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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
Thanks, ATI, for not being able to compete with the 8 series for close to 2 years, allowing nVidia to screw over their customers by re-releasing the same cards under a new name.


They're competing with nVidia's worst.
i dont get what you mean? the only card the 4870 doesnt beat is the GTX 280. and given the cost, 2x 4870's cost less than a single GTX 280, and the GTX 280 gets wooped by Crossfire 4870's.

anyway....im kinda with OmegaNemesis on this one. i dont like how they are doing this. we have the "thank ati"? for what? finally creating a huge success within the market place. we should definitely congratulate them, and rejoice in the fact that Nvidia enthusiasts are now able to get the overpriced parts at a slightly lower overpriced cost..so what.

i was nvidia, then ati, then nvidia, then ati, now nvidia. i get whats best at the time. im not sitting here going "oh thanks nvidia, because of you my gaming happiness is complete. have a sticker". the 8800 GTX has been the best card i ever bought, and given it still competes today, a truly smart investment. ATI now offers such a competitive alternative, im heading that direction next. no thanks need be given or even owed, just congratulatory praise of the achievement. they finally came out on top. but only in price/performance remember. the GTX 280 still beats the 4870 card vs card. the price gap is just huge enough that i cant justify getting a GTX 280 for the minimal gain it offers.

what next?

"PC enthusiasts owe thanks to AMD". Since AMD have had such a lack of success, and quite frankly suck on a performance comparison to Intel, Intel has been able to provide affordable CPU parts to consumers. We should all be so lucky.

Thanks AMD

/sarcasm

Its just good business, better marketing, and great technical success. I'm jumping to the red team, but who's to say Nvidia's next answer won't come out on top at a much better price? Back to green then for most. Repeat cycle.

to be honest, we should all be thanking each other for creating threads and posts comparing results, graphs and tests, which ultimately help in the deciding of which product to buy and when. that's what leads us to make a smart decision and save money.

In all honesty, Thanks to the members of OCN.

/rant
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post #192 of 216
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Now ATi is trying to gloat a little and I'm not exactly liking it........

"Why All PC Enthusiasts Owe Thanks To ATi"
I don't have to thank ATi. Hell, I don't need to thank Nvidia.
I payed $300 for each 8800GTX and Im happy as hell. 2 year investment and it still plays all games just dandy.

I dont need companies TELLING me what to choose. I'll choose on my own.

And, I was going to go ATi next round. Still think I will. But these kinds of things just annoy me.
Then get a 4850 or 4870 and even you will change your mind.

I had a 8800GTX and I use to talk about Nvidia having all this quality....

Now, pewww....ATI all the wayyyyyyyyy

Thank You ATI...for quality at an affordable price and faster performance than the comp..
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post #193 of 216
This thread gave me a sudden craving for Rolo ice cream..
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post #194 of 216
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This thread gave me a sudden craving for Rolo ice cream..
Grrr, now i want some too .
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post #195 of 216
So, we're thanking ATI for existing?

I just thank competition.
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post #196 of 216
Thanks ATi ...For doing your jobs.

For anyone that calls me an Nvidia fanboy, go do yourself a favour, and lookup some of my posts on ATi.
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Arogant consumers hate competition, and should be killed.
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i dont get what you mean? the only card the 4870 doesnt beat is the GTX 280. and given the cost, 2x 4870's cost less than a single GTX 280, and the GTX 280 gets wooped by Crossfire 4870's.

anyway....im kinda with OmegaNemesis on this one. i dont like how they are doing this. we have the "thank ati"? for what? finally creating a huge success within the market place. we should definitely congratulate them, and rejoice in the fact that Nvidia enthusiasts are now able to get the overpriced parts at a slightly lower overpriced cost..so what.

i was nvidia, then ati, then nvidia, then ati, now nvidia. i get whats best at the time. im not sitting here going "oh thanks nvidia, because of you my gaming happiness is complete. have a sticker". the 8800 GTX has been the best card i ever bought, and given it still competes today, a truly smart investment. ATI now offers such a competitive alternative, im heading that direction next. no thanks need be given or even owed, just congratulatory praise of the achievement. they finally came out on top. but only in price/performance remember. the GTX 280 still beats the 4870 card vs card. the price gap is just huge enough that i cant justify getting a GTX 280 for the minimal gain it offers.

what next?

"PC enthusiasts owe thanks to AMD". Since AMD have had such a lack of success, and quite frankly suck on a performance comparison to Intel, Intel has been able to provide affordable CPU parts to consumers. We should all be so lucky.

Thanks AMD

/sarcasm

Its just good business, better marketing, and great technical success. I'm jumping to the red team, but who's to say Nvidia's next answer won't come out on top at a much better price? Back to green then for most. Repeat cycle.

to be honest, we should all be thanking each other for creating threads and posts comparing results, graphs and tests, which ultimately help in the deciding of which product to buy and when. that's what leads us to make a smart decision and save money.

In all honesty, Thanks to the members of OCN.

/rant
In short: 8800GTX - The best graphic card step since the first non-onboard GPU
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Originally Posted by iggster View Post
If you are uneducated and don't have a well paying job yes. Well maybe not uneducated but certainly someone without a good job. $2000 big woot


You guys would pass out if you guys found out how much my projector cost's, and I know the jvc rs2 is only 1/3 of the price and very close to the performance of my sim c3x 1080p pj but honestly the jvc just doesnt cut it for what I want.
Actually, its whether you want to spend that money on your computer or whether you want to spend it on other things, I would have HD4870 CFX and a x48 by now if I didn't spend all my money on saving up for a house for when I move out from my parents.


Edit: If you want to say about how ATI has a slower card, read the bottom line on my sig, that's how it is.

Edit2: Also, @ the nVidia Vista crashes, I actually haven't gotten one since I installed Vista, I used to all the time, then I went back to XP, got them still, but less, and then I reinstalled Vista and I haven't gotten any.
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Thank you, Artificial Turd Industries.

(For those who weren't aware, ati.com used to belong to a company that went by this name.)
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