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The Benchmarks are in!

By F1N3ST
Nov 28, 2006
  1. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Yea but he wants a low priced DirectX 10 card, not DX9. And running games on max with older technology won't be the same this generation. DX10 is NOT backward compatible with DX9 so if you have DX9 card, far from running on high/max with older tech, you won't be able to run then at all.
     
  2. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    Those are very good scores for a 7600gt ,

    But why run old 3dmark benchmarks, that are meaningless,
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Lol, this is old thread :)
     
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    Most games will be able to run on either DX9 OR DX10. Crysis, the first DX10 game, will run on DX9. And according to the developers, the DX10 version will offer nothing more than better speed (of course, if you have a DX10 card).

    Trust me, probably somewhat along 5% of all gamers will buy Vista AND some fast (not something like a 8300GS) DX10 card. And if all new games were DX10, then practically no one would get them (other than those 5% of them).
     
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Well that makes me feel a helluva lot better about going for SLI 7950s. Lol.
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I might get a X1950XT card soon :)
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    I would wait for the 8600GT, I saw the specs somewhere, 128-bit memory.
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    128 bit? Meh, it should have a 256 bit bus... But lets wait for the benchmarks :)
     
  9. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    HAHAHA! 128-bit? AGAIN, HAHAHA!

    Really, I got my X850XT for 120$ (which was 400$ a year or two ago), I'll get the X1950XTX the same way. And given that the X1950XTX rivals the 8800GTS (and GTX in crossfire!) and BEATS it on several benchmarks, it's a much better choice with a 256-bit bus and 512MB of ram (GDDR4 2000MHz I believe).

    Trading off features (that are not going to be actually REQUIRED) for raw speed is a good idea.
     
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I'd like to see links to those claims if possible. I am contemplating getting an 8800GTX so those might just change my mind.
     
  11. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Those claims are.... questionable. There is a huge performance gap between a X1950XTX and a 8800GTS or GTX. No way that the X1950 comes even close. Maybe on Oblivion which seems to favor ATI cards over Nvidia, but not all gaming is limited to The Elder Scrolls IV.
     
     
  12. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Rookie Posts: 2,407   +6

    When are the R600 cards gonna be released?
     
  13. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,088

    Well 128-bit mamory means 64 stream processors, so it is not bad at all.
     
  14. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    Guys, check out this site: http://www.crysis-online.com/Information/System Requirements/
    It shows the min. and recommended specs for Crysis. I'll be able to run it quite good (recommends 7600GT) with my X850XT PE, let alone an X1950XTX (a post on that site said that some guy's X1900XT ran Crysis at practically max quite well).

    Not only that, but it makes use of multiple threads! Finally, my OCed X2 3800+ will be fully tortured!

    Hmm... Sorry man I can't find them. But I swear I saw somewhere the X1950XTX beating the 8800GTX by a few FPS... As for the GTS though, the X1950XTX is roughly the same speed and beats it on some benchmarks (check out a few sites). Oh well, I could see why people would go for the GTS, with it being DX10 and all (and cheaper than the X1950XTX I believe........ for now).
     
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