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Video Cards (Main Chips):

Total: 346 votes (32 blank votes)

  • Nvidia: 8 Series
  • 32 %
  • Nvidia: 7 Series
  • 24 %
  • Nvidia: 6 Series
  • 7 %
  • Nvidia: Other Series
  • 3 %
  • Ati: X2000 HD Series
  • 4 %
  • Ati: X1900 Series
  • 13 %
  • Ati: X1800 Series
  • 3 %
  • Ati: Other Series
  • 14 %
  • Intergrated: Amd/Intel
  • 3 %
  • Other
  • 2 %
October 7, 2007 1:31:14 PM

Alright I still think that 8800 GTS is damn good thats why I bought it, but I think it's better than the 2900 pro if not the XT. Yes they are restricted from usuing high mega bytes in some games, but I haven't met 1 with mine. quake 4 lets lets me, doom 3 all the games that recommend 512:)  Plus if there isn't the 320 then theres the 640 which is only 50$ cheaper:) 
Since I have money now I might go and exchange em:D  lol
October 7, 2007 2:00:00 PM

Currently using a 8800 GTS 320 in my rig
Son got 1950 XT but previously was 1950 Pro
My wife uses a 7600 GT

other include :

6800 GT
9800 Pro
5200 FX
TnT Cougar
ATI rage 8 MB

a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2007 4:33:30 PM

I'm still using an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro that I bought 4 years ago. It replaced a Radeon 7000.

Casey
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a c 365 U Graphics card
October 7, 2007 7:11:03 PM

Hmmm....

I'm using an ATI AIW Radeon 9600XT in my HTPC.

In my primary rig, I have a Radeon X1900XT 512mb.


I got a Radeon 9000pro just sitting in my closet collecting dust. I couldn't even give it away for free. Well, almost free, I do need to charge about $13 for postage and shipping material.
October 7, 2007 7:32:16 PM

LOL i'll take it:D  LMAO!:p 
October 7, 2007 7:36:21 PM

8800 GTX OC'ed and liquid cooled, baby! :-)
October 8, 2007 1:18:41 AM

Nice! I have no room to put liquid cooling. That aside I have no cash either:)  lol
October 8, 2007 2:47:55 AM

The Bottom Line


"We hoped newer driver revisions would improve performance on the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. With the newer driver we used for this evaluation we did not see any “magic” happen when it comes to real world gaming experiences at resolutions at and above 1600x1200. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is not even a match for even the much less expensive and much less power hungry 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS."

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTM1MSw2...
October 8, 2007 3:59:18 AM

yeah, but how many drivers have been released since then? That article is from June.
October 8, 2007 4:00:41 AM

x800pro agp
xfx 8800gtx xxx edition in my new comp

the 8800gtx xxx is definately worth the money spent!
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 6:07:04 AM

L1qu1d said:
The Bottom Line


"We hoped newer driver revisions would improve performance on the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. With the newer driver we used for this evaluation we did not see any “magic” happen when it comes to real world gaming experiences at resolutions at and above 1600x1200. The ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT is not even a match for even the much less expensive and much less power hungry 320 MB GeForce 8800 GTS."

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTM1MSw2...


320 MB DDR3, 500 mhz. GPU, 320 bit interface, 96 Stream processors

compared to:

1024 MB DDR4, 600 mhz. GPU, 512 bit memory interface, 320 Stream processing units.

The bottom line is down here.
October 8, 2007 3:10:05 PM

Look I'm not saying it doesn't have the technology I'm just saying it doesn't really back it up. It's ahead of its time just not to the standards I had hoped. Like the 9800XTs the 1900s etc.
October 8, 2007 3:53:49 PM

runswindows95 said:
X300
FX5200
Integrated ???
ATI Rage 128

As you can tell, I'm not a gamer.

You could be a really poor gamer... or just one that hasn't played games in the past 7 years.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 4:50:39 PM

L1qu1d said:
Look I'm not saying it doesn't have the technology I'm just saying it doesn't really back it up. It's ahead of its time just not to the standards I had hoped. Like the 9800XTs the 1900s etc.


The HD2900 PRO is a superior card than the 8800GTS 320 and challenges the 8800GTS period. The 2900XT beats the 8800GTS 640 and challenges the 8800GTX with the proper drivers. And this is the 512 DDR3 versions of the HD2900's. The 8800's don't even offer DDR4 or 1024 MB of any type memory for that matter.

WOW! What will NVIDIA do now? The HD 2900 PRO is a power house and is simply going to be the card to own in this price bracket. Hopefully the NVIDIA driver team is hard at work creating a new driver that will help boost the performance of the 8800GTS but you have to wonder just how much more performance there is in it.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1189/18/page_18_final_...


October 8, 2007 5:20:28 PM

The 2900pro is the card to beat in that price range. We'll see what this 8800GT has to offer, but I'm not expecting anything.
October 8, 2007 5:24:34 PM

Geforce 7900GT
Geforce 6600GT

Gonna upgrade when the next generation comes around.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 5:29:33 PM

I am running the EVGA 8800GTX ACS3 768MB video card in my main gaming rig and will wait until the price drops to go SLI. I score 10800 on Futuremark 06 which was a huge performance upgrade from my old system that barely scored 2000.

With this card I don't anticipate needing another card setup for some time to come.

My media center rig is running the ATI X850XT 256MB video card with a pentium D 805 Dual core CPU. It does the job fine.

I am a long time ATI user but I went with the Nvidia card this time for performance and reliability that was offered at the time. It was a noteworthy investment and I don't regret it one bit.

I do want AMD/ATI to come out of the wood work and bring some competitive components to the table. With IBM and Sony working with AMD I think this will definitely happen!

Long live AMD/ATI!!!
Long live Intel!!!
Long live Nvidia!!!

I love them all!!! =P
October 8, 2007 5:44:25 PM

badge said:
320 MB DDR3, 500 mhz. GPU, 320 bit interface, 96 Stream processors

compared to:

1024 MB DDR4, 600 mhz. GPU, 512 bit memory interface, 320 Stream processing units.

The bottom line is down here.



Did you really just attempt to compare the 8800s to the HD2900 using just the ammount of hardware each has? by that logic an 18 wheeler should go way faster than a viper, simply because it has more wheels!
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 5:50:23 PM

skittle said:
Did you really just attempt to compare the 8800s to the HD2900 using just the ammount of hardware each has? by that logic an 18 wheeler should go way faster than a viper, simply because it has more wheels!


I paid a lot of money for my turbo charged, 7 speed all wheel drive sport crossover. My expectations of what the superior hardware would do were not dissapointed.
October 8, 2007 5:58:19 PM

I believe my point still stands.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 6:01:43 PM

An eighteen wheeler is faster than a Viper because it has 18 wheels compared to 4 wheels? I have a legitamate college degree.
October 8, 2007 6:03:57 PM

its a similar comparsion to what you were trying to convey.
October 8, 2007 6:18:32 PM

badge said:
320 MB DDR3, 500 mhz. GPU, 320 bit interface, 96 Stream processors

compared to:

1024 MB DDR4, 600 mhz. GPU, 512 bit memory interface, 320 Stream processing units.

The bottom line is down here.

The HD 2900XT has proven to be a formidable card with the right drivers, but your comparisons are inaccurate; the HD 2900 doesn't have enough ROPs or TMUs to take advantage or ever need a 512-bit memory bus with 1GB of memory, and the Stream processors aren't equivalent to the ones found on an 8800. The HD 2900 technically has 64 stream processors, but each one is capable of 5 operations per clock cycle at their peak theoretical performance, hence the "320". An 8800GTX has 128 stream processors, each of which is capable of 2 operations per clock cycle, and each one is clocked at a much higher clockspeed.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 6:21:52 PM

skittle said:
its a similar comparsion to what you were trying to convey.

I own the following cards:

7900GT0
1900GT
1800XT
7800GT 2
x800GTO 2
7600GT 2
6600GT 2
5950Ultra
ATI 9200
MX400
Riva TNT
Matrox Mistique

I have two Vista machines. I want to have a DX10 card and I have four widescreen monitors. My work requires I have high quality visual capability. So, I make a choice. The GTX and Ultra are completely out of the price range I am will to pay. The 8800GTS 640 is certainly a consideration at current price levels. Here are my two canditates afte a careful comprehensive consideration of what will give me the price/performance/future in video cards.

320 MB DDR3, 500 mhz. GPU, 320 bit interface, 96 Stream processors

compared to:

1024 MB DDR4, 600 mhz. GPU, 512 bit memory interface, 320 Stream processing units.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 6:24:11 PM

Heyyou27 said:
The HD 2900XT has proven to be a formidable card with the right drivers, but your comparisons are inaccurate; the HD 2900 doesn't have enough ROPs or TMUs to take advantage or ever need a 512-bit memory bus with 1GB of memory, and the Stream processors aren't equivalent to the ones found on an 8800. The HD 2900 technically has 64 stream processors, but each one is capable of 5 operations per clock cycle at their peak theoretical performance, hence the "320". An 8800GTX has 128 stream processors, each of which is capable of 2 operations per clock cycle, and each one is clocked at a much higher clockspeed.


OP is talking about his 8800GTS 320. The HD2900PRO DDR4 is not comparable? The 8800GTX is out of my price range. So is the HD 2900 XT.
October 8, 2007 6:27:14 PM

once again, my point still stands. your comparison of the hardware is ignorant at best.
October 8, 2007 6:43:58 PM

LOL you guys are funny relax. Lets just leave it at that the 2900 has potential. I didn't buy it because crossfire sucks in my opinion compared to sli and its more troulesome. PLus I bought the 8800 gts for like 250 each of I bought 2 or something plus 30$ mail in rebate So I dont really care:p . THe 2900 pro is 50$ more expensive. Considering I'm gonna build my new computer in Jan I didn't feel like spending like 299.99 Dollar plus tax on a single card:p 
Plus I dont feel like waiting around for better ati drivers to come out. (Crossfire compatibility seems to be limited for some reason)

Hopefully the 2950s will beat out nvidia cuz I never wanted to change from ati to nvidia but I really don't care as long as crysis runs fine at 1280x1024 resolution.
October 8, 2007 8:21:11 PM

those are 3 different machines, with different overclocks, and i different hardware... not to mention we dont know anything about the benchmarks that were used.

You must enjoy eating your own words, even though they taste like poo.
October 8, 2007 8:40:58 PM

8800GTX
8600GT
7600 GT OC
6800 OEM

...I'm not a serious gamer, so the 8800 is probably it for a while. ...wish it could do 40fps in Lost Planet @ 2560x1600...but that's okay. :??: 
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 8:41:43 PM

This is the only benchs of the HD2900 1024 DDR4 I have seen. Anybody?
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 8:43:28 PM

halcyon said:
8800GTX
8600GT
7600 GT OC
6800 OEM

...I'm not a serious gamer, so the 8800 is probably it for a while. ...wish it could do 40fps in Lost Planet @ 2560x1600...but that's okay. :??: 


If you are using VISTA, what do notice about having the two DX10 cards set up if anything. 8800GTX is a great card.
October 8, 2007 9:03:58 PM

badge said:
This is the only benchs of the HD2900 1024 DDR4 I have seen. Anybody?


once again, incorrect.

this is not a benchmark of the HD2900. That was a benchmark of some premade systems.
October 8, 2007 9:19:10 PM

badge said:
If you are using VISTA, what do notice about having the two DX10 cards set up if anything. 8800GTX is a great card.


No real complaints about the 8800GTX. I was hoping for better performance @ 2560x1600 (currently getting 20-27fps in DX10) in Lost Planet but it does a fine job at any lower resolution (>35fps), I'll not replace it for a while, I think.

The 8600GT? It is fine at low resolutions in my old Dell XPS600 (Pent D 840 (3.2Ghz)). It renders Supreme Commander fine @ 1360x768.

I'm not sure I answered your question though. :??: 
October 8, 2007 9:23:45 PM

englandr753 said:
I am running the EVGA 8800GTX ACS3 768MB video card in my main gaming rig and will wait until the price drops to go SLI. I score 10800 on Futuremark 06 which was a huge performance upgrade from my old system that barely scored 2000.


By the time your ready to buy another card NVidia will have a new card 2-4 times more powerful than both 8800GTX's. Two 8800 GTX's are whats needed to play Crysis on mostly high quality settings on the beta. at 1920x1200.
October 8, 2007 9:24:58 PM

I have never needed a super high end video card although I remember I paid the big bucks for an ATI all in wonder PCI card once. From that time on, there just did not seem to be much reason. When my 9600 pro died (2 weeks out of warranty) I just never pursued them much. Of course many of my clients shell out the money, as they like FPS gaming.

I am in the market just now for a PCI-E card which will give Vista a boost. Any suggestions?
October 8, 2007 9:28:25 PM

I can recommend the 8800GTX, is seems to do pretty well in my experience.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 9:29:22 PM

Apparently ATI's DX10 drivers need some revision. I am reading where DX9 and current ATI drivers combined with the HD2900XT DDR4 are clobbering the 8800GTX and rivaling the 8800Ultra in some games.

I too am looking for a VISTA DX10 card. The HD 2900PRO DDR4 looks promising.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 9:30:39 PM

halcyon said:
I can recommend the 8800GTX, is seems to do pretty well in my experience.


I wish I had a Plymouth 440 GTX. LOL.
October 8, 2007 9:30:54 PM

I looked at the 2900 Pro (1GB)...that does look, pretty promising, especially given its price.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 9:34:52 PM

Yeah. I hated to give up my cool NVIDIA 7900 GTO 512 for a more power hungry 2900 1024. My system runs so cool right now. Oh well, I am going to give the 2900 PRO DDR4 a shot for the price. GTX...I can only dream.
October 8, 2007 9:57:13 PM

The thing that steered me away from the 2900 series is that I read they were kinda of loud under load. Even under the influence and distraction of gaming, "Loud" is a four letter word, especially when associated with my rig.
a b U Graphics card
October 8, 2007 10:08:18 PM

Loud is bad in an office with clients and working with others. GTX is a great choice. 2900 uses more power which is a drawback for me. I have noticed the latest CATALYST drivers (7.8, 7.9) work very well for my x800's, x1800XT, and X1900GT. I'm using the x1900GT with VISTA and I like what I see. No DX10 which is where the slow development with the 2900 drivers appears to be. When the 8800 first came out there were driver issues. Your card is about a year 's worth of advancements in drivers. I had trouble with my 7900GTO Nvidia drivers with VISTA when the OS first came out. The last couple of Nvidia drivers for VISTA have worked real well. Sheeesh..the 2950, 8800GT's and 9800's are just around the corner. Reminds me of my 5950Ultra. Every time I start my machine I think of the bucks I spent for the 'LAME' performance I am left with today! I worked on a system with a 64MB RIVA TNT 2 the other day. Then I set up my Radeon ATI 9200 a couple of days ago. I don't game at all. So, all seems relevant to me.
October 8, 2007 10:22:28 PM

I've heard bad things about the nVidia drivers for VISTA, but I've not had any problems with the drivers. ...but I am getting my but kicked by the Mech in level 3 of Lost Planet. ...I suck @ games, but this is, indeed, fun.
October 8, 2007 11:22:19 PM

still have my good old 6800
October 8, 2007 11:32:04 PM

Vista drivers suffered with ym card, not only did I lose performance as all other cards btu due to bad SLI drivers I lost yet MORE performance. Switching back to XP gave me a 20% increase.

7950gx2 ftw!
October 9, 2007 12:15:47 AM

eVGA 7800gt
October 9, 2007 4:04:19 AM

voodoo 3 owns period
a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2007 6:00:58 PM

L1qu1d said:
voodoo 3 owns period


Set up the 2900Pro DDR4 in my main rig yesterday. The card defaulted to 500/1000 with the latest 7.9 catalyst drivers. I tried Riva Tuner, ATI Tray Tools, ATI Tool and AMD GPU Tools. The card fell flat on it's face and got a trip on the UPS truck back to the store for refund. I'm paying $350 for a 500/1000 video card? No way. Those go for $60 most days. Anyway, I'm looking at the 8800 series or will wait for the next round to buy. So much for the 2900Pro-A-Dud. I was not so lucky as this guy.

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=16...
October 10, 2007 6:47:28 PM

Old school BFG 7800GTX here still kickin'.
!