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Old 01-29-03, 10:52 AM   #14
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Default I am NOT trying to be insulting/argumentative/confrontational, but...

Originally posted by intercede007
Ohh..and BTW, I'd never buy an ATi product, so how am I a fanATIc?
...this doesn't make you a fanATIc, but it would pretty much put you in the nVidiot category.

Piece-o-advice that took me a real long time to figure out; don't fall for the fanboy trap on either side, base you gaming budget on a product-by-product basis rather than any brandname loyalty. Both companies have their strong points, both companies have pulled their fair shair of cheap tricks...

...just get the best product for your needs and try and ignore the hype.

Honest, it's what I do now and I've never been happier. I started off a hopeless fanATIc until I picked up me Silura GF2 MX400, then my eyes were opened that I'd been limiting meself for too long.

I game on a GF3 (240/530) right now because I like how it games a lot better than me 8500 (320/320). It benches 1,000 onions or so lower, but who the f-ck cares? Benchies got their place and I probably like them better than most folks, but I want a card in me box that I can FRAG with more than anything else!

I'm not currently gaming with me GF3 or 8500, I got a loaner to review that I'm behind on the review on due to some pesonal family issues. (My dog is sick...actually she's old and on her final days and I'm not letting anything distract me from the important things, but that's too depressing to get into right now. Let's leave it at "family issues" ) I can't talk about the card I'm using 'til I get the review up, but it's impressing the HELL out of me with it's flat-out gaming abilities. (It cracked 10K on Bubble's for me too in 3dm2k1se playing around OCing it, so I got absolutely NO bichtes there either!) I'm returning it this weekend, but I plan to be buying one soon....I am just that impressed by it!

Too much babbling, but me point is still valid. Don't fall for the fanboy trap on either side, make up your own mind. Don't let the company PR & hype "ownerz" you!

EDITED BITS: I put "do" instead of "due" and just couldn't handle having to look at mother was an English Prof before she turned to the darkside. (The real darkside...LAW! )

EDITED BITS II: "their" instead of "there". Damn, no more long posts for me when I'm still on me first pot-o-coffee!
[SIZE=1][I]"It was very important to us that NVIDIA did not know exactly where to aim. As a result they seem to have over-engineered in some aspects creating a power-hungry monster which is going to be very expensive for them to manufacture. We have a beautifully balanced piece of hardware that beats them on pure performance, cost, scalability, future mobile relevance, etc. That's all because they didn't know what to aim at."
-R.Huddy[/I] [/SIZE]

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