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post #41 of 78
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
no, i mean like the 8800GT /GTS 512/ 9800GTX
seems to be the same situation as the 2900 vs the 3870. small revision yet whole new model. and ATI did that one first
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post #42 of 78
for substantial reasons. the card drew way too much power, and ran way too hot, and was way too loud. 3870 did all that, with a die shrink and added more features, such as powerplay and DX10.1, while halving the price.

nVidia on the other hand... 8800GT -> GTS, i can understand. but then OCing the GTS, adding the useless Tri-SLI, and doing some other stuff, and then they feel they can release yet another card? it's not like any of those cards are die shrunk, or bring about any major improvements... hence why the 9800GTX fails to live up to that once emotive moniker.
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post #43 of 78
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I agree with iceblade.

I do like ATI more than nvidia, but last time i had a ATI card the drivers always played up, nvidia ones not one problem.

But yea nvidia is stupid to release the 9800gtx when the card its not actually anything new than the 8800gts but clocked a little higher.

nvidia fanboy = "ZOMGZ 9800GTX IS OUT I MUST BUY COZ IT HAS A 9800 AND IT MUST BE FASTERS!!"

Seems ATI is doing quite well the last 6 months. Both are companies have there ups and downs.

*builds a flame bunker*
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post #44 of 78
From the reviews I've seen, the 9600GT is superior to the 3870 in games, but 3870 will be more future proof as it supports DirectX 10.1

I've also heard on numerous occaisions that the image quality with the 3870 is far superior to anything that nVidia can offer currently.
    
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post #45 of 78
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Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
Your choice. The nvidia guys in this thread fail to see the awesomeness that is excellent drivers and crossfire-x. If you want to go dual-gpu, anyone will tell you ATi rips.
SLI scales just as well as Crossfire. Not to mention SLI 9600GTs will only take up 2 slots instead of 4.
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From the reviews I've seen, the 9600GT is superior to the 3870 in games, but 3870 will be more future proof as it supports DirectX 10.1

I've also heard on numerous occaisions that the image quality with the 3870 is far superior to anything that nVidia can offer currently.
From what I've seen, the texture quality on nVidia's current series is better, but the AA seems to be slightly better on ATI's cards. However, ATI's method of AA implementation seems to introduce blurred textures in some cases.
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post #46 of 78
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
for substantial reasons. the card drew way too much power, and ran way too hot, and was way too loud. 3870 did all that, with a die shrink and added more features, such as powerplay and DX10.1, while halving the price.

nVidia on the other hand... 8800GT -> GTS, i can understand. but then OCing the GTS, adding the useless Tri-SLI, and doing some other stuff, and then they feel they can release yet another card? it's not like any of those cards are die shrunk, or bring about any major improvements... hence why the 9800GTX fails to live up to that once emotive moniker.
Yes! The 3870 draws very little power and has slightly greater performance than 2900 and supports DX10.1.
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post #47 of 78
If 9600GT performes better then 8800GT performs like 50% better then 3870. Thats what i see reading fanboys saying this and that.
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post #48 of 78
3870 all the way, it's better than the 9600.
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post #49 of 78
the 9600gt 512 out performs the 8800gt 256. I would go for the ati card for future proofing im not a big fan of their drivers though. But if your looking for performance and quality drivers i would go with the 9600gt.
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post #50 of 78
I think id go with a 3870 in this case
    
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