Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by guezz, Aug 22, 2007.
That is a good overview. I have changed the section.
Nice job! :thumbup:
That is an incredibly informative, comprehensive guide. Thanks for taking the time to do it. That will no doubt help alot of people and maybe curb some of the "which card should I get: ATI xxxx or GeForce xxxx" posts.
The only thing I can think of to suggest would be this: It may be a little too much info for some people, and could overwhelm them. Perhaps an additional list "for dummies" could be included below your "bang for buck" section. A single list that lists every card, ATI and Nvidia simply by their performance, with no "extra" specs.
Something like this:
Thanks man!! that guide is going to help so many people , including myself. Thanks again for taking the time to post that up.
Yes, but it can change based on games too.
I will think about it, but no promises.
15 September 07: More correctly specified performance of 8800 GTS 320MB and R5X0s which are ALU heavy (e.g. X1900 XT). Added: “Shader heavy games” section under R5X0 and some games which require SM3.0 under NV4X’s SM3.0 section. Updated: “Bang for Buck” cards.
thanks for thread..
i honestly think this the best post i have read about GPUs and it is very accurate information
29 October 07: Added: X2900 Pro and 8800 GT. Updated: “Bang for Buck” cards.
10 November 07: Added: HD 2900 GT.
03 December 07: Added: HD 3850, HD 3870, 8800 GTS SSC and 8800 GTS 512MB. Updated: performance of 8800 GTS and 8800 GTX to better reflect the influence of newer games when compared to previous generation and adjusted a bit upwards for HD 2900 GT. Updated: “Bang for Buck” cards. Corrected: 8800 GT supports DL-HDCP.
Another link with even more card comparison. Using this thread and this link..has given me GREAT info.
Although there are a few small things in there I disagree with I can't prove them wrong without digging up a bunch of benchmarks... that and I forgot all but one of them by now, lol.
Anyway you wrote that the 6800 XT AGP can be unlocked to 12x1/6vp. I used to have one of these once upon a time and I know for a fact they can be unlocked to 16x1/6vp. Yep can go from 8 to 16.
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29 January 08: Added: HD 3870 X2. Updated: “Bang for Buck”.
21 February: Added: 8800 GS, 9600 GT and HD 3650. Corrected: HD 3870 X2 performance. Updated: “Bang for Buck”.
nVidia is currently dominating the "Bang for Buck" list.
ummm.... some corrections are required
1. the 3870 X2 has 640 unified shaders not 320
2. the crossfire technology no longer requires external cables and
3. with the hybrid crossfire u can put any 3XX0 cards in crossfire mode and u dont need a master or a slave card :banana:
3. It will be included after the release in March.
oops! my bad
23 March: Added: 9800 GX2, CrossFire X and Hybrid CrossFire. Updated: “Bang for Buck”.