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    XGI Volari reviewed

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...y/xgi-volari.h

    Unfortunately, it bombed. I was hoping for something more competitive. Opinions?

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    Well scottluebke2003, I'll hazard my opinion.

    Just like the good ol' days of USA vs USSR, every other POS country out there didn't really make anyone's head turn. It always came back to USA/USSR.

    We're once again faced with a video paper tiger. XGI is all talk, no output. Same with Deltachrome. Same with Intel's "extreme" (pfft) Graphics. Same with VIA. Same with anyone not ATI/Nvidia.

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    Let's hope that changes in the near future.

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    Volari performs about like a late seventies Plymouth. I had hoped it would be better but it's worse.

    At least the new Deltachrome cards are only aiming for the midrange rather than the high end, and they're getting closer. So far the new S3 is impressing me more than XGI.
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    Just look at the huge head start nVidia/ATI have on designing GPUs. I think it'l be almost impossible for some other company to create a viable alternative now, after all, they will be almost working from scratch.

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    I expect it to improve... much needs to be cleaned up, though

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    When is it going to hit shelves, building a BTX system soon and might go the XGI way
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    I'm leaning the same way. I just have to have the most expensive space heater on the block.

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    LOL

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    A year back here was a lot of talk about the matrox parhelia .
    Everybody thought that it would be a great gamming card. It was Hot news back then. With 512bit memory interface and all.

    What happended at the end. It was all that famous it not use in the gamming industry.

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    But it had really great image quality.
    Thats how it should have been marketed, not as a geforce killer.

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    Yep, Parhelia had great IQ, especially in 2D, and triple-head. Killer gaming card, no; but it had its own advantages. Volari doesn't.
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