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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

Is this ATI's counter for Nvidias 8800 series. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102095

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737FLIER wrote:

Is this ATI's counter for Nvidias 8800 series. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102095

yes, the 2900 is the official name for the R600.

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Ryan (737FLIER) First Officer

How does it compare to the 8800gtx ultra?

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mdaskalos First Officer

737FLIER wrote:

How does it compare to the 8800gtx ultra?

It doesn't.

Performance-wise it sits between the 8800 GTS and the 8800GTX. It also sits between them price-wise at $420-430.

http://www.guru3d.com

has a nearly 30-page review and test in it.

mdaskalos

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JLangevin First Officer

I personally think it will make an awesome door stop or paper weight. I hate ATI products and always will... i dont care if it even spanks the 8800GTX or Ultra DX10, ATI will never get another dollar from me... and now that they are affiliated with AMD... its no wonder why those with AMD powered ATI systems, cant get a decent experience in FSX.

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Radeon HD2900XT 512 MB vs GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB

http://it-review.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1435&Itemid=1

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Greyson Bassett (greystone) Trainee

I am in the process of a query to NVidia about my FSX issues. I have TWO 8800 GTX cards and the best I get is about 20 FPS with just medium display settings. That sux big time! There must be some issue with the way FSX does its rendering because I get a screaming 55-60 FPS out of FS9 with all the display, weather, and aircraft sliders maxed out.

If someone has an NVidia Control Panel checklist for FSX that works with the 8800 GTX, I would be most grateful. The numerous suggestions read on this site (and others) have not helped. Crying or Very sad

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have you installed SP1? it might help a bit.

as of today, FSX is still CPU bound... I think getting a QX6600 will get you better results than 2x 8800 GTS.

I wish there is a lab test report somewhere.

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Anonymous wrote:

have you installed SP1? it might help a bit.

as of today, FSX is still CPU bound... I think getting a QX6600 will get you better results than 2x 8800 GTS.

I wish there is a lab test report somewhere.

and it is cheaper too

LOL

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Greyson Bassett (greystone) Trainee

I'm on an Athlon 64 Dual-core SLI board. Cripes! What more did they want from us up in Redmond!

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greystone wrote:

I'm on an Athlon 64 Dual-core SLI board. Cripes! What more did they want from us up in Redmond!

the problem is in your CPU and OS

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😕 HMMMMMM, What would anybody expect from redmond, near seattle washington??????? 😕

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❓ For some reason every forum that i have gone onto people with AMD cpu's and motherboards seem to have problems with the performance FSX? Intel core 2 duo processors must be better than AMD64 X2 processors.

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Greyson Bassett (greystone) Trainee

OK. I have been to the AMD site and DL'd the latest Optimizer from them, still with no performance improvement. I have checked in the Task Manager that both cores are being used. As previously harped, I get screaming performance out of FS9 and any other graphics-intensive application. FSX under Windows XP Pro remains a total mystery.

I am intrigued by our "Guest's" comment above that it is the CPU and OS, rather than the 8800's. Why is that and how do you know? Is there some evidence out there that makes the Athlon 64-2 Dual Core a dog with FSX running under XP? I am not ready to put this motherboard in the garage yet, but reasonable arguments will be weighed.

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Not all AMD dual cores have a problem but like i said the majority do! My advice sell the PC which you would get quite a lot of money for and buy an Intel Core 2 duo machine and overclock it.

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Greyson Bassett (greystone) Trainee

A bit of fodder for the debate-- please read Phil Taylor's comments from ACES:

http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2006/11/30/fsx-today-and-tomorrow.aspx

My take on this: If you have low expectations then you won't be disappointed. Hmmm. Heard that before. So... I still like CFS2... is it so hard to make it fun for us to do FSX--even with new trick hardware? Heck, lots of freeware out there have made CFS2 a blast without ACES involvement! Redmond will not even release the code to support TrackIR in CFS2, fer cripes sake! You'd think Phil and the boys would have sussed this argument out and seen the community he has to deal with. I'm not a software guru, so likely way off the mark. Just want some fun with my joystick, pedals, and throttle without slugging along at 13 FPS.

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