Originally Posted by b1gapl
Yes...they are capable, but I'm just saying...the 2900XTs have come a long way. Before they were outperformed by the 8800GTS.
yeah still, I used to be the biggest fan of ATI ( I had a 9800 pro and a x800 xl, both amazing products that served me well ). I gotta say thought...the R600 chipset in general was a huge dissapointment to me for a variety of reasons.
1. It was delayed a ridiculous amount of time, letting nvidia pick up some serious steam
2. When it did come out with bad drivers, the damage was already done. A lot of the public still believes the 2900 XTs perform like crap. They honestly should have came out with the card after the stable far better performing drivers came out.
3. The lower versions ( 2600 or whatever their name is ) is total crap, read some of the reviews of it and you will see what I mean. Only the 2900 XT should be considered.
4. Heard the cards in general have a problem with anti-aliasing for some reason, many reviews had to disable AA in them.
If I could go back in time and had to buy a graphic card now I still would go for the evga 8800 gtx with my 22 inch dell lcd.