I expected there to be a lot of fanfare and reviews over the new Titanium series upon release, but sweet mother of pearl! Everywhere I go there's another Geforce Ti review, with graph after graph after graph. And the moment the 8500's become available, I can just imagine that no hardware website will be able to do anything except post 8500 reviews, Ti 500 reviews, or Ti 500 vs. 8500 reviews.
I think this is the first time in my life I've gotten sick of looking at benchmarks. That's it, the fat lady's sung, somebody declare me dead and bury me
"Laziness is a talent to be cultivated like any other" - Walter Slovotsky
They have! Look at the preview! It was about as fast as the GeForce3 Ti 500 in 3DMark2001. This basically means it will perform roughly as well as the Ti500 in DirectX8 games. Older games don't matter! They're fast enough already!
AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by AMD_Man on 10/03/01 03:55 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
would making a geforce 3 quadro give a performance boost in games?
or is it only the geforce 2 ultra that can be modded into the other card.
Oh yea and just how hard is it to do an insane voltage mod and heavily overclock the GPU and MEM?
Bottom line for me is, it doesn't matter which is slightly faster than the other, if, as seems likely, the Radeon 8500 has better picture quality than Geforce3 whatever series and the drivers are ok, I'll buy the Radeon...these cards are so damn fast that speed really isn't an issue anymore currently.
I don't doubt ATI, their tech support is next to none (or maybe that's cause I live a few minutes away from their main headquarters in Thornhill). They replaced my defective ATI TV WONDER Card within a couple of days! AMAZING! I haven't seen any other company do that! From previous experience with ATI, they don't release drivers often, but when they do release a driver you get lots of new features and a huge performance gain. ATI RAGE PRO TURBO anyone?
AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor