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Old 05-13-2007, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Real review of the X2900XT by VR-ZONE.com...

VR-Zone : Technology Beats - ATi Radeon 2000 Series Launch: X2900XT Review

I've heard, this source is reliable. Is it?
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I almost want to give the edge slightly to the 8800gts but they are pretty close in every test.
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I would get the ATI for folding. But if I was Nvidia, I would probably discontinue the GTS 320 and lower the price of the 640.
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nVidia doesn't determine the price of the 8800GTS 320mb cards. the 640mb and 320mb cards both have the same 8800GTS GPU, which presumably nVidia sells at the same price to the card manufacturers.
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This is getting very interesting and have me wondering if I should buy my new rig this week... maybe if I wait a little I could see some price drop from Nvidia??
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The X2900XT is a horrible video card

Just look at the benchmarks of NeverWinter Nights 2, oblivion, and battlefield. 8800GTS still beats the 6 month old X2900XT in many cases.

Nvidia doesn't need to drop prices.....


EDIT: Did anyone read the conclusion, it says that X2900XT consumes more power than 8800 and produce more heat.
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The X2900XT is a horrible video card

Just look at the benchmarks of NeverWinter Nights 2, oblivion, and battlefield. 8800GTS still beats the 6 month old X2900XT in many cases.

Nvidia doesn't need to drop prices.....
well u got to remember, the current driver out right now is what they r using for the HD 2900 XT, which may cut back on it's real full potential, just wait for better drivers to come out, then the real benchmarks can begin, it's only a sample.
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well u got to remember, the current driver out right now is what they r using for the HD 2900 XT, which may cut back on it's real full potential, just wait for better drivers to come out, then the real benchmarks can begin, it's only a sample.
The current drivers for G80 is unstable. What if nvidia release a newer the driver that improves the performance of 8800 series
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maroon exactly right. even if ati drivers increase in perf. the same could happen with 8800. nvidia has won this round
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If it wasn't for folding, I would of definitely gone for Nvidia.
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