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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161224

Please do not give me fan boy responses, this may be my very first ATI ever so help me make a good decision by giving me fair opinions. If I don't get this, I'm thinking of 9800GX2.
 
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you should get this one.......http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121247
    
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I still like the ones that dump the heat out of the case.
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post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161224

Please do not give me fan boy responses, this may be my very first ATI ever so help me make a good decision by giving me fair opinions. If I don't get this, I'm thinking of 9800GX2.
You gonna get a new mobo?
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post #5 of 18
Thats a good card.
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post #6 of 18
Its apparently quite powerful but chokes to death when AA is put up and also at high resolutions.

Look at some of maxishines tests.
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post #7 of 18
I wouldn't suggest either. At that price wait for a GTX 260 or HD4870.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Its apparently quite powerful but chokes to death when AA is put up and also at high resolutions.

Look at some of maxishines tests.
He used crap drivers and had no idea how to tweak the card, no offense maxi

Anyway KK, look for the Visiontek reference design(lifetime warranty), or the Powercolor(GDDR4) version.
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post #9 of 18
Looks like a great card. 4870 is right around the corner, though..
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post #10 of 18
I would wait for 4870 ,if you cant wait though the visiontek one is superb.

I have not seen one reveiw ,or article on the 3x00 series that
tweaks them to the point they can be just out of the box , where as
8800's new cards are actually OCed from the factory to almost the
breaking point. ( many gt owners will testify to this, not much headroom)

I have owned both and they are great , just more partial
to the ati card since I HTPC and do media and the image quality is not
even in the same realm IMHO. (Ati being vastly clearer, bolder, and richer)
Edited by D.J.S. - 6/5/08 at 8:25am
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