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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by Namrac
Yes it can. 84.43 beta drivers allow it, unless I've been misinformed.
It allowed it in a few games, but it's not possible in most games because of the way they're coded.
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It allowed it in a few games, but it's not possible in most games because of the way they're coded.
SM 3.0 HDR? Interesting..
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post #33 of 41
I say go for X1900XT, costs more, but a better video card.
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post #34 of 41
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
I say go for X1900XT, costs more, but a better video card.
i wanted to say the same thing as u paul but i think he wanted to remain in budget. if budget is not so much a problem its better to go for the XTX1900 XT
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post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by cyrixMII300
i wanted to say the same thing as u paul but i think he wanted to remain in budget. if budget is not so much a problem its better to go for the XTX1900 XT
Ok, lets stop the BS crap about ATI vs Nvidia. :swearing: It is really useless. If you can / are willing to afford it and you are confortable with ATI, go for the X1900XT. If you want to save some money, go for the 7900GT. They are both great cards, and you will not be disapointed. Few games can really strain these cards, as I can play FEAR completely maxed out at 1280x1024.

Good luck.
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post #36 of 41
Wow, that X1900XT does look great...too bad they didn't go to 65nm...i bet that thing runs so hot that you can't OC it with stock heatsink since it is 625MHz. Probably doesn't volt mod well unless you have water cooling too....
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post #37 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
Ok, lets stop the BS crap about ATI vs Nvidia. :swearing: It is really useless. If you can / are willing to afford it and you are confortable with ATI, go for the X1900XT. If you want to save some money, go for the 7900GT. They are both great cards, and you will not be disapointed. Few games can really strain these cards, as I can play FEAR completely maxed out at 1280x1024

Good luck.
excuse me? i dont understand....whose talking about ATI Vs Nvidia?
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post #38 of 41
Here we go, thus far:

7900GT
Pros:
1.Can Go SLI Later
2.Higher frame rates with out AA
3.Volt mod yields great OC
4.Quieter stock cooler
5.Stock cooler is single slot
6.Lower power consumption
Cons:
1.Availability now or later*
2.Lower frame rates with AA
3.Cannot officially process AA and HDR simultaneously
4.Lower overall image quality
5.For awesome OC, need aftermarket cooler

X1800XT
Pros:
1.Can go CrossFire later**
2.Higher frame rates with AA
3.Very high OC potential
4.Availability now and later*
5.Higher overall image quality
6.Can officially process AA and HDR simultaneously
Cons:
1.Lower frame rates without enabling AA
2.Noisy stock cooler
3.Double slot stock cooler
4.Higher power consumption
5.Aftermarket cooler a must***

* nVidia is having a tough time providing any 7900 parts. I don’t know how it is in Sweden, but here in the States, it is hard to find the 7900’s in stock. nVidia just cannot supply them. In the future, if you decide to go SLI, chances are, finding a 7900GT is not going to be easy.
ATI, on the other hand, is producing and has produced chips like a monster. I do not recall seeing a single “Out of stock” label on any X1800XT in the last few months. Chances are, they are and will continue to be very available.

** If you want to go CrossFire later, you will need to buy the proper motherboard.

***It can OC a little with the stock cooler, but you will be severly limited, and the noise will kill you.

Hope that helps mate.
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post #39 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiPex
how can you compare a 7800GTX to those if its like $150 more
because it is a fact...
And nvidia cards do SM 3.0....
http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce7.html
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Ermm ok.. Paul, dont see why you just blew up, but theres no reason to.

And Funkycasey are you serious? No GPU is 65nm yet, and they OC quite well, and no they dont run hot, but they are known to be loud.

And Ksimp.. Ok.. They do SM 3.0.. What about it? ATI cards do it to, and Nvidia. Nvidia cards just cant do SM 3.0 HDR, only SM 2.0 HDR, well up until now apparently with the drivers.
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