Well who comes out on top for bf2? Well first off I dont really care how card perform for other games, because the battlefield series has been my fav since 1942. I thought that the nvidia 7800 was blowing away ati untill I read this..........this is a review and benchmarks specifically testing on bf2....I think most of you will be surprised!!
Hey deftond, no link.
Is this the one you meant?
Also these sorts of benchmarks are pointless, they don't say which models they are using, how much memory etc. For instance are they using the latest 7800GTX 512Mb models which are clocked higher than the standard 7800GTX.
Nvidia and ATI will swap places with almost every model release, each releasing slightly faster and higher spec cards every few months to take back the lead, all that means is that at that moment in time the fastest ATI was a little bit faster than the fastest nvidia. That benchmnark was in October, so almost certainly they weren't using the current fastest Nvidia 7800 model which only came out few weeks ago. I am certainly not saying that the Nvidia is better, but it doesn't matter which one you get at the time, it will be second fastest in a few weeks.
Yeah, practically every week they release a NEW TWEAKED SUPER-DUPER EDITION of their flagship card. Good for us gamers though. For the record I have an ATi Radeon X850 XT 256MB
rather then caring which is faster look more at their features. WHich right now are practically identical. Both utilize SM 3.0 support HDR and have 2 card capacity motherboards. Curretnly Nvidia is cheapper because their 7800 GTX 256mb card is about 100-150 dolalrs cheaper to the comparable 1X800 XT. But the new Radeon cards can support HDR floating point callculations and anti-aliasing while Nvidias cannot support both at the same time. But still HDR is used in a limited number of games and most of it is experimental.
So it really depends. I just say get the 7800 GTX right now since its cheaper but thats the only reason. (not the 512mb version since that is WAY to much money i mean the 256mb version)
$699 - geforce 7800 gtx 512mb pci express $445 - geforce 7800 gtx 256mb pci express vivo $445 - geforce 7800 gtx 256mb pci express sli $445 - geforce 7800 gtx 256mb pci express $276 - geforce 7800 gt 256mb pci express $419 - radeon x850 xt platinum pci express $348 - radeon x850 xt platinum agp $385 - radeon x850 xt crossfire edition $289 - radeon x850 xt 256mb pci express $363 - radeon x850 xt 256mb agp $239 - radeon x850 pro pci express 256mb $254 - radeon x850 pro agp 256mb $275 - radeon x850 crossfire I would think it depends on where you shop and where you get your prices, and what exactly you are looking for. Looks to me the radeon is cheaper.
im sorry I feel like a moron...lol http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-x1800_3.html
this is pretty interesting....if you look closly and check out the differences.....the x850xtpe almost performs as well as the x1800xt......so if youthink about it your getting about another 320mhz of memory....512mb ring bus...which is suited for xfire.....two 256 cards....will be what makes it shine....but if they dont make it for agp then this is our last hurrah...before we have to go with pci-e. To me I dont think its worth it to switch over my whole system just to use pci-e and I dont like to have to do it..with now up to 16 piplines for the x850xt ago all your missing is the shader 3.0....but shader 3.0 also makes bf2 amazingly beatiful...:( I like to take a stance and use ati..and stick with them....its like cheering on the pats...when there on a loosing streak, and before they won their supper bowls. big deal if you spend 100 dollars less and get 10fps less....woo big deal right.
Actualy another thing is how much memory you have and how good it is. That will enable you to play bf2 at higher settings. My 9800pro256 is only lacking the ddr3....I think I can wait just a little longer...playing medium isnt bad...its just the jagged shadows that p87ss me off.
Well .. it depends on how much of a game freak you are. when you upgrade and for what ... I have said it before and i will say it again.. a 9600 xt256 runs this game nicely and that is an older card.. but then i do have an x800 pro also.
Ya man your definatly right. My friend has the x800 agp version and it runs everything on high. The only thing we would miss out on is the shader 3.0, but do we want to miss it. Battlefield 1942 came out around 2002? I didnt stop playing untill bf2 came out...along with vietnam of course..but could you imaging how insane this game will look in 2 years? With this high technology of today...costing us half price?