Matt Welke said:nVidia is the masters and world leader and pioneer of graphics cards!! They're awesome! Much better than the over-glorified ATI. Until I see a clearly better deal (on ATI's side) I'll stick with nVidia!
creedAMD said:You're from Canada, traitor!! Ati deserves the victory, I didn't think they were going to be able to beat the 6800u. I must have been smoking something hallucinagentic.
BoWser said:If i was to actually get a graphics card for $500 it would probably be the geforce 6800 ultra because of its drivers being less buggy. The preformance diffrence between it and the x800 isn't massive. I have just had too many issues with catalyst to recommend ati at this point, however it could just be because ati neglects the 8500LE
creedAMD said:Actually reviews show a different story. The Farcry bug is still there with nvidia cards.
And dx9 performance is dismal compared to the x800.
Vagrant Zero said:I couldn't agree more. There's something clearly wrong with Far Cry + 6800U and I'd wager it's not entirely [or even majorly] the 6800Us fault.
Call me crazy but I don't find that to be a valid statement. Sure the 6800U gets its ass handed to it in Far Cry, I'm not going to argue with you there. I'm going to argue with you on the fallacy of extrapolating the following:
Far Cry is a DX9 game
6800U suxs at FC
Therefore the 6800U sucks/is dissmal at DX9
If that were true we wouldn't see the 6800U holding its own in HL2 and STALKER. Granted the following benches are from early builds, so while not absolute, you'd have to be a rather assshit ati fanboy to dismiss them outright *cough* hellbinder *cough*. Regardless, I find them to be more valid than comparisions with most other games [since they're not really DX9 'heavy' and ToD sucked monkey balls ].
10% diff, clearly the X800XTPE leads, but I'd hardly call the performance of the 6800U to be 'dismal'.
Not only are the two closer here, but they both have 4xFSAA and 16XAA enabled. Not bad I'd say.
That has been my main gripe with Nv for awhile now there cards are just to damed power hungry bulky and you get no extra performance for that
Matt Welke said:Did you just call me a traitor, for being Canadian?! Or was it because I don't use shit for video cards?
Bad_Boy said:yeah i gotta agree with you there. the fx series had the same problem with far cry so im betting its a simple driver fix they havent gotten to yet. just because the 6800 scores a little lower doesnt mean it sucks. thats just like saying the x800xt sucks at a opengl game because it scores lower than a 6800
im just waiting for the retail 6800 benchmarks, nvidia says they will have performance increases from not being revison boards w/ beta drivers. and they claim to have their power delima fixed. (350w psu required, 480w for overclocking)
should be interesting.