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    Smile HEXUS.reviews :: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX 4-vendor Roundup

    Do you want the fastest single-card consumer 3D graphics product on the market at the time of writing (it's 11th April 2006 as I tap this out) ? Do you, sir? Do you? Ohh! Suits you, sir! Suits you! Do you have the money, sir? Do you, sir? Then sir wants a Radeon X1900 XTX doesn't he? Ohh!
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    I think the actual proverb 'in chinese' - "Don't use an axe to remove a fly from a friend's forehead" - actually carries a slightly different meaning (slightly.. but the usage is very different).. actually if this is the proverb I'm thinking of.. its not even translated correctly..

    But a more accurate chinese proverb might be 'using a butchers knife to skin a chicken'.. which actually adds up as a more accurate depiction of your current situation..

    I know the axe bit still sounds cooler.. but just needs to clear out that the actual proverb you quoted can't be used to describe this situation..
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    It's not being used to describe any situation, though. I didn't want the proverb to mean anything at all, misquoted or not

    It's just me being a clown in text, to lighten up something very dry.

    My sincere apologies you didn't latch on to my obscure RysHumour. And my sincere thanks to PD for pointing me here. I think.
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    fair enough... nit picking really.. given that I havent spoken proper mandarin for 10 years or more.. my comments can be fairly dubious anyways..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rys
    It's just me being a clown in text, to lighten up something very dry.
    It needed it - not your fault, but I agree that must have been a pretty dull comparison

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    Quote Originally Posted by PD HEXUS
    a bit harsh saying that James Smith (HEXUS' Manager of Performance Analysis who undertook the lions-share of that X1900 XTX testing) is a pretty companion...
    Are you saying he's ugly?
    Last edited by kalniel; 19-07-2006 at 01:35 PM.

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    Not to be negative but what was the point of this article? Reviewing 4 identically clocked boards seems a bit pointless. What about including the (mentioned) Sapphire Blizzard edition or the HIS ICEQ 3 version?

    And some overclocking (yes we know it varies from card to card but it can still be indicative) would have been nice.

    Also why was the article written in April and only published in July?

    I like most Hexus reviews but this one seems practically out of date and a bit pointless as it compared 4 identical cards.

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    My guess would be that at the time it was decided to do the article it was not known that they would be producing such similar items - usually you can expect different manufacturers to come up with different clocks or cooling solutions and a review answers the questions everyone asks 'which make of X should I buy?'. Unfortunately this one didn't turn out like that.

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    that the difference in price for basically identical products can be as wide as £50 is pretty much outrageous! heard that the kong game is surprisingly good but am just going on hearsay. also if you've got the cash for an X1900XT, you probably won't have any probs getting a decent 3rd party cooling solution, like the arctic cooling cooler thingy. I know I would (will)...

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    Searching desperately for some differentiating factor, are the RMA policies, warranties, and support resources/reputations of the AIBs worth having a look/see? Or does it really come down to who's got the best rebate and free shipping that day you fire up your browswer to go shopping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PD HEXUS
    well obviously it's our prerogative to publish the articles - we pay to produce - when we see fit, but if it really helps you to know, (though i don't know why it would...) then this thread, and perhaps this post in particular, gives an indication as to why we weren't originally in a position to publish all ATi RD580 and R580 content when it would've been ideal for us all to do so...

    thanks for the sarky reply

    yes it is your perogative to publish when to publish articles and yes I realise there has been difficulties with the RD580 chipset (I did read the article back in May) and the crossfire side of things but it was implied in the review of the RD580 motherboards that it was sorted.

    So I was simply wondering why the piece took three months to publish, and that was two months after the review of the RD580 was published (which implied that all bios issues were solved) and as this review only took the performance of single cards, not crossfire any remaining crossfire issues would surely not impinge on the completion of this article?

    Sorry if this has narked you, I thought 'right2reply' meant I could ask a legitimate question and get an answer without being treated to a scarcastic reply.

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