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Old 09-27-2005, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 7800 or X850???

I was hoping to upgrade my computer next summer and i decided on a new vid-card. I know the 7800 and X850 are the top ATI/Nvidia cards and was wondering which was better and which has more bang for the buck. Anything about the cards would help.

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Old 09-27-2005, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do a search! this topic has been covered many times.

If you want some head-to-head comparisons on benchmarks go to


About half way down, on the right-hand side is a link to "VGA charts" thats where you'll find the comparisons.

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Old 09-27-2005, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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7800 GTX!! More pipes, faster clocks, and PSM 3.0.

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Old 09-27-2005, 07:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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dude, thats not even a questoin man

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Old 09-28-2005, 04:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it was a question for me because I got my X850 XL PE for $350 from tigardirect!
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350 for ATI? hahaha... if you look hard enough on newegg.com you will be able to get a 7800GT for around the same price after rebates. It really is no question.
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Originally posted by jaross
it was a question for me because I got my X850 XL PE for $350 from tigardirect!
You got ripped man, that card would be worth maybe $200 at THE MOST. Words can't describe how much ATI sucks right now. That card is not even a full DX9 card (so you will be forced to play newer games in DX8.1 and even DX 7!!). You should return it and get at least a 6800 GT which IS a DX9 card, if not a 7800 GTX.
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Boy they have platiinum edition for XLs now? I thought it was specific to XTs.
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i would say 7800gtx all the way.


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