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  • ReapeRalex - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - link

    I come here first whenever I'm the market for new toys, good site :)

    Could you include Doom3 in the benchmarks for these reviews? Apperantly Doom3 can push overclocked cards over the edge that might otherwise appear stable. Lets face it Doom3 and Half Life 2 will the be main game on peoples minds who are looking to upgrade to these new cards (I just hope a Half Life 2 benchmark is available soon so I can make an informed decision on which card to get :) ).

    Anyway, great site, always informative and well written :)
  • mjz5 - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    good review DerekWilson.. and true, we don't need to see 100s of different games benchmarked, this article was created to illustrate the difference between the and only the two makers. Reply
  • pookie69 - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    Nice article. Simple and straight to the point.

    Just one thing - the noise tests - i think it would be a good idea to perform two sets of tests, one with the cards under load, one when they are both idle. It would be interesting to see exactly how much the noise of some of these cards jumps up by (or not) during gaming.

  • shuttleboi - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    Can you please provide heat and noise measurements for other cards as well, particularly the ATI x800 cards? Reply
  • Chapbass - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    "Interestingly, the Albatron had its core temperature warning level set at 125 degrees Celsius, while the ASUS was up at 135."

    Something might be telling me the whole 125 degrees celcius might be a mistake?

    but...ya never know...

    : )
  • retrospooty - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    DOOM 3 BABY !!! :D Reply
  • DerekWilson - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    We didn't really need to go heavy on the game tests in order to illustrate how these cards perform in relation to the stock 6800U and 6800UE which have been put through an exhaustive analysis already.

    But we really want to bring you guys the info you want to see. If these game tests aren't sufficient, we can add a game and/or change the lineup. We don't want to be too heavy on the game tests, but we do want the games we tests to be relevant.

    Just let us know what you want, and we'll get it into our upcoming reviews.

    Thanks for the feedback!
  • Pollock - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    And Aquamark isn't technically a game, even if it's based on one...that kind got me, too. Reply
  • Jeff7181 - Sunday, July 18, 2004 - link

    Wow... only 2 game tests? Reply

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