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post #41 of 110
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As said before, yes it does. There's been 4 gpu setups on xp before vista was in beta even.
Or Windows 98/2000, for that matter. Look up the 3dfx Voodoo5 6000. Four GPUs on a single card.
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who plays 3dmark06 here? :s
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post #43 of 110
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nvidia wins in real games, and then it could be said that ATI fails (although i won't). you can't base everything on 3dmark06.
=o( nvidia wins in real games coded by devs who are fed nvidia money. Sorry optimization goes along way.
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post #44 of 110
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As said before, yes it does. There's been 4 gpu setups on xp before vista was in beta even.
You can plug them all in, but XP can only use 2 GPUs in SLI/CF. It's just how the OS is written. Vista has a max of 4 GPUs for CF/SLI.
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nvidia wins in real games, and then it could be said that ATI fails (although i won't). you can't base everything on 3dmark06.
.... Ya ya ya, read below for the whole optimization thing, but the whole "ati picture quality" is NOT BS. Theres a noticeable difference, me and my brother running COD4 on side by side Monitors. He has an 8800GT, i have a 3870. Mine looked noticeably better. Both were on the same settings.
And whats the bs about it winning in real games? ATI Cards Overclock higher.... ALOT higher.... ALOT ALOT ALOT Higher.....
CF Scales alot better
Image Quality
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Want more reasons as to why it doesnt fail?

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=o( nvidia wins in real games coded by devs who are fed nvidia money. Sorry optimization goes along way.
    
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post #46 of 110
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.... Ya ya ya, read below for the whole optimization thing, but the whole "ati picture quality" is NOT BS. Theres a noticeable difference, me and my brother running COD4 on side by side Monitors. He has an 8800GT, i have a 3870. Mine looked noticeably better. Both were on the same settings.
And whats the bs about it winning in real games? ATI Cards Overclock higher.... ALOT higher.... ALOT ALOT ALOT Higher.....
CF Scales alot better
Image Quality
Prices
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Want more reasons as to why it doesnt fail?
I agree about the picture quality. I had a 9600gt and I played COD4 and Red Orchestra, Well then I got the stupid 9600gt black screen issue. So I rmaed it and got a 3870 and when I went to play COD4 I was like WOW it is noticable. Same with the game Red Orchestra. The trees and grass where much more detailed. When I had my nvidia card I though it was all BS about the ATI picture quality being better, but wow I was wrong
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post #47 of 110
holy mother! i need a new mobo. i found the limit with a Kn3 board and the 4200+

next is my wifes build. she gets the intel^.^
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post #48 of 110
Hmm, I have a different experience between the two. I have an Asus 8800GTX, that I do not use anymore because I bought an Asus EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G/A. I would add that nothing is wrong with the 8800gtx at all.

I just felt since i have an Asus Maximus Extreme and plan of getting two vga cards in the near future I should buy ati & sell the nvidia before the price on the 8800gtx is nothing.

I have noticed that the 8800gtx which has 768mg ram compared to 1gb on the 3870x2 has much better looking color shading and all over graphics visuals than my new ati card.

As for speed and performance well the 3870x2 runs circles around the 8800gtx.

I think that the quality visual is quite noticably different. I would add that I have had one driver software issue with the ati card in that I get fullscreen on my 22" lcd with games with dvds, and bbc, or nasa video casts on the internet.

Yet any video application within internet explorer seems to stop the fullscreen feature. This is not a defect in the vga card or hardware it is an obvious issue with conflicting drivers/code with i.e. .

This is something that I have never experienced with nvidia.

I am neutral on saying either ati or nvidia is better. I can say that ati is more affordable and faster and in my applications that works more for me.

I do miss the graphics of the 8800gtx but I can manage as I have the best Asus Ati card at the moment and when I get a second it will only get faster perhaps not better graphics visually better I am wanting performance....why?

Because all the 3Dmark06 tests people look at the overall number not the shader and other scores. Performance in this case is similar to racing cars over luxury cars.

Everyone always likes to see how the rich live with the " luxury " cars', but everyone's eye always gets brighter when they see the fastest sports cars...we all love performance...right?
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post #49 of 110
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
the sad thing is 30K was broke with a single 9800GX2. give it time and nvidia will be back on top
Judging from the 7950GX2 drivers, I think not...

Well, that and ATI's Hd4xx0's are coming out soon, so we'll probably have a x2 in that.
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post #50 of 110
I heard something about the 7950gx2s...still I should add that I did have to install the ccc several times before it worked properly. I think that Ati has a good start at giving nvidia a run for the money but the drivers need alot of working to sort out the bugs of things like not having fullscreen view with internet explorer for videos it's not pleasant watching videos for the news or youtube in 1/4view~!
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