XGI Review & Benchies (BETA)

Discussion in 'Videocards vs General Purpose - NVIDIA Ageia PhysX' started by boomermage, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. boomermage

    boomermage Guest

    Looks like Toms Hardware has published bencharks of the top of the line XGI card.

    http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphic/20031107/index.html

    It unfortuantely doesn't look too promising. Of course I will respect the fact that the drivers were Beta and incomplete and give it another look when everything is final. It looks like the price point is going to be very competitive but I'll tell you IMO if you want to have any part of the graphics card market you have to own the high end. A manufacturers flagship card helps create an image of performance for the midrange and entry level cards. It's the same as why car companies support race teams.

    Oh well.. It is what it is..
     
  2. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    They're still ind evelopment, hopefully new drivers wills ort things out, what i did like was this
    if thats $300 for the V8 duo, that's insane! :p
     
  3. boomermage

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    Well that's really what its all about, competition. With a third player not only will their stuff be cheaper but it will drag down everyones prices.

    Of course that is assuming it can compete which, at this point, doesn't look good.

    I'll cross my fingers though =)
     
  4. Rukee

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    whadya meen it don`t look good??
    They have a BETA card with BETA drivers and it keeps up to all but the very fasted from the two leaders.....
    I`d say those are very impressive results for a totaly BETA first run set-up.
     

  5. r3claim3r

    r3claim3r Ancient Guru

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    I have serious issues about a card that requires two plugs from your power supply to function properly. Looks like this card is a real power user (in terms of electricity.)

    Up until the Radeon 9700 Pro, all a video card's power input came from the motherboard. The R9700 Pro changed that. Now, the motherboard no longer has adequate output to run such a graphics card. Usually such a graphics card means you need a heftier power supply.

    Now, to run the XGI V8 Volari Duo, you need two plugs into the bloody thing. Even more power required. When will this stop?
     
  6. Rukee

    Rukee Guest

    the two plugs seem redundant to me....why two??
    the two GPUs should be able to share the one plug.
     
  7. reever

    reever Master Guru

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    This doesnt look so promising. It makes me wonder what beta drivers has to do with the deviation in the timedemo scores. No matter how early the drivers are, you shouldn't get results as varied as that, and the filtering quality is sub-par, looks like the blurred trident filtering
     
  8. -Cerberus-

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    Wow, the final release better really be something, because those benchmarks suck.
     
  9. r3claim3r

    r3claim3r Ancient Guru

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    If XGI is able to get their final products to be competetive, that's good for us. Competition is good for the customers and it will drive the prices downward.:D
     
  10. Jhetski

    Jhetski The Lonely Guru

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    well its still beta. i hope it wont be like nvidia drivers which almost a year to be fully optimized
     

  11. TheReproducer

    TheReproducer Ancient Guru

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    hmm, from the screenies of the control panel it seems the Volari will only support up to x4 AF...wtf???
     
  12. nm+

    nm+ Don Cappuccino Staff Member

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    Unlike Nvidia XGI won't be allowed a year to tweak drivers after its release. They need to be good with minimal bugs at release. I really want them to be sweet, esp if they're affordable.
     
  13. TheReproducer

    TheReproducer Ancient Guru

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    But seriously, only x4 AF on a card that is on par with 5900 and 9800 at the very least...what's the point?
     
  14. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    Perhaps it does it better?
    Don't forget that it differs from card to card.
     
  15. Zapmaster

    Zapmaster Sherlock Guru

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    I will be getting one of those cards when they start coming out, sure an FX 5900/ R 9800 may be better ,but I think I'll take a gamble and get one of those cards.
     

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