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A crazy, crazy month

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ozstrike 15th March 2006, 21:10 Quote
Yeah I was just thinking that it's been quite a busy time for you guys, and the tech world in general. I know Tim has been really busy, for one, and I'm sure you have too, Wil.
Can't wait for the review on the 7900, though it's a bit disappointing that it doesn't seem to be performing as well as hoped.
teamtd11 15th March 2006, 21:35 Quote
just trying to think about all this stuff at once is making me go dizzy
MiNiMaL_FuSS 15th March 2006, 21:39 Quote
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How do you weigh up X800 (XT, PE, GTO, XL) v X1800 (XT, PE, GTO, XL) v X700 (XT) v X600 v 6800 (Ultra, GT) v 6600 (GT) v 7600 v 7800 (GT, GTX)? And, more's the point, where on earth does the 9700 Pro fit into all of this now?


Frankly i'd love to see some benches of some slect products ranging form the 9800pro to the nu 7900.

we live in hope.
Bindibadgi 15th March 2006, 21:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
Frankly i'd love to see some benches of some slect products ranging form the 9800pro to the nu 7900.

we live in hope.

a) I dont think they have all those cards in the lab
b) that would take FOREVER to do ;)

If you can invent a way we can clone Tim, let us know ;)
RotoSequence 15th March 2006, 22:18 Quote
Who needs to clone? There are plenty of people on these forums willing to run testing (myself included) who often have more time than they know what to do with
ozstrike 15th March 2006, 22:24 Quote
Yeah, just send a few cards my way :)
Awoken 15th March 2006, 22:29 Quote
Testings not the problem, its equivalence of the supporting system that presents a problem. To use an AGP card you would need to change chipset which could throw a spanner in the works. If you split the testing amongst individuals then you apply multiple perspectives to a single piece unless you specify benchmark only. Even then everyone would have to use the same hardware. Bit does an excellent job, we just have to patient and wait for the fruits of their late nights!
ozstrike 15th March 2006, 22:45 Quote
Oh but I want free cards :(
Just kidding, I appreciate all the work you guys do and how hard it must be.
Salazaar 15th March 2006, 22:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
Frankly i'd love to see some benches of some slect products ranging form the 9800pro to the nu 7900.

we live in hope.

That would be a godsend for me. I'm completely stumped as to where to go from my 9800!
Bindibadgi 15th March 2006, 22:53 Quote
9800 - 8 pipe 256bit mem
x800GTO - 12pipe 256bit mem etc

Plus memory speed and architectural advancements, itll be faster.
eek 15th March 2006, 23:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
Frankly i'd love to see some benches of some slect products ranging form the 9800pro to the nu 7900.

we live in hope.
THG have massive gfx cards comparisons going wayyyy back.
MiNiMaL_FuSS 16th March 2006, 02:11 Quote
im using a massively clocked 9800xt right now.

moving to 939 soon as AM2 comes out and drops the prices abit, doubt i'll so SLI as frankly my 9800 plays every nu game fine still.....

x800 or 6800 seems like the next logical step.....but how does nu mid range like 7600 etc compare to them?!? so many cards now, it all used to be so simple :(
mclean007 16th March 2006, 13:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by MiNiMaL_FuSS
im using a massively clocked 9800xt right now.

moving to 939 soon as AM2 comes out and drops the prices abit, doubt i'll so SLI as frankly my 9800 plays every nu game fine still.....

x800 or 6800 seems like the next logical step.....but how does nu mid range like 7600 etc compare to them?!? so many cards now, it all used to be so simple :(
IMHO you should rule out the x800 - there's no point buying a new card that doesn't support SM3.0. From your position I'd go either 6600GT or whichever 6800 class product your budget can stretch to.

The Wikipedia entries for GeForce 6, GeForce 7, and Radeon have some pretty useful comparison tables comparing the features of the (often confusingly prolific) cards in each family.
mattyt 16th March 2006, 14:45 Quote
Mammoth 11 hour flight?
My fiance lives in San Francisco (i'm in the UK).
Tim S 16th March 2006, 15:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by mattyt
Mammoth 11 hour flight?
My fiance lives in San Francisco (i'm in the UK).
I beat you, my girlfriend is about 17 hours away on a 747. :p

hehe
mattyt 16th March 2006, 16:18 Quote
Well don't you just lose! That must suck. Actually my friends GF lives in NZ.. 24 hour flight away.. the internet has made the world smaller but transport needs to catch up to make it closer... still waiting for a 1 hour rocket propelled 'flight' to San Francisco! ;)
RotoSequence 16th March 2006, 16:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by Awoken
Testings not the problem, its equivalence of the supporting system that presents a problem. To use an AGP card you would need to change chipset which could throw a spanner in the works. If you split the testing amongst individuals then you apply multiple perspectives to a single piece unless you specify benchmark only. Even then everyone would have to use the same hardware. Bit does an excellent job, we just have to patient and wait for the fruits of their late nights!

The solution in that case is to maintain as close to identical builds and benchmarks as possible. Its not THAT horribly difficult to scrounge up NF3 motherboards these days. :)
speedfreek 17th March 2006, 03:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by RotoSequence
The solution in that case is to maintain as close to identical builds and benchmarks as possible. Its not THAT horribly difficult to scrounge up NF3 motherboards these days. :)
I would be happy to offer whatever card testing help you need. :D

Good article, I guess that stuff gets hard after a while (although I would like to go to CES CeBIT and others) keep working for a vacation.
customh 17th March 2006, 22:36 Quote
Speaking of tomshardware.com they have a socket am2 motherboard and processor, so we HAVE seen a bit of the new stuff.
LogicalJester 12th April 2006, 16:54 Quote
"A crazy, crazy month"

So Crazy that no one else could write another article for 3 weeks...?

At this rate I might have to resort back to buying one of those "mag-a-zines"...
Tim S 12th April 2006, 21:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by LogicalJester
"A crazy, crazy month"

So Crazy that no one else could write another article for 3 weeks...?

At this rate I might have to resort back to buying one of those "mag-a-zines"...
Pretty much, yeah. You've obviously never come across our front page - it's usually updated with a new article 5 times a week.
LogicalJester 13th April 2006, 10:16 Quote
Sorry, I should have been more specific, I was referring to the columns.... like the one this thread is about.... :D
Tim S 13th April 2006, 11:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by LogicalJester
Sorry, I should have been more specific, I was referring to the columns.... like the one this thread is about.... :D
korhojoa 13th April 2006, 14:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Awoken
Testings not the problem, its equivalence of the supporting system that presents a problem. To use an AGP card you would need to change chipset which could throw a spanner in the works. If you split the testing amongst individuals then you apply multiple perspectives to a single piece unless you specify benchmark only. Even then everyone would have to use the same hardware. Bit does an excellent job, we just have to patient and wait for the fruits of their late nights!


Hm. You could use one of them asrock mobos with agp/pci-e support.
LogicalJester 13th April 2006, 22:03 Quote
All I was saying is that the columns were the thing that first kept me coming back to Bit-tech, however although they used to average around one a week, now it's slipped to closer to one a month.... are you all getting writers block?

I would offer to contribute, but I have nothing worth saying and am very very stupid. :(
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