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Old 01-07-06, 12:36 AM   #1
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Talking 6800 GT whips X800XT in Quake 4!!

Switched from ATI X800XT to Nvidia 6800 GT because of crappy Quake 4 performance.... man am I happy I did. Although some benchmarks show the X800XT faster in Quake 4, the real world does not agree. When you start the game and go into the the first room with windows, right before that monster blasts through the pipes and you get your first objective.... well, my ATI card would get max 29FPS in a certain spot (entry to window room, looking up from hallway) with 2XAA and HQ at 1024x768... and it would be real choppy in the room. The constant jumps from 60FPS to under 30FPS were driving me nuts. Well, now with the 6800 GT, the exact same spot is 47 - 49 FPS, and the window room is smooth as silk. The game runs smoother, and I'm a real happy camper. I will only miss Truform in Morrowind! And I will certainly NOT miss the slow and bloated Catalyst Control Center!
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Old 01-07-06, 12:42 AM   #2
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Welcome to the dark side. :

Enjoy... Nvidia makes kickass cards and there drivers
are second to none.
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Old 01-07-06, 12:43 AM   #3
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6800 GT whips X800XT in Quake 4!!
And that's a surprise ?
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Old 01-07-06, 09:27 AM   #4
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Quake 4 performance is great with this card, even at 1280 x 1024 @ HQ. (AMD 64 3700+ San Diego, 4x512 ram)
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Old 01-07-06, 07:44 PM   #5
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Doom3 / Quake4 was written for the Nv cards. The X800 would be better in anything D3d especially when AA is enabled. If you only play one game, Q4, then congratz otherwise Im not sure I'd be all that happy.
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Old 01-07-06, 09:16 PM   #6
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Doom3 / Quake4 was written for the Nv cards.
Actually, Nvidia designed it's cards with Doom3 in mind.
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Old 01-07-06, 11:12 PM   #7
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Doom3 / Quake4 was written for the Nv cards. The X800 would be better in anything D3d especially when AA is enabled. If you only play one game, Q4, then congratz otherwise Im not sure I'd be all that happy.
I don't know about that.... my 3DMark05 did go down 10%, but 3DMark03 went UP 5%. I am still getting an insane 120FPS in UT2004 with 4xAA and 8xAF in the rez I use.
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It's an OpenGL game, so of course an nVidia card is going to perform better than a comparable ATi card.
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I don't know about that.... my 3DMark05 did go down 10%, but 3DMark03 went UP 5%. I am still getting an insane 120FPS in UT2004 with 4xAA and 8xAF in the rez I use.
And 3Dmark really doesn't mean anything whatsoever. Not in terms of how a card handles games. The 6800GTs were/are great cards.
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It's an OpenGL game, so of course an nVidia card is going to perform better than a comparable ATi card.
A situation which was/is slated to be improved with the R5** series.
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A situation which was/is slated to be improved with the R5** series.

The X1800XT is faster than a 7800 GTX 256 with AA / AF enabled now.

ATI has always excelled when aa/af is enabled. The X1800XT series is the same, check the newer reviews with updated Catalysts. The X1800XT rocks with eye candy on. I use an LCD so my preferred res is 1280x1024 with 6x/8x on. The X1800XT does 6x at less performance hit than 4x and looks just flat out amazing!!
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my 6600GT probobly can beat a x800XT in quake4 cause ati cant write drivers for ****...
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