Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Video Card chart issues

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 6, 2006 4:08:45 AM

Ok, I am having a tough time deciding on a video card, so i decide to check out tomshardware's extensive VGA chart. Well under there i discovered that the 1900xtx, non-crossfire, was faster than the 7950GX2 in EVERY game. Amazed i rembered that the 1950xtx was released and i went to the review entitle "So you want a RAM Revolution", to find out how much faster it was. I then discovered sumthing interesting, even the 1950xtx performed worse than the 7950GX2. Stumped i traceld to other websites only to discover that the 7950GX2 is indeed faster than a single 1900xtx and 1950xtx. So im wondering if anyone else had noticed this. Also im guessing that indeed the 7950GX2 is faster
October 6, 2006 4:41:30 AM

The drivers that nvidia has for sli are not exactly perfect, as a result at lower resolutions they can be bested by weaker cards, you see the peformace gaps in resolutions 1600 and up.
October 6, 2006 12:16:48 PM

the best highend card to get rite now would be the x1950xtx
Related resources
October 6, 2006 1:18:54 PM

the nvidia is by far and away the faster card (show me an ATI card that can smash 10,000 in 3d mark 06 ;)  , we all know benchmarks are not a good guide to gaming perf but thats pretry impressive you have to agree) , when Guru3d gets back up and running check their forums , unfortunately though Nvidia are still playing catch up with the drivers , their getting there with standard sli but still having issues with GX2 cards.

Ive looked at Toms Hardware comparrison tables and having owned a few of the cards on there find them to be wholly innacurate im sorry to say :?

Ive directed alot of people to them comparrison charts in the past thinking they are a good guide to buying , but it seems there not , DOH :oops: 
October 6, 2006 2:48:16 PM

The benefits of multiple GPUs isn't apparent until you hit higher resolutions with high levels of AA.

At lower resolutions and less AA, top-tire single cards will best it in many cases.