The NEXT LAST R600 Rumours & Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-release GPU Speculation' started by Geo, Mar 1, 2007.

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  1. Geeforcer

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    Changing the setting and the area where you benchmark in Oblivion can have huge effect on your scores.
     
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    Agreed but what else did you expect given the current info? All we have is a history of delays and broken promises and now underwhelming performance. What other reaction should a rational person have? Yes, DT's numbers are far below expectations given the technical specs but it's all we have. If you have some good reason for people to be optimistic I'd love to hear it.
     
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    Maybe the fact that it might actually ship on May 2nd, if VR-Zone is actually correct in the launch date being pushed forward? Forcing to the reseller to push out the "official" ship date to well beyond the actual launch date could be just to obscure when the retailer will actually be allowed to ship said card since it wasn't supposed to be even available for pre-order.

    A rather light slap on the wrist IMO for breaking NDA on ship/release date.

    I'm still waiting for high IQ comparisons, and "real" reviews before declaring R600 a total disappointment.

    People also seem to think that one bad product immediately puts a company out of business. I guess few remember when ATI was a top Video Card maker pre-1997 with their 2D cards. Failed misearably with virtually all their 3D cards until R300, and yet still managed to survive.

    And apparently Matrox is still finding a way to survive by focusing on their niche market.

    It's possible that ATI will cease to be a serious contender for the high end crown year to year as they have been since the R300, yet that will hardly doom the company to oblivion. After all, AMD mainly purchased ATI for their MB chipsets and integrated graphics. Worst case is that ATI will be relegated to the mid-range, low-end, integrated chipset, MB chipsets and stream computing and completely abandon the high end.

    However, I currently don't see any indications that AMD/ATI will abandon the high end completely.

    That said, if Nvidia will get off their arses and make a solid Vista 64 driver, I may still be getting an 8800 GTX if R600's features don't sufficiently impress me.

    Regards,
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    Jawed, I swear I am not trying to be difficult, but what exactly am I looking for?
     
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    I think it's just best to wait and see. I'm not going to curse DT to hell, but I don't have a problem qustioning their data either. Komabatant is a person I trust, and that alone is enough to play skeptical. I see major potential flaws in their reviews and the numbers are not adding up.

    With that said, I take option 4 for 4 hundred. :cool:
     
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    :wink: Well don't keep us in suspense - what do you think happened?
     
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    Maybe they had AA set to 24x or something in the control panel..:lol:
     
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    Incompetence.

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    I rest my case on the evidence that I have given.



    I have heard your side of the case, and rest assured, I'm not taking the bait. Slap me silly on May 2nd or the 14th, which ever the case.:razz:

    It's a little bit of option 1 and 4. 4 because I highly trust kombatant. Gibbo's statment also alligns with what Kombatant staes.
     
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    Won't that be a coup :lol:
     
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    Since you must have missed my previous post, allow me to copy/paste:

     
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    Yes, your're right I suppose. And thanks nAo, for reminding me about the compression. I had forgotten about that--lots of benefits from that EDRAM!

    About the G8x-chips, they do have lots more transistors per quad than the G7x-chips, but I didn't know if that was more related to D3D10 or to the scalar architecture. Very apples to oranges.
    Thanks again, ERK
     
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    Ooh! Or should that be ARGH!

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    Not Hector Ruiz said this, Henri Richard said :wink:
     
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    My results are better:

    :lol:
    But: 68530.1587? Too slow, other 8800GTX users get lower results.:?:
     
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