To be honest I dont trust people on these forums because of threads like these. When there is such die-hard company loyalty people WILL see things the way they want to. If you are an Nvidia fan you will scream support for Pixel Shader 3, if you are an ATI Flagwaver you could argue for AA or AF or whatever. I dont listen to people on these forums all that much because everyone is so opinionated that its hard to wade through all the bull**** and find some solid evidence and fact. I google the damn thing and read a bunch of reviews from people who actually are doing the benchmarks themselves. Reputable sites such as Tom's that will give me a solid answer, and then I go read another review in case they had a bias, then I may even search for another review, if I see conclusive consistent evidence then I can use that. I then weigh what is important to me ie- Intels are better at numbers, I dont care about numbers so much as what AMD can provide me with which was a good speed at lower cost, good performance in games, and 64-bit support. I then bought an AMD, some however do different things than I do, I wish them luck and hope they find the hardware that fits their needs. I am personally having some doubts about how soon Windows 64 will come out and maybe I'll want a new card by that time. But I researched it online, chose a card for me, and bought the thing off Ebay. I do not have regrets but I keep my mind open so I can provide myself with better hardware. Most hardware is not bought by individual consumers but major companies. These companies do not care about raging screaming fans, they care about performance, stability, and satisfaction of customers. If these companies that people say are so much worse were in fact that much worse, they would not be in business now would they? A computer building company isnt gonna throw their always-trusted graphics card company a bone by buying up crap cards to show loyalty and keep them afloat. It is about business, and these companies are still in business, they seem to each have wins and losses regarding series of technologies that they put out, but everyone seems to forget about the past. Even if Nvidia did win the x800 vs 6800 battle, when I first joined this forum it was all songs and praises for the 9800 and to hell with Nvidia and their abysmal 5950, people need to look at the scores and specs and decide for themselves what is best for them. Not blast the first guy who says different than what is their own sacred (god knows true like no other) opinion. Some of you guys need to stop freakin, ripping your eyeballs out over someone elses given opinion.
I personally knew what I would find when I opened this thread is many many ignorant, thundering voices hell-bent on convincing the world with merely a louder voice than the other that their own view is the correct one. I find the name-calling and such mildly amusing at times, and sometimes wanna see someone just get TOLD (typically I look for Shoobie
). And then I make a comment so a little orange box shows up next time and I check it to see who is being beat senseless and so humbled that they have to leave the forums altogether. I also get a kick out of when a thread gets closed because of unruly posters, and eskine snippin peoples stuff. I find it humorous, but I've learned to take almost none of it into real consideration, and if I do I go searching for backup..
So to answer your original question dude heres what you do-
1. go to www.google.com
2. type in x800 vs 6800
3. hit the first 4 sites, and if you cant find an actual answer, then you did somethin wrong, and you need to switch to FireFox instead of IE cause its BEtter@!
(lastly you need to not start unintelligent threads like these and just go solve it yourself, there are people with real problems and threads that get pushed down because of this versus that threads).