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    Sounds like you're having a good time. Yes, the FX is a faster card with most games, but once we hit DX9 stuff, you're out of luck. nVidia's image quality is also a little better than ATi's, but turn on AA and AF and wham, ATi beats nVidia easy.

    Still, if all you need to do is play Call of Duty, then you're fine. :)
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    Sounds like you're having a good time. Yes, the FX is a faster card with most games, but once we hit DX9 stuff, you're out of luck. nVidia's image quality is also a little better than ATi's, but turn on AA and AF and wham, ATi beats nVidia easy.
    I beg to differ. My brother has an Abit N7F-S with a 2800+ Barton. He is using an ATI 9800 Pro 256MB card. We did some tests like 3Dmark and Aquamark, my system vs his system. My computers CPU benchmark is slower but I beat his GPU benckmarks. I didn't beat it by much but Nvidia beat it out by a couple of points using AA and AF as well. I think nvidia has the upper hand.

    Thanks amd_man2003!!!!!

    When I removed the fan and heat plate I found that the memory had sufficient thermal paste, but the GPU had a really thin layer. I used the rest of my AS3 on my GPU and a little more on the memory. W00H00!!! That did it now when I run benchmarks or games my max temperture is 73*C - 77*C. No more slow downs or problems.

    NOW FOR SOME HARDCORE GAMING!!!
    COD, ROTK, HALO, CS, UT2004, HL2, NFS, JEDIs, MAXP, MATRIX, and a lot more!!!!!

    Thanks for all the replies and comments!!!

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    Well, every system is different. It could be your drivers were better/worse, your version of Windows was optimized better, etc.. Still, I'll admit that they're very close when it comes to performance - though the 9800 XT beats pretty much everything right now.

    Oh, and did you try comparing Halo benchmarks at full details and high resolution? I think you'll see the ATi card ahead of the nVidia one.
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    tested systems:

    Number 1 (Bro's)
    XP Pro
    2800+ Barton
    Abit N7F-S
    512MB Corsiar PC3200
    160GB WD
    SONY CDROM
    LiteON 52x24x52
    ATI 9800 PRO 256MB
    Audigy 2 ZS

    Number 2 (mine)
    XP Pro
    2500+ Barton
    Asus A7V333
    768 OCZ PC2700
    2x 60GB WD RAID 0
    SONY CDROM
    TDK 48x24x48
    BFG Geforce FX 5950 256MB
    Audigy 2 ZS

    3Dmark Results

    1024*768 NO AA/AF
    Number 1: 5920
    Number 2: 6093

    1024*768 4AA/8AF
    Number 1: 2834
    Number 2: 2763

    1024*768 NO AA/AF
    Aquamark3
    Number 1: 41.5 FPS
    Number 2: 44.2 FPS

    1024*768 3AA/8AF
    Aquamark3
    Number 1: 32.1 FPS
    Number 2: 31.3 FPS


    My score indicate that Nvidia beats ATI up by a little. That is probably why ATI came out with their 9800XT and soon their 9800NP. Like in the past years Nvidia is a company that doesn't like to be second they will come out with something else.

    I think that both companies need to come out with better drivers. And games need to be written better for these cards (like Halo).

    Will post more Benchmarks here if I can get a hold of some other software.

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    Speaking of Halo, in the next patch they've managed to come up with a new way of using the shaders...it shows a 30-50% boost on all setups.

    Hmm, I wasn't aware that the 5950 was that fast. I've seen bechmarks, but in most cases, the 9800 Pro 256 beat it nearly every time.
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    Sorry,

    That last post has incorrect scores. The benchmark scores with AA/AF are suppose to be switched.

    3Dmark Results

    1024*768 NO AA/AF
    Number 1: 5920
    Number 2: 6093

    1024*768 4AA/8AF
    Number 1: 2763
    Number 2: 2834

    1024*768 NO AA/AF
    Aquamark3
    Number 1: 41.5 FPS
    Number 2: 44.2 FPS

    1024*768 3AA/8AF
    Aquamark3
    Number 1: 31.3 FPS
    Number 2: 32.1 FPS

    These are correct. The older scores show that ATI had the upperhand, but these are correct Nvidia wins the throne.

    All Drivers and BIOS are the lastest. XP Pro all updated.

    After some research the 9800XT does seem to have better scores, but very very close scores. Nvidia still beats ATI in some parts of the tests, but ATI's XT wins the overall by a small fraction. Still these differences are not noticable when it comes down to it. I think I will stick with Nvidia because they are cheaper and perform just as well.

    I wonder if Nvidia has anything up their sleeves. They can't stand being second.

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