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Is it worth downgrading from 2900XT 512 to 8800 GTS 320

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October 17, 2007 6:52:02 AM

yea as the topic said, i was wondering if it will be worth trading my 2900XT 512mb with a friend.

He offered me his 8800GTS 320mb + 85usd

what do u guys think?
October 17, 2007 7:00:03 AM

I don't think so. If I'm not mistaken in most of the new benchmarks the 2900XT is beating the 640 version. I think AA is still a slight issue but has gotten much better.

I'm sure the the card will also continue to grow as well.
October 17, 2007 7:19:57 AM

WHY?
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October 17, 2007 7:31:23 AM

well in terms of AA and AF ...i've looked through some benches and the 8800gts , shown to hav a better FPS. Im not 100% sure about it though. This may be a stupid question but i need some opinions :) 

ps: im running my rig with
Q6600@3.2
3gb geil ultra CL4
2900XT 512
P-35-DS3R

with a samsung LCDTV32" 720P
October 17, 2007 8:13:15 AM

samsung LCDtv 32" what resolution dy use?, & does it look good?
October 17, 2007 9:24:25 AM

@ 1360*768
it's okie imo.
October 17, 2007 11:00:15 AM

I wouldn't bother changing anything. Drivers are getting better for the 2900 and also don't think you'll gain very much if any improvment at that resolution. Based on Toms charts you might only gain 1-5 FPS on average and the charts aren't with the newest drivers. I've guessing stick with what you have.

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html
Might help.
a c 169 U Graphics card
October 17, 2007 11:06:02 AM

dont do it
October 17, 2007 11:51:28 AM

If you do do so buy a razor blade with the money and go and off yourself ;) 

The 8800 is staying the same, the hd2900 is getting better every month.
October 17, 2007 12:37:45 PM

I have a 8800 320MB card and would swap if you want -- I am only doing this for your benefit of course.
October 17, 2007 12:41:05 PM

Ill send you my 8800GTS 640MB and pay shipping both ways :) 
October 17, 2007 12:49:45 PM

I think it would be worth it if you like to run a good bit of AA or AF. I'm sure there are a lot of things you could do with $85!
October 17, 2007 1:23:36 PM

Rabidpeanut said:
If you do do so buy a razor blade with the money and go and off yourself ;) 

The 8800 is staying the same, the hd2900 is getting better every month.
The 8800 performance improves with drivers too, but it just wasn't as F'd up as the HD 2900XT. :D 

Don't sell the card unless you're REALLY desperate for money right now.
a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2007 2:01:03 PM

the 2900 getting better every month? care to explain? you're not talking about the 7.10 "Crossfire" improvements are you?
October 17, 2007 2:26:38 PM

I would take the $85.
Then in 30 days, sell your 8800GTS and buy the new 8800GT.
October 17, 2007 2:30:58 PM

wh3resmycar said:
the 2900 getting better every month? care to explain? you're not talking about the 7.10 "Crossfire" improvements are you?



I believe 7.10 is supposed to help with single card performance in many cases as well. Still waiting to see if someone publishes a driver comparison review though.
October 18, 2007 4:45:47 PM

hehe guess im keeping my 2900XT then
thanks to all comments :D 
October 18, 2007 4:58:09 PM

Wouldnt really class 2900xt going to 8800gts as downgrading anyway lol.
October 18, 2007 8:57:30 PM

as in price downgrading :p 
October 18, 2007 9:41:44 PM

I would consider the 640mb for your XT if I were you... Though I prefer ATi.
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