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    The New ATI Cards VS 8800GT

    Ok i am happy i didn't buy the nvidia card yet couse those new ati cards look faster.
    I have to chose between the "Sapphire HD3870" And the "NX8800 GT"

    Here are the full specs of each card.

    ///////////////////////
    //Sapphire HD3870//
    //////////////////////
    Powerconnection
    1 x 6-pin (PCie)
    Max. use ca. 110 Watt (on stres)


    Grafische chip
    Type Radeon HD3870
    Speed 775 MHz
    Stream Processors 320
    Shader Model 4.0


    memory
    Capacitie 512 MB aanwezig
    Type GDDR4
    Speed 2400 MHz
    Interface 256 bit


    RAMDAC
    1. RAMDAC 400 MHz
    2. RAMDAC 400 MHz


    Resolutions
    1024x768x32Bit 200 Hz
    1280x1024x32Bit 170 Hz
    1600x1200x32Bit 120 Hz
    2048x1536x32Bit 85 Hz
    2560x1600x32Bit 60 Hz (Dual Link)


    MPEG2
    Weergave Ja
    Encoding Nee


    Direct connections
    2 x DVI-I Uitgang
    2 x met HDCP
    2 x Dual Link
    1 x S-Video Uitgang


    Connections on adapter
    1 x VGA Uitgang
    1 x HDMI
    1 x Componenten Uitgang (3x Cinch)
    //////////////////////////////////////////

    /////////////////
    //NX8800 GT//
    ////////////////

    Power Connection
    1 x 6-pin (PCie)
    Max. use ca. 102 Watt (on stres)


    Grafichs chip
    Type NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
    Snelheid 660 MHz
    Shader-speed 1650 MHz
    Shader Model 4.0
    Full Screen Anti Aliasing 8
    Anisotropische filtering 16
    DirectX Versie 10
    OpenGL Versie 2.0


    Memory
    Capacitie 512 MB aanwezig
    Type GDDR3
    Speed 1900 MHz
    Interface 256 bit


    RAMDAC
    1. RAMDAC 400 MHz
    2. RAMDAC 400 MHz


    Resolutions
    1024x768x32Bit 200 Hz
    1280x1024x32Bit 170 Hz
    1600x1200x32Bit 120 Hz
    2048x1536x32Bit 85 Hz
    2560x1600x32Bit 60 Hz (Dual Link)


    MPEG2
    Display Yes
    Encoding No


    Direct connections
    2 x DVI-I Uitgang
    2 x met HDCP
    2 x Dual Link
    1 x S-Video
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    The Nvidia Card costs 269,- Euros and the ATI card costs 229,- Euros.
    And by looking at the numbers the ati card seems faster and cheaper?
    Thanks for the advice.

    #2
    they're different core architectures. you can just compare the numbers. look at the benchmarks. nvidia's high end performs better.

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      #3
      From all the articles I have read and the benchmarks that have been presented thus far I would have to say that the 8800 GTs are still the better buy. Unless you are an ATI purist then you should probably just save up and for a little more get the 8800GT 512 or just get the 512 and run it at lower resolutions and you should still get better frames. Its cool ATI made some nice cards but still they don't compete with the G92 ... but that one that is coming out early next year that has dual gpus well that will most likely be the new king of the hill unless Nvidia comes with a card that has dual G92 gpus and a little more than 1 GB of Video Ram ... now that may be a card worth spending $700-$800 for.

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        #4
        That's another thing that people need to consider -- efficiency.

        You can have a GPU clocked higher than another GPU, doesn't necessarily mean it will perform faster. They actually ran a stresstest with a Geforce 6 overclocked to a comparable RadeonX with some pipes locked down on some website... turns out that the GeForce with X pipes and Y clock rates performed faster than a Radeon with the same X pipes and Y clock rates. (Meaning the pipes are more efficient).

        Again, numbers mean nothing except 1... FPS.

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          #5
          So i still could better go for the Nvidia?

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            #6
            What do you mean?

            The 8800GT outperforms the new ATI cards without breaking sweat really. The new ATI card might be king of the hill when it comes to price-to-performance-ratio, but not really by much considering the 8800GT's already formidable value.

            And I'm no Nvidia fanboy either - before I started reasearching on what rig to get a month or 2 back, I was so sure I'd have an AMD/ATI system just like my previous one had been. How wrong I was.

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              #7
              So ill take that as a yes and ill go for the Nvidia and i must say Ati is strange i have 1 right now Sapphire Radeon HD2400 Pro 512mb and sometimes i get these weird things on my screen they come in all colours . But i only have this problem with xp so its probably drivers related

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                #8
                general rule of thumb:

                nVidia makes the latest technology
                ATI copies it, and makes it faster.
                somehow, nVidia always get the job done better though...


                IMO, based on following graphics cards since the TNT series.

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                  #9
                  I'd have to disagree... in the era of 9800 and x850 and X1950 ATI was very good, slightly ahead of Nvidia in term of speed. What happened all of a sudden?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mosh View Post
                    I'd have to disagree... in the era of 9800 and x850 and X1950 ATI was very good, slightly ahead of Nvidia in term of speed. What happened all of a sudden?
                    What happened is that ATI had huge problems with their cards that were due out this year, and so they had to skip it alltogether. They are just getting back on track with these 3800 series.

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                      #11
                      Look here http://www.gamespot.com/features/618...le;picks;img;4 The only game a single 3870 beats a 8800gt is bioshock for sum weird odd reason, but the rest the 8800gt is far superior.

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                        #12
                        http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3151&p=6

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                          #13
                          I'm curious what the upcoming R680 will be capable of, but I'm not getting my hopes up or my money ready.

                          http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...4023&Itemid=34

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                            #14
                            Glad ATI's still making an effort. Been bouncing back and forth between them and nvidia for years. Since 3dfx went away...

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dickbird View Post
                              Glad ATI's still making an effort. Been bouncing back and forth between them and nvidia for years. Since 3dfx went away...
                              I think NVIDIA bought out 3DFX long ago! About 2001 if I,m not mistaken!

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