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Old 03-17-2006, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, ive decided its between these two cards here -http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=57&card2=382

Also, what is the difference of "PS Version 3.0" and "PS Version 2.0b" ?

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Old 03-17-2006, 12:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If anyone can clear up why the 7800 GS is better please tell me - i'm not sure what im missing out on -

i mean the X850 XT has ( from what i see ) just as good specs.
please clear up the mist for me
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the x850xt pe was ati's last generation flagship card. i don't know much about the agp versions.. but i know the pci express versions of x850xt pe is faster than the 6800ultra but slower than the 7800gt. the 7800gs i presume is slower than the 7800gt, so i presume that the preformance should be close..

i found some benchmarks here.. but they're using a 7800gs pci-express... i thought they only made it for agp..?!?!?!?!

anyways.. in those tests the 7800gs in most cases made quick work of the x850xt pe. there might be a difference in agp versions.. i donno..

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2616&p=1

anyways, depending on how much you're willing to spend and how much those cards cost, you really can't go wrong with either of them. if they cost hte same, then go for the 7800gs.
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd go with the 7800GS. It's a newer card, and most people would tell you to stay away from the x8** cards. Something about bad drivers or something.
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Yeah, I remember that there was a star wars game that couldn't run properly ( or at all ) with the x8** cards, and radeon no matter how they tried, didn't release a patch/update to fix it.

Thanks for the help guys, I guess when you are about to spend $550 AU you need some re-assurance before you go forth

Does anyone know what PS Version means?? i tried to find out at wikipedia, cant find tho....
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