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LOL, too early for anyone to crown a winner. The X800XT and 6800 Ultra are hardly out yet (lucky enough to get mine though ). The bottom line is the consumer is the winner because no matter which way you go, you win. These two top cards are so even, nobody can decare a winner right now, just the way it is.(May 4, 2004)
OBLIVIONLORD said:I would have to agree with you on that scott and I do hope that is exactly what happenes in the finnal HL2 but, I just know micamica1217 will find a hole in their test somewhere or somehow. LOL
Well, here's what we can say about performance leaving quality aside? (By the way, optimisations were on in NVIDIA products, as they are enabled by default in ATI ones and there's no way to disable them in the settings panel).
Surely, actual games are harder for NVIDIA, but we shouldn't forget that the company has the habit not to lay its cards on the table till a certain moment, so it definitely must have some reserves.
Much will depend on the prices and PSU features (considering 6800 Ultra needs about 460-480 W).
Nandro said:Someone needs to find the faults with the reviews. It keeps them honest and objective. Honestly there is no perfect way to do a reviw like this or even benchmark, unless you use every driver and every combination of hardware and every resolution and combination of AA AF as different hardware, settings, drivers may benefit a certain architecture or benchmark. He's actually got me looking for flaws in reviews, although I would bet I'm not as thurough.
Dragonprince said:That nvNews link review looks like all the rest of them out there and provides nothing really new or even interesting. Clearly the 6800 Ultra owns OpenGL titles. Also clearly the XT owns DX titles, nothing new there. Also as mica points out clearly we have another review site that lacks the technical ability to understand what features of a card they are testing. Also why is it that they only provide OC'd results on some of the Ultra tests? Are they implying that the XT cant OC, or that they do not know how? I understand its an Utlra review but still, if your gonna post OCing results for one card they should do it for all.