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I want to see some actual benchies before I make my mind up about ati. I REALLY wish ati would get into the "high" end video card market. It's the only thing that will bring nvidias prices down. Here's how I see it playing out: If the 4xxx series is 20% better than the 9800GTX, then I see nvidia making their prices for the 8xxx series lower than ati 4xxx series and then charge an arm and a leg for the G200s.
They will stop making 8800 when they start making GTX200. Nvidia only cards to compete in same price range will br 9800GTX and 9800GT. They are both slower then HD4000. Ati know something you dont know thar why its not releasing high end GPUs. Beacuse very small % will by them. Same goes with nvidas high end GPUs.
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Only an Audiophile would know that the LM4780 Draws 120 Watts…
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This was posted on the OP.
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Honestly, I'm going to go by a lot more than the benchmark wars to pick my next card. I'm becoming increasingly conscience of energy consumption, heat, size and price and they'll be the deciding factors for me.
So true, just jumped from 2900 to 3870 because it can do better for less heat and power.
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post #86 of 101
be happy its not like the 8800GTs G92 to 9800GTX
    
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They will stop making 8800 when they start making GTX200. Nvidia only cards to compete in same price range will br 9800GTX and 9800GT. They are both slower then HD4000. Ati know something you dont know thar why its not releasing high end GPUs. Beacuse very small % will by them. Same goes with nvidas high end GPUs.
No I do know that. But it won't stop me from dreaming haha.
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In all fairness, the GPU in the Xbox 360 is the R500, to which the R600 (2900) was the successor ... and significantly more powerful.

And somehow, the 360 is able to have graphics that are really damn good, better than the PC in some cases. And yet, with simpler games, the R600 chokes on the PC and has crap performance.

What gives?

And no, it's not a secret that the 2900 and 3870 have weak shading performance, and that is one of the main things that pulls them down compared to nvidia.
What gives? Crysis was programmed like crap for the PC. Simple as that. If a superior card in a superior system gets significantly worse performance then I'd point to the programming done for those 2 different versions of the same game.
    
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Wait, aren't the 8800Ultra and the 8800GTX faster then the 9800GTX? If so doens't it make it a waste of time to buy a HD4850/70 when you can buy a 8800 (which are getting really cheap right now)?
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How about we all agree that AMD should merge with VIA. VIA makes weak drivers but Great cards (well they used too, lets see how there new cards work out), and AMD makes somewhat good Drivers but the cards are getting raped ATM (what with the GTX200 rumored to be 2x as powerful as the 9800GTX).
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