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Supreet Virdi Sep 16, 2005, 01:12pm EDT Report Abuse
While, few peoples are already jumping 'high' on beds after watching Nvidia Geforce7 7800GTX' beating X1800XT, it would be good idea to wait what other websites has to say about it, sure it does gives you hint how X1800XT going to perform for now.

OpenGL has always been a weakness of ATI, somehow their optimizations for OpenGL games seems quite un-professional, but it doesn't mean they are poor in OpenGL, on Doom 3 it was quite certain Nvidia cards would show superior performance over ATI cards, that game is made on OpenGL platform and is also tweaked to work better with Nvidia cards, Splinter Cell is another prime example of that. More Benchmarks of BF2, Halo, Unreal Tournament & 3D Mark may turn the table upside down.

Lets see what it has to offer with their upcomming drivers...because recently I came to know X1800XL scores almost 7000 Points in 3D Mark 05' and beats the X850XT Platinum Edition card, so X1800XT should give atleast 8000 Points in 3D Mark 05' if not 8600, which is 800 extra points compared to Geforce7 7800GTX'


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varun rao Sep 16, 2005, 01:16pm EDT Report Abuse
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this just might be true.. for other reasons.... ATI feel that the test board wasnt even the R520.
http://www.guru3d.com/newsitem.php?id=3069

My view on this accusation spree:
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/48955/

Not going to draw any more conclusions on anything till the official benchmarks are out. If Sanders numbers stick , then ATI can go screw themselves for living in denial.

However a first look that supports Sanders finds:
http://www.hkepc.com/hwdb/r520firstlook-e.htm

"As the card maker doesn't wish to reveal the R520 performance yet, but we can confirm that R520 at 24pp or 32pp will not be lower than that of the GeForce 7800GTX. Even though the 32pp and 24pp R520 mass production will face some difficulties, but the 16 pipelines R520 using the 90nm core will be clocked high to maintain a certain level of competitiveness"

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Russel Pepper Sep 16, 2005, 01:48pm EDT Report Abuse
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Perhaps I came off wrong in a different thread. I posted this morning to state that ATi seems to be using the tortoise and hare approach to their products. Slow and steady may win the race, but they haven't proven in the past that placing all my faith in them to ultimately claim victory in this generation is the right choice. I hope they prove me wrong, and I can't wait to see the benchmarks.

System Specs:
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Mobo
AMD Athlon X2 4400+ Toledo
XFX GeForce 7800GTX (490/1300)
2GB Corsair XMS Pro DDR400 RAM
Sep 17, 2005, 05:50am EDT Report Abuse
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Nothing to do with the R520 but something I find really odd is over at AnandTech's site there are benchmarks comparing SLI to Crossfire. And those numbers are very different then the ones posted here. Some of the numbers do match, very few though.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2477&p=1

Why is Nvidia SLI so low compared to the benchmarks here? If its an AF setting, I've never seen a 40fps drop going from no AF to 8xAF, even 16xAF.

Normally I wouldnt even mention it, but these numbers between these 2 sites, for the majority, are vastly different. If someone with benchmarking experience would care to explain what they think the cause of this difference may be?

Supreet Virdi Sep 17, 2005, 01:38pm EDT Report Abuse
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Interesting Article there, Crossfire shows good performance !

Nice performance by 2 x X850XT PE in Crossfire, I can assume that with 2 x X1800XT. Just wondering about X1800XT PE and X1850XT PE...hmmmm..ATI sure has something better in mind ;)

Sean Costello Sep 17, 2005, 01:44pm EDT Report Abuse
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Guys you should cool it down on making the X1800XT threads, this is like your 100th one, we kinda get the point...

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varun rao Sep 17, 2005, 01:54pm EDT Report Abuse
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Well both SLI and Crossfire depend very heavily on drivers and hardware(peripherals).. so I guess with the right setup u can extract better perfomance from multi VPU systems.

I personally dont think that there has been misrepresentation on this site. A favourable personal view maybe, but the numbers have always added up. So again, lets just wait till the 'official' reviews come out before we pull out the scimitars.

If there is an improvement, but only by say 5-12 FPS in comparison to the benches suplied by Sanders contacts, then you know for sure that the board was genuine and that ATI have just fine tuned the drivers.

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Supreet Virdi Sep 17, 2005, 02:00pm EDT Report Abuse
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Sander never disappointed me in the past with his Articles, lets just hope for the best !





sa sdffa Sep 26, 2005, 05:31pm EDT Report Abuse
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you are all so naiv...

p lahde Sep 27, 2005, 10:08am EDT Report Abuse
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Spotted this at http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=477628 also http://www.hardspell.com/news/showcont.asp?news_id=17796

ATi Radeon X1800XL sample vs. nVIDIA Geforce 7800GT, in AMD Athlon 64-FX 55 + Gigabyte nForce 4 SLi + Geil DDR400 x2 (CL 2-2-2-5) scores 7016 at 3DMark 05 and nVIDIA Geforce 7800GT scores 7307.



 

    
 
 

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