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Old 07-21-2007, 10:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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[ Hardware.Info ] - ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT

512MB, there are a lot of graphs and by looking at the 3dMark06 graphs the 2900 perfroms just like a 8800GTX or faster most of the time. 3dMark always ran well on ATI cards compared to real world performance.
Yes the 2900XT runs better in 3DMark06 but it doesn't perform too well in most games.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i see, so it's performance increase (or in this case lack of) doesn't justify paying the price increase.
Since you have a 19" LCD, it probably supports a maximum of 1280x1024 or 1440x900, get the 8800gts 320mb, both versions of the card will perform the same on that resolution, heck the 320mb might even come out better
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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actually, I don't have a 19" any more that was my old rig. I need to edit. I am planning to get either a 22" or a 24" thanks a lot guys. I might consider the 8800 GTX. Instead of the 8800 GTS
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:25 AM   #24 (permalink)
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say no to the 8800gts 640mb, its not worth it, it's been proven in some games that it loses to the 320mb or wins by 1 or 2 fps.... not worth it!!
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X1950XT, unless you think you HAVE to have DX10. I am running XP, so DX10 is none of my worry. The card is a beast with graphics, though, plus you can Fold with it.
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X1950XT, unless you think you HAVE to have DX10. I am running XP, so DX10 is none of my worry. The card is a beast with graphics, though, plus you can Fold with it.
meh true.... x1950xt for those who wanna wait for the better dx 10 cards
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yeah it would be smarter to wait a little to buy a dx10 graphics card when they're are actually dx10 games.. by that time the cards will be cheaper and better
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