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Old 02-01-2006, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which graphics card should I go with?

My specs are high enough to handle both, I just want to know which would be a better choice for me to buy.

Sapphire Radeon X850XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814102505

EVGA Geforce 6800GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130265

The Sapphire card has higher specs but I don't think they have lifetime warranties on their cards.

The EVGA card has lower specs but has a lifetime warranty. I don't know what to get.
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Your links are broken. Anyway, I think I would probably go with the 6800GS but if you could afford it then I wouold definately get the 7800GT cause it is a great card with performance on par with the 7800GTX but a heck of a lot cheaper.
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6800GS much better bang for your bucks, but like flying said, defintely go for the 7800GT, the best bang for your bucks
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You guys don't even think the X850XT is worth it, it's just that it has higher stock speeds and is about the same price
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since the links are broken i'll post the specs

EVGA 6800GS $199.00

Model 256-P2-N391-AX

Chipset
GPU Geforce 6800GS
Core clock 490MHz
PixelPipelines 12

Memory
Memory Clock 1100MHz
Memory Size 256MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3

3D API
DirectX DirectX 9
OpenGL OpenGL 1.5
Interface
Interface PCI Express x16


Sapphire Radeon X850XT $219.00

Model 100106SR-RD

Chipset
GPU Radeon X850XT
Core clock 520MHz
PixelPipelines 16

Memory
Memory Clock 1080MHz
Memory Size 256MB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR3

3D API
DirectX DirectX 9
OpenGL OpenGL 2.0

Interface
Interface PCI Express x16
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the X8** series isnt worth it from ati it was crap, no SM2 support and they realeased it just to sell something against the awesome 6*** series from nvidia. and also so overpriced still
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Ya ati got wupped with their 800 series, go for the gold and get the 7800gt

or be an fps/benchmark whore like me and spend way too much money for the gtx because you are too stupid to realize that the gt does basically just as well for a **** of a lot less cost.

That and I am wishing I had gotten a better hard drive. My 160 gig one kind of sux but now I am too poor to do anything about it.
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So even though the card that i have listed have higher clock speeds they are still worse than the 7800gt? Is that because of the number of piplines? If it is, what makes pipelines the deciding factor when it comes to quality?
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Yes overall clockspeed helps some, but mainly the pipelines, like the 9600XT is like 500/1200 or something but it only has 4 pipelines so it sucks the 6800GT only has 350/1000? and 16 pipelines and it whoops the 9600XT
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