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Two Diamonds: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT 1GB CrossFire Review
I think you have a flaw in your reading of this review.
"As for Nvidia’s multi-GPU solutions, the support of SLI technology in Windows Vista is deficient so far despite the release of an appropriate patch by Microsoft. We installed that patch but could not enable SLI mode on our test computer."
They should test with the 7.9s. AMD has made huge strides since those crappy 7.7s.
also show 8800GTS SLI if you can.
Taken directly from the review. SLi can NOT be done under Vista with their test system.
xp please, i want to see amd crossfire (with their latest drivers) vs ultra sli...in glorious 2560x1600
i am just wondering why the heck didn't they use the latest amd driver 7.9?
where is the ultra sli result?
Its already here! ---> *Looks at his 8800GTX*
1. Besides support for DX10, Vista is still buggy and slow compared to XP.
2. Less than 10% of world wide Windows installations on home computers (gamers) are on Vista. Thus, XP is still the standard Windows OS!
3. Catalyst 7.8 was indeed available at the time this review was written, and 7.9 was released a couple of days ago. nvidia have also released a beta ForceWare 163.xx which could solve the SLI problem on Vista.
My conclusion of this review - a very small and none fair perspective of the current comparison between the involved models.
Nevertheless, I won't even think of buying the R600 series card. I think the AMD merging and possibly some other internal disturbance really ruined this potentially great product. I do praise nvidia for their comparatively better effort in DX10 cards.
In the end, there is no reasonable priced DX10 cards out there. If I want high tech, I'll put my money on a PS3. I reckon PS3 is still the most powerful machine a consumer can purchase.
From I've read, it's a big difference.
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