quote: so besides DX10, why the hell should I buy this over a last-gen 7600GT?
quote: I only see 8800GTS to be faster than X1950XTX due to its higher clock speeds and a bigger memory bus.
quote: So the differance between the 8600GT and the 7600GT would be something like 10%
quote: First, it's not possible to have a 172 bit bus. Each memory chip has a 32-bit interconnect, so for each additional chip, you add another 32 bits to the bus with. No other figure is even theoretically possible.
quote: The video engines provide MPEG-2 high-definition and WMV HD video playback up to resolutions of 1080p. G84 and G86 support hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 video as well; however, NVIDIA makes no mention of VC-1 decoding.
quote: Some 3rd party hardware and software decoders only decode WMVA based content.
quote: As of 2006, WMVA is considered a deprecated codec because it is not fully VC-1 compliant.