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A quick pick-me-up to GTX/GTS card owners

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Atnevon, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Atnevon

    Atnevon

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    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to slide in and make a quick little comment.

    It seems with the release, many people got the "gotta get the new stuff" fever. Well, its not as bad as we see. I see people run the benchmarks, tests, and test frame rates of card and show the differences. Well, I just want to let it go out there that we seem to miss the point of what alot are going for. The games...

    Just remember. Don't be to p.o.ed that something came out at a great price and you feel bummed you got something else. Still, the 8800 GTS/GTX are still GREAT cards for todays games. They have there differences, but as long as you get frames that don't jump around and stay consistent, it really doesn't matter. Don't let the benchmarkers out there get in the way of your fun. So you get 1000 points less. Not like its a 10000 point difference.

    I just want to show this because I came from a laptop (as my quote...gaming system in college) with a x600 in it, to the 8800 GTX, and I still drool in amazement. I've seen those GTS cards too, though there is a small difference, there is not even a canyon comparison from a jump I made (unless you had something lower)

    Just remember, don't let hardware wars get in the way of you blasting rockets 10 feet from someones face, or sniping a mile away. Benchmarks mean nothing in the world of smiles, screaming, and a good evening of fun.

    Game on TPU
    -Andrew

    (PS- Yes a Corvette can fly, but I'd rather cruise at 45 down the Blue Ridge Parkway when the leaves change - google images ftw)
     
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    you are right, atm these cards are so close it doesnt really mater but when they start to struggle with games in the future then that 1000 points in 3dmark will show up in games too.


    the thing to remmeber is, you get what you pay for.
     
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    Unless you steal it, in which case, you get what someone else paid for.
     
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    im looking to upgrade, but not at the moment, things like gt's are only a refresh of my current card, i want something from the next range, like an nvidia 9xxx or whatever ATI go with (r700?/hd4xxx)
     
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    :cry:I LOVE my 8800GTS!!!:cry:
     
  7. Atnevon

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    Good to see a good turnout. I'm glad I'm a good voice by the way. I still find it wonderous why people overclock more and more to get 1000 points.

    I may be a bit ignorant, but is it truely worth it besides benchmarking. I could give my Vette 100 more, but will that help me only outside of a speed limit. In terms of our cards, is it worth pushing for 2-3 more frames, on an already 60+ FPS?

    As I see it, those with ANY 8800 are going to be set and happy for a while. Yes the 8800 GT is great for now, but hey, in a 6 months the world and rants will come back.

    Lets all just stop whining about hardware, and argue about more important things. Like how much bullcrap it is that someone in CS:S can headshot me with an AK-47 from across Dust2.

    Smile on TPU,
    -Andrew
     
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    Hilarious! What I see is a severe case of buyers remorse. So your $600 high-end card of yesteryear is no longer the top dog? Well that’s how the industry works. Ever since 8800GT cards came out it seems like a cloud of depression and gloominess has washed over many of the 8800GTS/GTX owners. I can cite half a dozen threads and even point fingers at specific nicks, but I won’t. I’m not cruel. Exception are a small minority of smarter ones that quickly sold their GTS/GTX cards while they can find uniformed fools to sell em to.

    It's interesting how prior to 8800GT release majority of GTS/GTX owners were all about high 3DMark scores, high-res gaming, and "fps to tHe MAX!!!??".

    And now we got:
    or
    when referring to fps counts.

    See, I never had this problem. I haven’t bought a video card that cost me over $100 since 1998. So, if my current X850XT is worth $60-$65 today, it doesn’t matter, since I didn’t pay more than $80 anyhow. I do pity the fools that paid $450-$500 for em and still have em today.
     
  9. Atnevon

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    Ok. Why do I have a GTX then?

    After Effects 7

    Have you ever tried to encode a 2 minute long movie, with over 28 layers, all with movment effects?

    On a X600, it took 4 hours. Have yet to do it with my new card, but you see the point. I got a GTX because I know with my design work.

    If I'm worng about that, than opps. So much for over 10 posts asking if a GPU helps in render time.

    But from my understanding, thats where my GTX will leap over, say a 7800 GT. Still nice as hell card for DX9 over the 8600.

    Plus, insurance payed for mine. It was my first build, and from what I learned a GTX would be better for me outside of gaming.

    However, my point of this post was to put a smile on people who do feel a bit down for say getting a GTS about a month ago, and are starting to kick themselves somewhat. So Addsub, if you wish to bash the topic, do it somewhere else.
     
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    Oops.
     
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    hey now, while i love my SLI'd 8800ultras(home rig) and my SLI'd 8800gt 's(lanbox)... i can't possibly put down the cards which got me where i am today. i will always cherish my good friend the 7800gtx, and his older brother the 6800gt. even my old fx5700ultra is still churning out high FPS in sims 2 on my little sister's computer. all were good cards in there time and are capable of playing some of todays games on lower settings.

    i will say however... my 8800gt's can keep up with my ultras and my wallet is wishing the gt came out ALOT sooner!
     
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    I usually don't bother posting in stupid threads like this...You are all idiots :)

    Noone here has wasted or will waste their money on new high end graphics cards - FACT
    Games do come out that push the limits of the hardware - FACT
    Some high end cards run out of juice way before their EOL - FACT
    You should expect the best framerate in all games for the next few years (but it won't happen) - FACT

    You overclock to get that "extra 5-10fps" on top of the 10fps that Crysis just took your computer too, you overclock to get that extra smoothness and feel in fast paced environments to get the edge. And you overclock because it's satisfying getting more than what you paid for!

    How is anyone an idiot for buying a good graphics card... AddSub let's face it, your graphics card is a POS, was a POS and will always be a POS so don't talk to me or anyone else on this forum about how we are idiots for wanting to be able to play games well...
    SLI and Crossfire are poor technologies to make up for the fact that hardware developers are unable to push the performance belt (2 x price for 1.2 x performance = STUPID). But if you're happy with it good for you :rockout:!

    Overall we are all idiots for allowing the developers to charge us ridiculous prices on overpriced hardware just to be able to play games like they should be played, but fact of the matter is that we will keep paying and keep complaining. I don't think it would be the same if I went around and saw that noone was argueing about graphics cards anymore.

    Yes I know that 8800GTX/Ultra performs better than HD2900 in most circumstances and yes I know it is down to the fact that nvidia has its hands on all the software devs in the universe (yes universe). And yes I know that the X360 is technically graphically superior to the PS3 but noone will allow that to be a base fact although it is like comparing an 8800GT to a 7900GT, with the latter being the PS3...
    Isn't most of the fun of these graphics cards whining about how my graphics cards penis is bigger than yours??
     
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    lol @ threads like this and the comments they attract...
     

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