Originally posted by kahlos
Hey your all saying the X800 Series of cards are bad. NO!! Well at least not for bang for buck. You get a X800GTO2 for £100 ($180) and OC and unlock to get beyond X850XTPE speeds. True they don't support pixel shader 3.0 but theres not a h.ell of a difference between 2.0b and 3. I have a X800GTO2 my self and it's obviously OC'ed and unlocked and it runs everything at full detail perfectly (well except F.E.A.R. but theres no way something of that price range would do that kind of power ). Oh and with the bottlenecking thats mainly only on stratigy games where lots of a.i. scripts and simple things are going on at once. Something like Rome Total War. With crossfire you can run any series of card with another one in the same series as long as one of them is a crossfire master card. So a X800 with a X850 crossfire master card would run fine. I would say that crossfire and SLI are about equal.
Im not saying the x800 are all bad, or that that they are inferior in sli. Im just saying this card has a bad rep and that the sli ability isnt as common in ATI cards.
Also note, i edited the guide and added in stuff. The prices will be changed as the cards become more commonly available at a lower price, and il add new cards as they come out.