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Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Review
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We already saw this phenomenon in Windows XP and crossing over to Windows Vista or using Catalyst 8.3 changes nothing. AMD hasn't profiled Test Drive Unlimited to work in multi-GPU configurations. NVIDIA has done so. The result is a very large gap, with the 3870 X2 being two times slower on average than a simple 8800 Ultra. On the other hand, the 9800 GX2 widens the gap. There's a nuance here. It varies between 26% and 67% at 1920x1200, but the 512 MB limit reduces the gap to 33% and 18% at 2560x1600. This card, like the 8800 Ultra, can't run the game smoothly when antialiasing is on; 28 frames per second is too low for Test Drive Unlimited.

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    dwfresch , April 22, 2008 10:11 PM
    This author continues to refer to ATI as AMD in multiple articles. Not only does this bring into question this author's competence, it also causes me to question the accuracy of all articles on Tom's Hardware since the editors have overlooked such a blatant error.
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    ProphetMK1 , April 23, 2008 12:47 PM
    I am wondering about your competence. What does it matter if he refers to the parent company of ATI. If you aren't aware or have been MIA from the tech world in the last year. AMD owns ATI at a large 5.4 billion dollar so far debt that has yet to help my AMD shares.
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    AvatarC , May 5, 2008 7:23 AM
    I think you owe an apology to the site, dwfresch. When was the last time you visited www.ati.com and what did you first notice?
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    Anonymous , June 3, 2008 5:54 AM
    honestly, i know amd owns ati, but the two are totally seperate entities. the product solutions for one are different and when i talk about graphics card, i refer to them as ATI or NVIDIA, rather than AMD and Intel. If I stood up in front of you trying to convince you to gain our market share and talk to you about our products, im not going to say "The new AMD Radeon HD 3800 Series" because its NOT AMD, its ATI. And if i make simple stupid errors like that, how do you know that the rest of my information is right? My facts on resolution, memory bus, core speed, may all be just as wrong as getting the ACTUAL COMPANY NAME THAT PRODUCED THE PRODUCT wrong. Attention to detail gentleman. Having 200 cars isnt the same as having 500. Having a Mayback Exelero isnt the same as a Kia Rio. The LAPD is not the NYPD. Get the drift? Thank you
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2008 9:15 PM
    Its AMD NOT ATI, and I think the above comment has lost the point completely tbh.
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    Anonymous , June 16, 2008 4:36 PM
    aww yer ana a 550watt power supply
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    Anonymous , June 16, 2008 4:38 PM
    listen what is the best value for money graphics card that can play crysis cuz im upgrading with a 64 bit 3.06 gig hert processoer asus p5n sli and a gforce 7600GT
    so yer i dont wanna spend grands on my rig id b happy with a rig thats 80% up dere with the market cuz getting 100% up with the market is to expensive