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zoomy942
06-01-04, 02:02 PM
i have my wonderful 5900se and it OC'ed and all that, and i am getting a 6800 GT, but one thing... i am playing thief iii, which using alot of lighting, and far cry, which is ati friendly. i am thinking about picking this up

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-286R&depa=0

just to try it out in the games i listed. i have never owned ati, but my thing is... would it be worth the trouble? i mean.. how much differnt will it run? i havent found anyone that will say how the ATI preformance is in thief, so i dont have good reference point..

evilchris
06-01-04, 02:05 PM
i have my wonderful 5900se and it OC'ed and all that, and i am getting a 6800 GT, but one thing... i am playing thief iii, which using alot of lighting, and far cry, which is ati friendly. i am thinking about picking this up

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-286R&depa=0

just to try it out in the games i listed. i have never owned ati, but my thing is... would it be worth the trouble? i mean.. how much differnt will it run? i havent found anyone that will say how the ATI preformance is in thief, so i dont have good reference point..

The theif III demo runs like total ass on my 9800 Pro 128MB. I don't know if that is because the demo has its own seperate issues or not though.

GlowStick
06-01-04, 02:07 PM
I woulnt buy a new video card for theif III, espically not a 9800pro, preformance will be not that great. That game seems to run like crap on everyones system...

But though the demo i didnt find any situations where i really needed high fps like a first person shooter.

But the only thing that will take on the game is next gen cards.

zoomy942
06-01-04, 02:11 PM
haha, i should have added in my startup post, that ia m keeping vnidia, not only cause i love everything about it and all the nvidiot stuff (which i am) but i am hoping that OpenGL in Doom 3 will be worth it.

whats odd, is that popel are only getting about 10 frames more with the 6800.

nForceMan
06-01-04, 02:30 PM
and far cry, which is ati friendly
What?

http://www.pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/x800_vs_6800u/farcry-1600AA-AF.png

Yes, maybe ati friendly, but it likes NVIDIA as well. ;)

would it be worth the trouble?
I don't think so. :)

zoomy942
06-01-04, 02:54 PM
this is why i come here for advice..


I, my friends.. stand corrected. and here i was, thinmking about crossing over to the dark side :) (ATI). whew.. thanks guys.

smeagol
06-01-04, 03:20 PM
What?

http://www.pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/x800_vs_6800u/farcry-1600AA-AF.png

Yes, maybe ati friendly, but it likes NVIDIA as well. ;)


I don't think so. :)

Edited: as Steeda does not like coughing

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/radeon%20x800%20pro%20xt_05040480526/2122.png
http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/radeon x800 pro xt_05040480526/2121.png
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/geforce_6800_ultra_extreme/images/fc1280.gif
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/geforce_6800_ultra_extreme/images/farcry1600.gif

Omega53
06-01-04, 03:22 PM
^^I love my x800 pro :D

smeagol
06-01-04, 03:28 PM
^^I love my x800 pro :D

And right you are. Its' a great card. As is the 6800GTS once available.
:)

Jarred
06-01-04, 03:29 PM
And right you are. Its' a great card. As is the 6800GTS once available.
:)

walked into best buy th other day, they had a pre-order box for the x800pro for 500bucks.

edit: it was funny too, it looked all bashed up like someone had come to buy it and was upset that it wasn't there. ...should have gotten a picture.

smeagol
06-01-04, 03:32 PM
walked into best buy th other day, they had a pre-order box for the x800pro for 500bucks.

edit: it was funny too, it looked all bashed up like someone had come to buy it and was upset that it wasn't there. ...should have gotten a picture.

:rofl

Jarred
06-01-04, 03:33 PM
:rofl

people shouldn't buy hardware from best buy anyway.

nForceMan
06-01-04, 04:06 PM
*cough*
Do NOT compare 1.0 to 1.1 results!
Anyway, your coughing doesn't help. ;)

zoomy942
06-01-04, 04:21 PM
why not? whats the difference?
1.0 vs 1.1?

evilchris
06-01-04, 04:38 PM
Do NOT compare 1.0 to 1.1 results!
Anyway, your coughing doesn't help. ;)

I'm so sick of the lame "coughing" people do in posts. It's pointless, and almost as gay as saying "meh".

Do people who do the cough thing think they are funny? Does anyone see that in a post and go:

"OMFG ROFL I GET IT AHAAHAHAHAHAH HE COUGHED WHILE SAYING THAT!!!!"

Oh, and I suppose the AF tests in those graphs are invalid since ATI is cheating in AF using their *COUGH COUGH COUGH* "optimizations" *COUGH HACK VOMIT COUGH *

Riptide
06-01-04, 04:43 PM
steeda, you have a gift for sarcasm don't you? :)

smeagol
06-01-04, 04:44 PM
I'm so sick of the lame "coughing" people do in posts. It's pointless, and almost as gay as saying "meh".

Do people who do the cough thing think they are funny? Does anyone see that in a post and go:

"OMFG ROFL I GET IT AHAAHAHAHAHAH HE COUGHED WHILE SAYING THAT!!!!"

Oh, and I suppose the AF tests in those graphs are invalid since ATI is cheating in AF using their *COUGH COUGH COUGH* "optimizations" *COUGH HACK VOMIT COUGH *

Edited as you seem to get all sick of couching. Calm down. Getting that excited is not good for your health.

nForceMan
06-01-04, 05:31 PM
Oh, and I suppose the AF tests in those graphs are invalid since ATI is cheating in AF using their *COUGH COUGH COUGH* "optimizations" *COUGH HACK VOMIT COUGH *
:lol2: That COUGH stuff was awesome. :rofl

Steeda, now you owe me a tasty tuna-sandwich because I had to spit it out while I was reading your post. ;)

smeagol
06-01-04, 05:32 PM
:lol2: That COUGH stuff was awesome. :rofl

Steeda, now you owe me a tasty tuna-sandwich because I had to spit it out while I was reading your post. ;)

And a glassex do clean your monitor?
:)

nForceMan
06-01-04, 05:36 PM
Edited: as Steeda does not like coughing
OK, let's see the 1.1 results as well:

http://www.pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/x800_vs_6800u/farcry11-1600AA-AF.png

smeagol
06-01-04, 05:41 PM
OK, let's see the 1.1 results as well:

http://www.pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/x800_vs_6800u/farcry11-1600AA-AF.png

You forgot to show this one:
http://www.pclab.pl/zdjecia/artykuly/pila/x800_vs_6800u/farcry11-1600.png

OWA
06-01-04, 06:06 PM
You forgot to show this one:

Probably b/c most think you should bench the high-end cards with AA and AF on.

muzz
06-01-04, 08:37 PM
walked into best buy th other day, they had a pre-order box for the x800pro for 500bucks.

edit: it was funny too, it looked all bashed up like someone had come to buy it and was upset that it wasn't there. ...should have gotten a picture.

LMAO!!
I can hear the poor BB employee crying from under the shelving now heheh
"Please sir please stop, the corners of the box really hurt!"

heheheh