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Which is Better 8800-GTX or R600?

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January 27, 2007 5:22:00 AM

I'm not sure weather I'm going to buy the SLI DQ6 Motherboard or the Crossfire Compatible one. I'm thinking that my tie breaker might be whichever comes out on top.

8800-GTX or R600?

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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2007 1:37:21 PM

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I would hope the R600 out performs the 8800GTX. But we won't know till the first reviews of the 600 start coming out.

I'll second that.
January 27, 2007 2:04:15 PM

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I would hope the R600 out performs the 8800GTX. But we won't know till the first reviews of the 600 start coming out.


Which was meant to be at the end of January, but I here the R600 has been put back till March. :evil: 
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2007 2:18:54 PM

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I'm not sure weather I'm going to buy the SLI DQ6 Motherboard or the Crossfire Compatible one. I'm thinking that my tie breaker might be whichever comes out on top.

8800-GTX or R600?


r600 should outperform g80, and it probably will.
but we will have to wait and see.

then again when the g80 refresh will or should beat r600.
January 27, 2007 2:26:02 PM

R600 will probably be better.

But we can't tell since there are no real benchmarks of it.
January 27, 2007 3:05:53 PM

if we think logically, ATi has had about 3 months to look at the 8800 and make something that will beat it. so i'd probably say yes. then maybe nVidia will pull something like a 8900 and 8950gtx/gts out of their asses. :D 
January 27, 2007 3:31:42 PM

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if we think logically, ATi has had about 3 months to look at the 8800 and make something that will beat it. so i'd probably say yes. then maybe nVidia will pull something like a 8900 and 8950gtx/gts out of their asses. :D 
While i don´t know how long it took ATI to design their chip, i assume that the process of designing a new GPU chip is a time intensive matter that easily takes more than 2 years. If their chip couldn´t beat their competitiors design three months ago, the changes they could have made in those three months to the chip itself are unlikely to improve performance beyond the Nvidia design. In that case they might just use faster memory for the card which in the past always was a good way to increase overall performance. If that is the case, Nvidias answer is already clear and waiting for ATI or Nvidias follow up is pointless from a performance oriented point of view, unless of course price is taken into account.
January 27, 2007 9:53:36 PM

8900 /sarcasm
seriously what kind of comparison can there ever be between an existing card and a NON-existing card? perhaps NONE. When r600 comes out do your google search and if not satisfied with the plethora of sites benchmarking it to the death, then please come back and repost your question.
January 27, 2007 10:16:09 PM

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8900 /sarcasm
seriously what kind of comparison can there ever be between an existing card and a NON-existing card? perhaps NONE. When r600 comes out do your google search and if not satisfied with the plethora of sites benchmarking it to the death, then please come back and repost your question.


No need to be critical. I would defer to those who have been around a while, but there is always the chance somebody has picked up some info. Leaks happen. For all I know, somebody who worked on the R600 is in this room. I don't necessarily disagree with what your saying, but rather the manner in which it is said. :( 
January 27, 2007 11:11:31 PM

That's big time fake.

That site is total BS.
January 27, 2007 11:44:30 PM

Are people tired of these threads yet? This card isnt even out yet or any significant information available and yet people spam the same topic over and over.

AMD or Intel?

Xbox360 or PS3?

DX11 or DX12 card? Should i wait till they come out before upgrading?

To post or not to Post?
January 28, 2007 2:25:44 AM

how about we spam them the search button right back? :wink:
January 28, 2007 12:56:05 PM

I'm sorry that I was a little harsh but it's the 123445235 thread I read about the same thing. Also, based to credible sites like level5??? /sarcasm (oops here I go again!).

Pls be a little patient, r600 is very near.
January 28, 2007 2:15:30 PM

DIE THREAD DIE!!!!

this forum is getting dumber by the hour
January 28, 2007 3:55:57 PM

I think we all just need to think of a happy place, and get together in a big group hug!

I've been on here about a week, so please forgive me for the post. I suspect we will be seing more of eachother so lets all just try to get along. You have made your point.
January 28, 2007 4:30:09 PM

For you guys wanting to dump on the OP, I have a question for you. Was there something misleading about the title of his post? I mean, if you read the title "Which is better 8800-GTX or R600" and decided to jump into this topic, what did you expect to find? Were you expecting anything but speculation? Some of you seem to have this unnatural and pathological hatred of any educated guesses at what hardware might be better. OK - I don't come from that camp, but I understand why some people may not want to devote much time to that discussion.

What I can't understand is why somebody would jump into a message thread clearly devoted to a topic they don't like. Thats like going to a porn movie and then complaining about all the nudity. Maybe its just me, but it seems theres a simple solution to the posters who are irritated by the subject of this thread - read the subject line and then skip it. Save the flaming for misleading subject lines or is clearly putting out false information. Jeesh - how hard can it be?

Rob
January 28, 2007 5:00:11 PM

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I'm not sure weather I'm going to buy the SLI DQ6 Motherboard or the Crossfire Compatible one. I'm thinking that my tie breaker might be whichever comes out on top.

8800-GTX or R600?



The R600 will be faster but not buy much. If you're building now its a no-brainer as the R600 isn't out yet.

I always stay away from ATI as their Linux drivers are crappy and I run linux a lot.

Also AMD processors are crappy compared to Intel these days so I wouldn't buy the crossfire board if it meant an AMD CPU.
January 28, 2007 7:18:22 PM

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I think we all just need to think of a happy place, and get together in a big group hug!


hahaha :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

that made my day :lol: 
January 28, 2007 8:11:07 PM

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For you guys wanting to dump on the OP, I have a question for you. Was there something misleading about the title of his post? I mean, if you read the title "Which is better 8800-GTX or R600" and decided to jump into this topic, what did you expect to find? Were you expecting anything but speculation? Some of you seem to have this unnatural and pathological hatred of any educated guesses at what hardware might be better. OK - I don't come from that camp, but I understand why some people may not want to devote much time to that discussion.

What I can't understand is why somebody would jump into a message thread clearly devoted to a topic they don't like. Thats like going to a porn movie and then complaining about all the nudity. Maybe its just me, but it seems theres a simple solution to the posters who are irritated by the subject of this thread - read the subject line and then skip it. Save the flaming for misleading subject lines or is clearly putting out false information. Jeesh - how hard can it be?

Rob


I see your logic, but when you spend as much time in here as I have... it gets old seeing the main graphics page cluttered with stupid topics. Logic somehow gets thrown out the window. I suppose you're right, replying in the thread only perpetuates it. But it's still fun to yell at n00bs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9q2jNjOPdk
January 29, 2007 8:47:16 PM

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Perhaps it's time to take a yoga class or something... Please see the following link if you have anger directed toward noobs

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/en_US/home/h...

:p 


I watch "Barney" almost every single night with my daughter. I don't need disney resorts.

I'm a wonderful fcukin' person. Just ask anyone who's been here for more than a year.
January 29, 2007 9:11:37 PM

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I'm a wonderful fcukin' person. Just ask anyone who's been here for more than a year.

Yea..... :roll:

Right... :roll:
January 29, 2007 9:12:08 PM

He is.

...*commences Barney sex*...
January 29, 2007 9:12:57 PM

shut up peter
January 29, 2007 9:14:54 PM

No Jesse...
January 29, 2007 9:36:39 PM

ur no longer my homie
January 29, 2007 10:19:52 PM

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I'm a wonderful fcukin' person. Just ask anyone who's been here for more than a year.


And charming too. 8O :D  :twisted:
January 29, 2007 10:26:33 PM

We were never "homies"...
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2007 10:36:59 PM

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ur no longer my homie


you and prozac are homos :oops: 
i mean homies :p 
January 29, 2007 11:21:11 PM

I don't know how long I've been here, making this post to check.

But I can agree that mpjesse is a homie of all who will succumb to role playing sex.

Edit: Not that close to a year, more like half a year.
a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2007 11:26:12 PM

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But I can agree that mpjesse is a homie of all who will succumb to role playing sex.


he has the big purple throbbing uh err barney 8O :lol: 
January 30, 2007 1:47:52 AM

Which was meant to be at the end of January, but I here the R600 has been put back till March




I've heard "I here" is actually "I hear". Does anybody know how to spell these days?

OK. Let the flaming begin.
January 30, 2007 2:35:27 AM

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I don't know how long I've been here, making this post to check.

But I can agree that mpjesse is a homie of all who will succumb to role playing sex.

Edit: Not that close to a year, more like half a year.


didn't i as*s rape you last week? i was going thru withdrawal so i can't really remember.
January 30, 2007 2:35:56 AM

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ur no longer my homie


you and prozac are homos :oops: 
i mean homies :p 

don't be a playa hata

;-)
January 30, 2007 2:57:12 AM

Too early to tell. It's not looking good for ATI.
January 30, 2007 1:40:43 PM

Actually, I read a test comparing the two, and ATI gets 3 fps more on average. Not much, but hay, its something.
January 30, 2007 4:45:04 PM

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Actually, I read a test comparing the two, and ATI gets 3 fps more on average. Not much, but hay, its something.


Where? Links please.
January 30, 2007 6:26:49 PM

Whats the definition of "homie"
January 30, 2007 7:20:53 PM

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Actually, I read a test comparing the two, and ATI gets 3 fps more on average. Not much, but hay, its something.


Where? Links please.

It was a popup I got while browsing the Inquirer using Oprah browser on a Mac modded with windows ME and a ... 3 button mouse.

If I come across it, I will attempt to located the "print screen" button and appropriate mac/me hybrid imaging software and send it to you.
January 30, 2007 8:36:47 PM

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Actually, I read a test comparing the two, and ATI gets 3 fps more on average. Not much, but hay, its something.


Where? Links please.

It was a popup I got while browsing the Inquirer using Oprah browser on a Mac modded with windows ME and a ... 3 button mouse.

If I come across it, I will attempt to located the "print screen" button and appropriate mac/me hybrid imaging software and send it to you.

Heh. That says it all Comptia. :lol: 
January 30, 2007 11:49:17 PM

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Actually, I read a test comparing the two, and ATI gets 3 fps more on average. Not much, but hay, its something.


Where? Links please.

It was a popup I got while browsing the Inquirer using Oprah browser on a Mac modded with windows ME and a ... 3 button mouse.

If I come across it, I will attempt to located the "print screen" button and appropriate mac/me hybrid imaging software and send it to you.

Wow. 8O Sorry man, but that's got BS written all over it.
January 31, 2007 1:03:18 AM

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I don't know how long I've been here, making this post to check.

But I can agree that mpjesse is a homie of all who will succumb to role playing sex.

Edit: Not that close to a year, more like half a year.


didn't i as*s rape you last week? i was going thru withdrawal so i can't really remember.

Hmm... I'm walking normally and I...a...big purple....throbbing... yeah yeah I remember now, yeah you did.
January 31, 2007 1:36:53 AM

Even if ATi had a monkey as their chip-design-overseer, the R600 would still be a better chip, considering the extra design time that ATi has had.
January 31, 2007 5:06:44 AM

I think the R600 will be better, and 8800's will dip in price as a result. I will buy two of them and wait for 8900's. I doubt anything will require more than two 8800s to run. I'll just spend the money I'd save by not buying the R600 on cooling (I hear the 8800's can get toasty).
January 31, 2007 9:58:36 AM

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I think the R600 will be better, and 8800's will dip in price as a result. I will buy two of them and wait for 8900's. I doubt anything will require more than two 8800s to run. I'll just spend the money I'd save by not buying the R600 on cooling (I hear the 8800's can get toasty).


Im gonna wait for the R600/8900 then get a 8800GTX, hopefully they will dip in price to about £300, I cant imagine the 8800 struggling with anything coming at the moment, plus its probably not worth paying the premium for the other two, given the gain.
January 31, 2007 8:31:51 PM

the r600 will be so much better than halo.
February 1, 2007 12:39:31 AM

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I think the R600 will be better, and 8800's will dip in price as a result. I will buy two of them and wait for 8900's. I doubt anything will require more than two 8800s to run. I'll just spend the money I'd save by not buying the R600 on cooling (I hear the 8800's can get toasty).


Im gonna wait for the R600/8900 then get a 8800GTX, hopefully they will dip in price to about £300, I cant imagine the 8800 struggling with anything coming at the moment, plus its probably not worth paying the premium for the other two, given the gain.

That's what I meant, although I read my post and it wasn't very clear. I will buy 8800 as well when the price drops.
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