hell no. I bet anything The reason it is not performing as well as it should is because the drivers. This better be faster than you guys are testing because I expected a lot more. Hmm all well Im still not buying a ATI untill the worlds burns over No more for me. Very bad luck. Maybe its because U guys used an Intel CPU and/or it didnt like something you had on there. I dont believe the results. Not yet anyways too early for me.
"If the Radeon 9700 Pro did not deliver a convincing victory on all fronts the R350 most certainly will, putting Nvidia in the back seat again." HOw can u say that>????? I mean you probably havent even seen the R350 and how do know for certain>???? I dont believe it until it comes out.
I dont know if Im getting one now. Depends if Nvidia pulls their head out of their you know what I think they could make this happen. I still think they made a really stupid decision on choosing the 128bit memory instead 256bit. To me that is why they bit the dust so far. They have only one more month before release. Maybe the NV35 will have something bettter than 256bit I doubt it but you never know. Buying FX is Pending at the moment.
yeah, I must admit that I had expected much more from the first release fx. I only just heard of the fx just after spending a large amount of money on my radeon. I was kicking myself for a few days until I made myself content with the still awsome performance that it gave. The fx article did however make me feel sort of warm and fuzzy inside. lol. However I'm sure nvidia has got more than a few tricks up their sleave yet.
Okay, I'll bite, if you don't 'buy into' our results do check Anand's results he's basically running the same set of tests, on a similar config, and he too draws the same conclusion.
On the other hand it's been awfully quiet at Nvidia, we usually get a call or an urgent email when we write something they don't agree with, since that hasn't happened I think it is safe to say that they know that the GeForce FX is lacking in the performance department.
But you know what, I'll meet you halfway, just tell me what setup you'd like us to test the GeForce FX with and I'll whip up a test system and rerun some of the tests. You can rest assured though that all our testing is done with the utmost care and attention to detail so as not to favor one card over another.
Just to add my five kilotons worth - I think the GeForceFX isn't worth it. Nvidia have managed to create so much hype about this card it's unbelievable. All the results to date show a 10% improvement over the 9700 Pro. However, the fast clock speeds required to achieve this require more power (75W for the FX compared to 57W for the 9700), and thus generate more heat. Apparently, the cooler fitted sounds like a vacuum cleaner. Since more and more people want quieter computers, I can't see this going down too well.
mmm all well Yes I believe u. Just wouldnt thought This would happen BUt NV35 maybe make up for this retarded choice my nvidia. heh all well I will just wait and see. I think i over reacted. You never know what will happen.
If I needed a top-of-the-line 3D graphics card today I'd buy a Radeon 9700 Pro, if I could wait another two months I'd opt for the R350 from ATi, provided that's out by then. If I got another six months I'd probably count on Nvidia to have an answer to the R300 (9700 Pro) and R350 from ATi ready and I'd see how well that stacks up.
Either case a Radeon 9700 Pro or the upcoming R350 look to be the best choice in the next four to six months. There's no way that Nvidia can brush up on the FX' performance by more than 10..20%, which won't be enough to truely beat the 9700 Pro, let alone it's successor, the R350.
Have good question to ask you,
Maybe the benchmark was done wrong. Maybe beta drivers issues of Fx ultra and ATi R9700 pro tune drivers should'nt be done. I myself start looking for a web-site that use brilliant sense of an sensible benchmark. A benckmark that compare GeForce beta driver against Ati RADEON™ 9700 PRO (old)beta driver.
So off I went to look for this magic combination of beta drivers Benchmarks. But unfortunately no such luck came about so maybe Sander Sassen mght be willing of a beta test of this sort. If nox or has seen a site that meet this requirement please paste that sucker on here and let's the debates begin.
Intill then it really a dead issues compare (Nv00d00 and ATi r9700 pro fine tune)drivers right now.
I believe you're not thinking things through here, the GeForce FX has been delayed by 6-months, thus Nvidia has had 6-months longer to perfect their drivers, so you can be assured there's not beta vs. pro drivers comparison here that's holding the GeForce FX back.
Furthermore Nvidia has been making performance claims of 40% over the Radeon 9700 Pro at launch, not a few months down the road, so if anybody you should be talking to Nvidia for hyping the performance of the GeForce FX beyond what it is factually able to deliver.