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Old 08-17-2007, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know the nvidia 8500,8600 are expensive for how they perform but how does the new atis perform? are they worth it?
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nVidia is always one step ahead of ATI in performance. If you're planning to do some hard-core gaming, look into the 8800GTS/GTX/Ultra. The 8500 and 8600 is only for web surfing, photoshopping, photo-editing, video editing, encoding, decoding, and etc.
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gotcha, I'll take that as the new ATi series is poo
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HD 2600XT DDR4 only strong as 8600GT.

Mid range DX10 cards only good for HD anyway. And for HD get a 690G or 7xxx motherboard.

As for DX10 gaming though, the 2600 did shine more than the 8600GTS.
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thanks, I was just wondering if they were any good
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i think you pretty much get the same amount of bang for your buck though on cards from both companies with similar performance.
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nVidia is always one step ahead of ATI in performance.
I have got to say that that is the biggest pile of BS ive ever heard in my life.
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nVidia is always one step ahead of ATI in performance.
How much do you know about ATI's 9000 series vs the Nvidia FX 5000 series?

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If you're planning to do some hard-core gaming, look into the 8800GTS/GTX/Ultra.
or X2900. I prefer the 8800, but the X2900 is no slouch. It will often beat the 8800 GTS's and sometimes the GTX's
One of the things I don't like is its performance with anti-aliasing

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The 8500 and 8600 is only for web surfing, photoshopping, photo-editing, video editing, encoding, decoding, and etc.
Gaming too. I believe it would perform better than the X800/6800, and may be close to a 7800/7900.
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Thanks, Apok.

The 2900 is a great card, and it continues to improve as the drivers improve. Seems neither NVIDIA or ATI can get their drivers right on release anymore.

I have no complaints on my X1950XT, though.
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I have got to say that that is the biggest pile of BS ive ever heard in my life.
Alright, I'm sorry. I haven't read much on ATi's video cards.
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