Look at my thick card

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  1. K.I.L.E.R

    K.I.L.E.R Retarded moron
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    I'm now a proud owner of an Ati card (4890). This is my second Ati card in my life. I was very pleased with the R300, never experienced an issue (all I can remember is the red, blue switch in color), and I haven't hesitated with this one.

    I couldn't even put in mount screws.


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  2. digitalwanderer

    digitalwanderer Dangerously Mirthful
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    What are you upgrading from?
     
  3. K.I.L.E.R

    K.I.L.E.R Retarded moron
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    Geforce 8800GT (G92).
     
  4. Malo

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    What is the rest of your system config? I'm currently running an 8800GT as well and was interested to see the kind of difference it might make without a full motherboard/cpu/ram upgrade as well. I have a C2D E6750 @3.4Ghz on a P35 w/Vista x64.
     
  5. Davros

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    Thats it just the card :D
     
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    can barely see the card.

    :)
     
  7. K.I.L.E.R

    K.I.L.E.R Retarded moron
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    I'm running a Core 2 Quad Q6600 at stock (need to reapply thermal paste to oc. it back at 3GHz). The difference is really amazing.

    If you use Ati's monitor scaling (keeping aspect ratio or not) as opposed to your LCD's monitor scaling, you're in for a treat. Plants vs Zombies was previously blocky as hell in fullscreen but it looks nice and smooth on my 4890. What surprises me is that this effect falls onto other resolution locked games.

    3D performance is through the roof. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, at it's maximum settings, used to run decently at 1440x900 on my G92, however I'm running it at 1920x1080, maximum settings, 6x AA and 8x AF and it still runs faster than it did on my G92.

    Many 3D games feel more performant. Sacred 2 runs better at maximum settings posible, 1920x1080, with 8x AA and 8x AF. Sacred 2 with shadows disabled didn't run as fast on my G92. The Last Remnant feels noticeably faster, but ran well on my G92.
     
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    It's just a dummy methinks :yep2:
     
  9. RussSchultz

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    But what about the video card?
     
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    Dresden Celebrating Mediocrity
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    My Geforce 260 GTX barely fits in my tower. And it's a server tower. Cards are becoming illogically large, I don't even know how people find the room for SLI/Crossfire setups.
     
  11. Silent_Buddha

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    Yeah, Nvidia cards haven't even been a realistic option for me the past 2 generations since they are so long and require phyisically modifying the motherboard in my Shuttle SFF case as well as cutting off all airflow going to the CPU...

    Which makes me happy that ATI finally got competitive again. As decent as the 3870 was, I was still wanting the performance of the Nvidia based cards at the time.

    Regards,
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