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8800 gts 640mb or 2900xt?

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July 29, 2007 12:10:57 AM

I know were alot of these made already but I would like to know which is better concerning temps and the amount of "power" you get out of each card.

disregard price, sli,crossfire, etc.

Im going with a single card setup anyway. So...

simply two cards compared in hardware which is better say like in 1900x1600 and a high graphics game?
and how about even higher resolutions?
and which has better drivers?

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July 29, 2007 2:16:45 AM

Some games favor the HD2900XT (Oblivion, Rainbow 6:Vegas, Quake 4)

Other games favor the 8800GTS. (Lost Planet, Supreme Commander, Neverwinter nights2)

The XT takes a bigger performance hit with AA enabled, although this has improved with driver revisions.


From what I've read, ATI has better drivers in Vista but I have no experience with that OS.
July 29, 2007 5:35:46 PM

So does the xt support AA now?
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July 29, 2007 8:07:06 PM

confusiont said:
So does the xt support AA now?

It never didn't support AA, it just performs worse with it enabled in comparison to it's 8800 series counterpart.
July 29, 2007 8:36:15 PM

th eone in my sig owns- best card I've ever had I think. Under proper cooling mine has surpassed ultra---- 683/2000-----
July 29, 2007 9:19:48 PM

basically the two cards are very similar and so you might as well put on a blindfold and point
July 29, 2007 9:52:50 PM

Since price isn't an issue I'd say get the G80, since it doesn't use as much power from your system.
July 29, 2007 10:53:28 PM

2900xt all the way.

I LOVE my 7800gxt but if i was to upgrade it would be to the 2900xt

Overall better built for the monster games about to be released.
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