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Old 09-11-2006, 11:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I hear MSI is a good reliable company.
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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WOW ATI DRIVERS DONT SUCK!
Ever used Linux? Didn't think so.
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ok guys heres the setup I have come up with, and I want to know if this will all work.

Gigabyte ds3 mobo
Western Digital caviar 160gb
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Sapphire 1900XTX With VIVO with Zalman VF900
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Use the omega drivers they work great!
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Use the omega drivers they work great!
Pfft they dont make a difference. I have used both. One thing you might like for overclocking though is to use "ATi Tray Tools" Got some good options in there.
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i used the omega drives.. i thought they were running better.. but then i noticed counter-strike looked alot sh1ttier even with 6xAA 16xAF.. and i left it so the game decided how much of the filtering would be used... i never had the problem with catalyst so i switched back over to catalyst obviously
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Linux schminux, I don't know who/why you'd buy a 1900xtx for Linux, its for PC gaming.

I'm not aware of one setting in nvidia control panel that doesn't have a similiar setting in ATI's drivers.

ATI has some awsome cards out.
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i went from 2 7900gtx's to 2 x1900s in crossfire.. big difference, over 1000 points in 3dmark06
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Yeah the 1900 are the best as if right now. I would get them other than nvdia.
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I would recommend the x1900xt because it has more shader pixels IIRC and games are supposed to be moving that way. But I would get a HIS IceQ3 version because those coolers are very very good. My x1800 at stock speeds stays at around 56c with the fan set to 36% and even at 100% you can't really hear it.
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