long, but having a 3870 compared to my brother-in-law's 9600GT, my 3870 holds its own very well.
The 3870 is definitly a sweet card as long as you don't intend to pound on it with AA but comparing it to the 9600GT is like comparing apples and oranges. The 9600GT is nVidia's "entry level" model for that generation and the 3870 is ATI's flagship when it comes to single GPU cards.

Either way I'd be happy with either card at this point. I like my GTS but cripes, it's under powered.
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post #14 of 32
The 9800GX2 is not impressive at all. But the rest of the 9-series actually looks promising, and, the 10 series is great on paper, like the HD4 series.

We need to remember that the money is all in the low-end 30$ OEM cards that they sell tens of thousands of, not our little niche of the market. That's what judges the success of a GPU company today, for every 7800GTX Nvidia sold, they probably sold a thousand 7300LE's. That IS where the money is.
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post #15 of 32
That would really be to bad if AMD/ATI failed, I think they can realistically take a year or 2 more of fail before they just can't recuperate. They are just Pretending to lose money, and holding out till the last second to release the holy grail of cpu/videocards so they can make a dramatic comeback and secure their rightful place among the computing parts gods. That's the conspiracy I would like to believe anyway.
post #16 of 32
The 4000 series is sufficiently ahead of NVidia technologically that it should compensate for driver issues. The 10 series might beat it, but the 9800GX2 sure as hell won't.
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As I've said before, if AMD/ATI bites it then we're all going to suffer because there goes Intel and nVidia's competition.
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You people who say the GX2 isnt anything great how about you name me something better or even close in nvidia's lineup
    
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post #19 of 32
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You people who say the GX2 isnt anything great how about you name me something better or even close in nvidia's lineup
It's not revolutionary like the 8 series is what people are saying

Anyway,

I hope ATI/AMD's new cards have a much higher texture fillrate like Nvidia's cards
It seems the current ATI cards have an extremely low tex rate compared to Nvidia's cards and that might be why ATI's losing badly
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post #20 of 32
ATI is not left in the dust. The HD 3870 X2 pwns all even the ultra compared to price and performance.
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