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    Default The banding issue



    I had never seen the banding issue before....
    ....i tried some demo in dual head


    What a card for almost 400 €



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    it's not a flaw.
    it's a feature - it helps you keep awake during game play
    Yeah, well I'm gonna build my own lunar space lander! With blackjack aaaaannd Hookers! Actually, forget the space lander, and the blackjack. Ahhhh forget the whole thing!

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    Well, what did you expect?
    You sound surprized.
    Did you think ppl been whining all this time over nothing?

    Shoulda got an 8x P. Banding is fixed with the 8x cards...
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    sigh, 400$

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    Of course, things like that should not happen, but that issue was discussed a lot here...
    Some nVidia and Ati cards also 'banded' and on my P, I noticed bandig only sometimes while playing Tribes 2.
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    I only saw banding once on my card, during the Hoth level on Jedi Academy, I think it was.

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    Should i buy another card in the future????

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    what you think about????

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    I think it is safe to say you should buy another card somewhere in the future.
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    ROFLMAO!

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    I MEAN NVIDIA, ATI, 3DLABS???

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    Crabby Smurf says "Yep"!

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    Sorry Amiga Blitter, just a lame joke. I have no clue. Maybe a P8X?

    edit: Maybe this is a place to look: http://forums.murc.ws/showthread.php...141#post495141
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    Choose a card depending on your needs.

    To say 'I buy Matrox never again' because of the banding bug would be stupid, things like this can happen (and happend!) with every manufacturer...
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    Originally posted by Che Guevara

    To say 'I buy Matrox never again' because of the banding bug would be stupid, things like this can happen (and happend!) with every manufacturer...
    Yes, and you expect their behavior to improve. But Matrox refused to acknowledge the banding even existed, and even when they did they said it was perfectly acceptable. <I>That</I> is the behavior that makes me warn off anyone that would consider buying Matrox. Of course, Matrox also makes it easier by not having any worthwhile products in the future.
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